kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This has got to be one of my all time favorites. Great color and aroma from the chocolate malts, bourbon, and oak. Flavor is perfectly balanced and smooth. Chocolate and bourbon make an excellent pairing and the finish is delicate and refreshing. cchotz (9) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
A very sweet and delicious porter. Drink with caution. High sugar level will come with a complimentary hangover. zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at the barrel-aged tasting at World Of Beer-Cherry Creek in Denver, CO during GABF week. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and oak. Beautifully balanced flavor of German chocolate cake, coffee, oak, and faint floral hops. A perfect blended beer and very, very well done. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark brown pour. Several samples at GABF. Loads of aromas here!! Smile, tar, bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, roast. Smoke and bourbon never tasted so good together. Awesome. DrunkenHobbit (4) - Carbondale, USA - OCT 29, 2012 does not count
Pours a deep blackish-brown, not quite as heavy as the KBS but still substantial. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla with some nice smokey accents. As soon as it hits the mouth, you know you’ve made a good choice. The roasted malts and smoke pair perfectly with the bourbon. Finishes smoothly with hints of caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Had it as the first pour off a keg at Hangar 9.
rxeight (3337) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Sample at Fobab - this was one of the better beers at an all star festival. Dark dark pour. Big flavors in this one. Oak and smoke dominate this one, with a nice subtile bourbon balancing it all out. This seems to me like a stronger version of smoked porter and then bourbon aged. This works incredible well. The bourbon mixes great with the smoke. Both are strong but neither overpower. I could sip on this all day. boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest 2012... Poured pitch black with a thick, frothy, khaki head. This took the fest. My first beer and I started high with this one. Had to end with a full pour it was so good. Aroma had loads of barrel, with some more barrel, and barrel again. Moderate mouthfeel on this one. Mild smoke, as it warmed this was more apparent. Some warming alcohol in there with roast, vanilla, and thick maltiness. A nice sipper with notes of oak and more wood in the finish. Quite dessert-like. Yes please!