Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle thanks Strasko. Pours a dark brown body with a big tan head. Aromatics are sweet malt, woodiness, a note of whiskey, and oats. Flavor is above with a noticeable bland oatmeal and subtle woodiness and just a note of whiskey. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2008
I am cleaning out my cellar and forgot about this gem,this poured a dark black with a thin head that fades away and the alcohol was not to strong but it had a sweet bitterness to it in the finish overall a good beer.CHEERS! afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours black with a large mostly lasting tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of whiskey, roasted malt, and oak. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Good but I like the regular Fat Dog better. JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2008
My co-worker Rich L. just bought three bottles of this retired beer. The whiskey element is here but its rather subdued versus the coffee chocolate tones and vanilla finish. I like the oak which seems to have an almost cherry wood character to it, reminiscent of Old Dominion but with a fruity raisin malty zing to it. I enjoyed this even though its a bit more mellow than what I expected. I’m mad at myself for drinking a retired beer! Aroma was good-I detected it before I popped the hard to remove cork. BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at Cleveland Tasting. Sweet oats and malt up front, coffee, with the alcohol coming on the back side. The barrel aging seemed quite subtle to me.
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle, thanks to The_Epeeist. Pours dark brown, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, oak, with just a touch of whiskey and coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. Good beer, but would be better with more whiskey character. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2008
25.9 oz bottle, cellared about a year. Dark brown with a spongy tan head. Nose of cocoa and molasses with faint coffee and whiskey. Milky body with sudsy carb. Taste is coffee, bittersweet chocolate and raisin. Whiskey grows with the finish. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Pours a deep dark brown almost black but not quite- thin foamy dusty head. Sweetish bourbon aroma, toasted malts, chocoalte and some light oxidation. Lots of oak and vanilla in the flavor with more chocolate and light coffee hints- moderately sweet. Wierd light body and perhaps a high carbonation accounts for this- but I prefer the bigger body of the original version. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2007
A bottle recieved in Mystery swap 2.0 from Doclock I think! Thanks Jeff. Poured Black with quite a head, lots of carbonation. Abit of a burn on the first sip, mellows after abit. Some hints of vanilla, wood, but much less than expected, drinkable, I enjoyed it, but a little dissapointed. wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 On tap at Stoudts. Black with little tan head. A little bourbon taste to it. Some coffee, chocolate and malts evident. Not as thick as I thought it would be. Not the best, but very enjoyable.