santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Heavy black body with a thin chocolate colored head. Intense aroma of brownie batter, oak, Kahlua, coffee, molasses and whiskey. Amazing aromatic complexity. The taste is divine. Rich chocolate, espresso, and molasses up front, with brown sugar and caramel in the middle, ending with a long oak and whiskey aftertaste. Unbelievable. Hands down my favorite voodoo brew and the best RIS I’ve had in a long time. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Unlabeled 12 oz bottle, via BA Deuane. Pours an oily pitch black body with a tight bubbled chocolate brown head that fell to a thin covering. Looks to be a good deal of carbonation. The nose is pretty huge. Tons of thick roasty and chocolaty malt with a moderate bourbon scent that competes for supremacy. Lots of vanilla, some oak, little black strap molasses, smoke, pretty big alcohol vapors, and Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Big roasted malt up front with a bit of charred oak and vanilla that fades to a nice toasted oak and alcohol laced finish. Long lingering smoky charred malt finish. This is not nearly as brash and in your face as I was expecting, nor is it nearly as tough as a World Wide Stout to drink. Candied dark fruits and some molasses sweetness throughout. Rather oily texture, mouth coating and thick with very nice soft gentle carbonation that keeps it from feeling too thick and syrupy. This is actually pretty darn good, much better than I was expecting. I think that this could really do even better with a good bit of age one it. sebletitje (10089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2008
Courtesy of tpd975 ... straight out of district 1 voodoo box.
Don’t pay attention to the cheap label of this beer, this one is one sweet and amazing brew.
Pours a nice pitch black with nice brownish head. Beer leaves this nice thick golden lace when you swirl the glass ... a sure sign of something unique.
Aroma and taste were very similar. Good notes of the bourbon barrel, nice roastiness malts and chocolate. Beer has a really low carbonation, no head. Subtle use of fruits and vanilla.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours an oily black with a small tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of coconut. Taste is the same as aroma but not as prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and slightly warm alcohol. Very good. railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2008
WOW this IPS kicked ass and the dark black roasted flavor was very present and it warmed you up as it slid down my thoat a solid beer that i would have liked to try in a few years of aging.CHEERS!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Blackish color with a solid chocolate-coffee-heavy malt aroma that has some nice bourbon and oak notes. Flavor is chocolatey with some serious roast, bourbon, vanilla/oak, and some sugar in there. Tingly mouthfeel with the oakiness lingering. I really liked this one, but as a sucker for anything Bourbon Barrel aged, I could be biased. Quite tasty, but for the price I paid I’m not sure how many I would buy (if this were to be readily available). michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and molasses. Poured pitch black in color with a small brown head. Opaque. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of bourbon, alcohol, chocolate, malts, vanilla, roasting, and oak. Medium to full body. Thick, viscous texture. Soft carbonation. Bourbon, chocolate, and oak finish. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2008
bottle. thanks mike. big musky oak aroma with vanilla. smooth. dark malty chocolate with vanilla and musky oak throughout. light bourbon. body seems cut significantly with the barrel aging. very good. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Thanks to Hopdog. Poured black and oily with a small tan head and brown legs. Doughy and roasty sweet malt aroma. Burnt sugar with mild vanilla and milder bourbon. The flavor is roasty, semi-sweet with notes of vanilla. Some bourbon on the finish. Roasty bitterness on the finish. Huge warmth in the throat where the bourbon comes out as well. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours black, with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, alcohol, and. molasses. Flavor is malt, burnt wood, bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. As others have said, it’s still hot, and should be much better in a year or two.....or more.
Still quite interesting.