ACHops (1563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barrel aged version on tap at the tasting room. Listed here as "N3M35is" and 10.5% ABV. This one is aged 3 months in Jim Beam barrels with Gran Marnier added. Clearly on nitro from the cascading pour. Pours inky black with a thick creamy head. Aroma is chocolate milk and boozy orange sweetness. Taste is super creamy roasty chocolate malts with a hint of bourbon. Sweetness is a little high and the barrel aged notes are faint and watery. Still, delicious and lots of promise here.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big boozey barrel up front, bourbon, wet barrel, grand marnier notes, vanilla, wood, dark chocolate, roast. Alcohol. Pours almost black, thin tan head. Flavors of alcohol, whiskey, grand marnier, vanilla, wood, roasted malts, dark chocolate, vodka. Mild burny finish, body thinned out by barrel. Good flavor, lots of booze, a little thin.