BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. AWESOME BEER! Pours extremely viscous with a small fading brown head. The black body underneath is glass coating. Aroma is sick (in a good way!!)! Bourbon, vanilla, fudge, wood, licorice, and alcohol. Taste is barrel, wood, vanilla, chocolate, lightly lactic with some nuts an umami. Viscous mouthfeel with light carbonation. This stuff is great! Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Nose/taste-mead, meat tenderizer, some light wood, butter, medium CO2, unami, soy, popcorn. NachlamSie (3534) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2009
bottle supplied by the generous efforts of Tronraner. Obviously I’m expecting a thick, burning, syrupy beast at 15% abv, but this wasn’t quite like that. It’s black and viscous, but not extreme. No head forms. This basically smells like whiskey. Vanilla, charred oak, and a faint chocolate note. I sip with caution and am not really overwhelmed. It is comparable to sipping whiskey it even lacks the thick, sticky malts that often accompany barrel aged imperial stouts. No serious alcohol burn is present which makes me question the 15% claim, but I did feel rather nice after just 6 oz. This is pretty great for a slow sipper. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
bottle, thanks to kan. pours black with tan head. nose of bourbon!, alc, chocolate. flavors of soy, woody, chocolately, bourbon. that touch of soy kills the flavor. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12oz bottle from a recent trade..... pours a dull close to black pour with a non-existent head.... aroma is hugely bourbon-laden and green apple.... flavors are huge on the bourbon and not completely sweet. finishes a bit sour while the middle was on the sweet soy side. minimally carbonized. finish is a bit hot...
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Shared by pepsican. Poured an opaque black color with a brown head. Smelled boozy, kind of like a liqueuer. Whiffs of vanilla, fig, and prune greeted the nose. Full bodied and slightly sweet with light roasty bitterness. Rich flavors of dark fruit, molasses, and roasted malt emerged. There was a warming alcohol effect that peaked at the end and was accompanied by a hint of scotch flavor. Good stuff. hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle shared by wetherel with Katie, Jon and myself at our place in Del Mar. Thanks John! Still, oily black appearance. Not much carbonation. Aroma is slammed with bourbon whiskey and charred oak wood. Pretty damn strong, nearly caustic. Nose seemed like it had a bit of oxidation, though Im not sure. Flavor is saucy bourbon with a mild tartness mixed with more burnt wood. Overal its a bit overwhelming. Kind of an oily mouthfeel, that ends dry when the bourbon fire goes out. Pretty gnarly stuff, but if you like bourbon like I do, its pretty good. wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12oz bottle from hopdog. Thick black color. Lots of bourbon. Very malty. Nice dryish finish. Lightly sweetish. A little bit of autolysis. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of vwcraig. The first whiff is actually pretty nice and reminiscent of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Booze, chocolate cake, booze, alcohol and booze dominate the flavor and the aroma. The consistency is syrupy at times. This beer has good enough flavor and aroma if you can get past the high ABV which I cannot. I guess I juts don’t really see the point of a 15% beer when 10% would work so much better on many levels.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-24-2009 03:32:03 tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2009
12 ounce bottle form kramer. Pours dense pitch black with a short lived fudgey dark brown head. The bourbon flavor is very robust and quite nice. There’s plenty of oaky vanilla for everybody. The stout seems more chocolaty than anything, but this it very much a bourbon delivery device. Big oily palate with a long hot finish. This is a pretty enjoyable beer, but not a world beater.