beerluva (51) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2017
Pours opaque black with a nice lasting tan head. Aromas of licorice and even some banana bread. Roasted malty sweetness on the tongue which lingers. bourbon influence is there but not boozy. Very tasty! zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2011
(draft @ Melt Bar and Grilled - Cleveland Heights, OH) Dark black pour with a thick and creamy tan head. Big coffee and vanilla aroma with some nice chocolate underneath. Chocolate and slight bourbon flavors at the start with a coffee, chocolate and light smoke flavor near the middle. Finishes with a sweet and oaky coffee finish with a lightly sweet aftertaste. Very roasty and very tasty. jsquire (4665) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy brown head that left an attractive lace. Rich sweet malty nose with lots of bourbon notes. This is a hot, boozy beer with lots of oak, bourbon, vanilla bean, chocolate milk and a rich cherry fruitiness. Smooth mouthfeel with a long barrel finish. This is a great use of a barrel in a beer. maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Draught. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head. Nose is quite bourbon forward with a bit of roasting underneath. Taste is quite boozy with some of the roasting coming through underneath. Still fairly smooth, though. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with an off white head. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice.
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Nearly black color with a brown head. Lots of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Straight forward but really damn tasty. Very well crafted. Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep garnet/black with a minimal head. Vanilla, caramel and hot booze. Chocolate, booze, and malt. Surprisingly light with a slick finish. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Dark black beer with tan head that disappeared almost immediately. Smells of heavy black caramel, coffee, chocolate, and raisin. Rich smokey, coffee ground, bitter cocoa. Almost herbal. Good. jrob21 (3875) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle back from Bestway in NC. Shared with EricTeusink. Pleasantly surprised at the complexity and texture here. Barrell adds to an already complex beer but in a complementary way. Aromas of vanilla and whiskey, a little bit of soy sauce. Flavor is more straight stout. Roasty malt and bittersweet with a little pepper spice on the back of the palate. Finish is chalky texture with milk chocolate flavors. A personal fave of mine when you can get that texture and rich chocolate in there. Lots going on and really complex but all working together well. A below the radar beer that needs to get some more love. RussianDragon (877) - - JUN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at Capone’s. Pours an opaque deep black. Head and lacing are minimal. Aroma is massive bourbon and chocolate malt. Flavor is milk chocolate, bourbon and Irish car bombs. Medium to full bodied, and delicious.