slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
12 oz. Pours dark w/ tan head. Nose is ehh, funk. Taste is syrupy vanilla, and ashtray. Cheap shit. Not for me. BeerZack (432) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Creamy vanilla iced coffee nose with hints of wood and smoke. I think the smoke comes across as a chili pepper-like spiciness moreso than a salty or umami impression. Big, rich dark chocolate flavors with a boozey undertone that blends well with the hop bitterness. I think the strength of barrel and booziness in the mid through to the finish overpowers any of the smoked flavors, which isn’t a bad thing for me. leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Non-opaque black with thinnish head. Not a lot of smoke in the nose or the taste. Sweet, vanilla flavors. Somewhat sour. beergodd1 (401) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a tan head. Nose is a smokey wood, spice, vanilla and dark roast coffee. As it warms the whiskey starts to show. Taste is a bit confusing. Initially the smokey oak with some vanilla sweetness and some dark roasted malts. I don’t really get too much whiskey but more caramel, chocolate and some coffee. And really not much vanilla. It definitely gets better as it really warms. This, like the Old Stock ale, has a dense foam all the way through to the end, which seems to make it creamy.This brewery is pretty good, this is the second I have tried, gonna have to trade for some more. m4rest88 (390) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle bought at a liquor store in brentwood tennessee. Pours a black cloudy hue with a large light brown head that is mostly diminishing.
Aroma of vanilla beans, chocolate, with hints of dark fruits alcohol and coffee.
Aroma is slightly astringent with hints of tartiness weirdly enough. Coffee and chocolate notes are also present.
Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 6, 2012
Interesting beer...... smoothe and well balanced with definite vanilla notes. nbondi (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Dark brown with quickly dissipating tan head. Musty dark fruit nose reminiscent of many European stouts. Smokey, musty, dank. Taste is surprisingly bright as musty notes take a back seat. Some sour/acidity up front with lingering smoke. This gets more and more weird as it opens up. Dark notes almost totally replaced with sour fruit. Never got any vanilla...Quirky and clumsy from beginning to end. Not sure I’ll finish it. LiMuBai (227) - - APR 29, 2013
This beer has a little, to non- existent head, and a deep coffee like color. It is thick, with a smoky aroma. It has a lightly smokey taste, with subtle vanilla overtones. Excellent beer.