badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Cloudy brown with a creamy off white head. Caramel toffee bourbon and berry aroma and taste with a dry oaky finish. Great and quite heavy. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft at PP Carlsbad Barrel Blast 2010. Cloudy brown pour. Grapey, chocolate, sweetness, oak, bourbon, and a bit of fruit. Meh it’s fine, but after the BA moloko, so it was not as good as that. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad’s Barrel Blast. Pours with a muddy purple to brown body with a tan head. Aromas of bourbon, earthy, peppery, chocolate, wood, alcohol and whiskey. Flavors are earthy, light acidity, woody, woodsie. Light bubbles with some notes of the berries in the finish. nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
Co-rate! Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Very boozy and sweet grape juice. Interesting stuff. What’s a marion berry -- is that like the mayor?Cocoa! Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Very boozy and sweet grape juice. Interesting stuff.
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours a watery chocolate milk with a very thin lacing on the edges. Smells like a port, chocolate and berries, bourbon and malts tied together with molasses. Tastes like a port aged in bourbon barrels with some hops added in for bitterness. The mouthfeel is very thin, just like the appearance suggests, it ahas the same consistency as watered down chocolate milk. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
The beer looks like the chocolate river in Willy Wonka’s factory..opaque, brown, and yet with a magical or (weird) whitish glow. The head was just a thin ring. Nose of toffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Carbonation was a bit on the high side yet the body seemed a bit thin, thus giving impressions of watered down chocolate and bourbon, though certainly more chocolate than bourbon. Some toffee shows up in the flavors too and even a bit of some tartness, but not really...but maybe..influence of the berries, I reckon. It takes a little time to warm up to this beer, but it happens a bit with some time...the thinness starts to disappear and it starts to consume more of the palate. Overall, not bad.."decent" i suppose is the word. User29624 (1683) - - DEC 22, 2010
FoBAB. Pours murky brown with tan head. Nose of caramel, chocolate, berries, and light bourbon. Flavor has hints of all of the above, well done. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2010. Pours muddy dark amber with a huge light brown head that slowly dies down to leave rocky lace. The nose is caramel malt, lots of chocolate and dark berry fruits. The flavor is chocolate and caramel malt with an unidentifiable fruitiness (that must be Marion Berry now that I am reading the description). The body is medium plus with lively carbonation and a long carob finish. As I contemplate this beer, I notice that the bourbon is present on both the nose and the palate, but it is very well integrated due to the fruitiness of the brew. phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a muddy brown color with reddish tints and a finger-thick tan head that sticks for a while. Notes of vanilla, berries, bourbon, wood, milk chocolate, and creamy caramel. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a milk chocolaty mouthfeel with some berry tartness in the distant background. Definitely all over the place and not much Robert the Bruce character can be picked out of this one. But still a very cool beer.