Cory (372) - , California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draft (Aged 2010). The Aroma of bourbon, maple syrup and of course booze. Very sweet taste and almost flat. The short finish surprised me and makes it go down a little too easy. If you happen to be in the area when its out, its worth the trip. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Oh bourbony heaven! Nearly black with a dark brown head. Aroma is like a chocolate covered bourbon truffle. Wow. And the flavor is even more intense. All chocolate and bourbon. A very slow sipper. Man oh man. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
At FWIBF, Very boozy beer. The bourbon was very strong on this beer in the nose and in the taste. Still good, but just a little too intense on the bourbon. Dark brown pour, some chocolate and vanilla notes, but overrun by the booze flavor. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Draft at Triple Rock (2010) Absolutely zero foam. Deep aroma of prunes, currants and raisins. Deep raisiny carries over in flavor. Reminds me of a fine cream sherry. Surprising no warming with this one. Leaves pallate pretty fast. Best of today’s flight. Get it while you can!! joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Sample pulled from the barrel at triple rock. Rodger says this has been in the barrel for two years. It pours dark brown with very little head. The aroma is powerful with fudge and very nice subtle notes of vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is the same with brownies, chocolate, vanilla, and a nice warming port-like alcohol quality that is surprisingly not overbearing at 15%. the finish is nice and roasty. Really really good.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
On tap at Blue Palms. Went back the next day for more! Pours with a glass coating black body. Insane legs, and a small, quickly fading tan head. Aromas are HUGE! Wood, brown sugar and a TON of maple! Chocolate, oak, pencil shavings, alcohol and vanilla. Big bourbon and oak flavors. Maple, brown sugar, fudge, cola. Very smooth all things considered. Some light oxidation. Huge, malty, vanilla, aged bourbon. Very complex malt, alcohol and barrel interactions. Big, syrupy, chocolate syrup. Tannic, light bubbles, creamy.
Mellow, but you can certainly feel the alcohol after a few minutes. Very warming. Excellent beer! brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
A: The beer pours thick and black with a finger of tan head that fades away after a few minutes.
S: An intensely rich aroma of whiskey and vanilla, and a little bit of oak, too. Maybe a hint of soy sauce, but it’s drowned out by all the good smells. Some roast and dark chocolate are also there, along with a hint of maple syrup.
T: The roast is slightly more prominent on the palate, but the sweetness is where this beer shines. Whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and maple syrup combine to provide a truly pleasurable drinking experience.
M: Full in body with a somewhat low, but intensely smooth carbonation and mouthfeel.
O: One of the best beers that no one will ever hear of. I love this stuff. wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
On tap at Stone Oaquinox. Wow. Really good. Hot, but good. Black ish color. Buttery barrel sweetness. Very good. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Tap @ Stone Oakquinox. This was my favorite brew of the fest, thanks to Hophead84 (Shane) for pointing this one out. Pours a very viscous black with a small creamy tan ring. Tons of great bourbon, vanilla and toffee notes with hints of cocoa dust and light coffee. Very viscous on the palate. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
On tap at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Pours a dark dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt, dark fruit, plum, chocolate, and bourbon oak. Pretty standard BA IS, but that’s not a bad thing.