Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of carmel, roastiness, bitter chocolate, vanilla,. light cherry and a hint of bourbon. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, bitter chocolate, vanilla, carmel, light cherry and a hint of bourbon with a smooth lingering oak finish.
Poured up on tap at Flanny’s where it has a deep dark body that supports a light mocha colored head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up blueberry and spicy date fruitiness mixed with molasses, black licorice, malts and a bit if brownie. The taste is similar except there’s woody spiciness and molasses to somewhat toffee covered bunt malts to go along with dark fruity and spicy licorice notes. It does get a little malted wheat like to midway with zero wheat banana esters going on here. It just dives deeper into dark roasty and molasses sweetened burnt maltiness into the finish. Very cool take and a pleasing rich sipper. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap, amber pour, tan head, nose is cherry, taste is cherry, overall a strong barley wine. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
On draft at the Speakeasy tap room. It pours a very dark red with a thick tan head. The aroma has lots of cherry with some spicy malt, cocoa and dry roast. The flavor has some cherry juice, vanilla and roasted malt. Full bodied with a spicy American oak woody finish. Really well balanced and tasty. bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of dark pitted fruit. Near full bodied. Dark fruit/cherry flavor with a decent amount of bourbon.
marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at The Bistro BA Festival. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a cherry and bourbon aroma. There is a hearty treacle and chocolate flavor with a hint of cherry and a warming bourbon trail. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Blue Palm’s 4th Anniversary. Pours with a near black hue with a large tan head that leaves behind great lace. Aromas are roasty, grainy, wheaty, toasty, molasses, low esters and some chocolate. Flavors are roasty, grainy, toasty, nutty, molasses, medium bitterness, and rummy. Low carbonation with a big body and some alcohol warmth. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Toffee and caramel aroma. Caramel and dark fruit flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Caramel and chocolate linger with dried fruit and light vanilla.ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Earlier Rating: 2/17/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light bourbon and caramel aroma with light wheat. Bourbon and wheat flavor with caramel and light dark fruits. Medium bodied. Bourbon and red fruit lingers with wheat and caramel.
A - Served a cloudy dark black color with a touch of chocolate frothy head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of Bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted chocolate, wheat, and booze.
T - Starts off with some roasted and burnt chocolate malts with some Bourbon and wheat. Through the middle, some more Bourbon comes through with some more oak and vanilla with some sweet wheat and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is a mix of Bourbon, vanilla, oak, lots of roasted malts and some booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Big and bold, with lots of barrel character, but the flavor blend together pretty nicely. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 (draft at Beer Revolution on 2/14) Frothy tan head. Chocolate brown. Flavor of bready grain. Bitter. No appreciable aroma. Normal body. Really doesn’t taste like a wheat wine. More like a grainy barley wine.