johnnnniee (4376) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at EBF 3/16/13.
Heavy on the bourbon and oak with hints of chocolate and roast. The base beer seems to have trouble standing up to the onslaught of the barrel. Good beer not great. jb (3311) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Growler fill from BOTW. Hefty bourbon nose , dominates. A little oak in the nose too. Palate has a full satisfying mouthfeel with more of the bourbon and a lot more of the oak. A bit smoky too. This was a hit with the ladies as well as the men wanting seconds. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2010
On tap at Max’s, spring ’08, so first batch I guess. Black body with a small tan head, some lace; nice start. Buttery, oily bourbon, coconut, molasses, chocolate and raisins in the nose. Taste is moderately sweet, light to moderately bitter, lots of bourbon, some milk chocolate, molasses and very light coffee. Medium/full body is oily, soft and lightly carbonated. Solid stuff. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2009
Tap at BT last week, I believe this was from a Jim Beam barrel but falls under this listing. Aroma at first of bad bourbon and nothing else. Eventually some coffee crept in. Flavor has a touch more of roasted malt and coffee with a coffee-bourbon finish, but also some overpowering and not very nice bourbon notes. Not sure if there was too much bourbon, or if it was just bad bourbon, but not a winner. LilBeerDoctor (4032) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2009
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon. Yep. Very strong bourbon. I don’t want to drink this...Flavor is quite bourbony as well but not terribly overpowering. There is some bitter chocolate in the flavor, but it’s still WAY too bourbony. This could have been a good blend of bourbon and the robust porter, but instead the bourbon completely overwhelmed the base beer and made this quite undrinkable.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger.Poured a dark brown with no head. Obvious bourbon and syrupy nose with hints of vanilla. Very lightly carbonated with a medium mouthful. Sweet bourbon flavor with some hints of hops. Sweet then dry long lasting finish. A nice porter that improved in the barrel. Holdwine (1235) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
On tap at Max’s. Great use of the Jack casks. Mix chocolate, vanilla, oak, Jack, let it warm slightly and enjoy. Powerhouse brew with all sorts of wonderful wintery flavors. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours adeep dark brown/ black. Huge aroma of Chocolate, Jack Daniels, wood. Radek hits on the spot with freshly made chocolate cake. Flavor sort of overwhelms at first. Strong alcohol intensity with woodiness, booziness, hints of vanilla & bourbon. Getting better as it warms here. Flavors are melding together much better. Overall impression moving up evry sip 13, 14, 15. Can I have 15.5? Enjoyable but a sipper. Little more body & this would be unbelievable. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
On Tap at Coles (Buffalo)blipp (9504) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Appearance: Dark brown with black tint. Creamy contrasting ring. 3+
Nose: Strong prominent aroma of Jack Daniels. Oak chips , alcohol with chocolate cake.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Middle is lighter but still filled with oak character of barrel. Jack Daniels all the way. slight tart dryness at finish. Good sipper.
Draft at Cole’s in Buffalo. Close to Black with a thin, creamy beige head. Bouron aroma with roast, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. Full, smooth body. The initial flavor is sweet bourbon, which gives way so vanilla and woody notes. The finish is long, with a very nice roasted coffee bitterness. Very good.