kaser (6367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Draft pour at Revolution taproom on kedzie. Dark almost black pour with light foamy head. Taste is boozy but nice. User29624 (1683) - - OCT 17, 2012
Old rating. Tap at Rev. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Solid flavor. Newk (299) - - JUL 28, 2012
poured from tap at rev. poured into a snifter and pours a dark amber color.
There are noticeable bourbon aromas right off the bat along with aromas of malts, grains and some dark chocolate.
Full bodied with a smooth feel. Lacking some depth though along with flavors of malts and dark chocolate with the bourbon being a bit overpowering.
I didn’t have the fausten, so I don’t know how to fully compare this. An enjoyable barrel aged brew from rev, but didn’t come off as truly special. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Sampled at the bottling facility on Kedzie. Brown black with a beige head. Dark red fruit plums and raisins all over this with some roast coming out. Strong nice aroma. Nice fruit and roast flavors. It’s a little messy and off balance as fruits caramel and alcohol compete. The vanilla and bourbon really come through. I enjoyed it but it became a little sweet and odd with the fruit and roast and barrel competing but not blending well. 7/4/7/4/13
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at the Kedzie Production Brewery Taproom (Chicago, IL). Apparently, I walked into the end of the ICBG Meeting. Pours a rich deep blackish brown hue, deeper near opaque body with brownish and lighter edges and bottom. A frothy tannish head dies to a ring, laces small overall. Aromas offer toffee, sweet sticky malts, red fruit, cherries and raisins, plums, firm whiskey barrel elements with oak and vanilla, spirit and warmeth. Heat grows with mellow cocoa and roast showing up. Initial is medium bodied, a touch heavier with toffee and roast, firm Bourbon/Whiskey spirit. Rich vanilla, touches of spice. Growing cocoa, sweet sticky caramel, toffee. Gentle dry fruit comes on with biscuits, vanilla into the middle. Backend offers some sticky girth, red fruit, richer barrel prsence. Not over thinned but the barrel offers a firm presence, almost overwhelming at times. Lots of dark and red fruit as it warms from the Faust. Odd as it offers a bit of dryness, then sticky and barrel elements linger into the aftertaste. Interesting.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big bourbon and vanilla with a sturdy toffee and chocolate along with some nice plums and raisins. A light roast and coconut with some clove notes along with a dry wood. Flavor is big bourbon and sharper wood notes up front with lots of vanilla. Some dry roastiness and a good amount of chocolate and toffee in the middle before some dark fruits come out. A light clove and toasted coconut lingers into the finish where this dries and is somewhat boozy with lots of bourbon, wood, slightly sticky vanilla, and charred roasts. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a bit of a messy barrel-aged beer IMO, but not bad. More of the Eugene is present than the Fausten, but there are clove notes showing up which I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Lots of bourbon, vanilla, and somewhat sweet toffees and chocolates balanced with a dry wood and slightly charred roast. An interesting blend, but not one I would like to see again. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft, pours black with off white head. Aroma of licorice, cloves, vanilla, and bourbon, bit muddled. Flavors are sharp vanilla and tannic, sweet toffee and plums, some big straight cheap bourbon flavor covers it, clovey finish. Syrupy feel. I’m guessing the BA weizenbock didn’t turn out so well so they blended. If that’s the case it resulted in an acceptable BA beer. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 4oz sample pour at the brewpub... Pours similar to a porter, cola-like in complexion, with lessmdeep hues towards the edges. A thin ring of light beige head is left after settling... Mild coconut, vanilla, and bourbon notes in the aroma. Primarily barrel-focused. Subdued tootsie roll candy and chocolate notes to follow things up ever so lightly... flavors are barrel forward with charred wood, coconut, and spirits. some red grapes and dark fruits that mesh with semi-assertive chocolate tones, a touch of roast and finishing off with a mild bitter charred sensation. First sip yielded a modicum of sourness but that subsided as the beer warmed. Just heavier than medium bodied and followed-up with an adequate level of carbonation. Somewhat sweet but the char on the backend really tempers things. Booze factor held in check pretty well to boot at least in the begining... Pretty nice overall. A snifter portion is probably all that is needed.