TimE (6349) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2017
Pitch black color. Tons of vanilla, oak, coconut, bourbon, dark chocolate, rich succulent nose. Low carbonation, tons of oak, vanilla and bourbon across the palate. Alcohol really well hidden for 13%, but not overly complex. Rounded. Very enjoyable Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
12 July 2016, bottle. black. nose is meaty, oatmeal, faint wood. full body and mildly fizzy. thin stout, hints of syrup, woody, faintly astringent. nice. JStax (7395) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a dense black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has rich coffee, creme brûlée, and caramel. Thick sweetness in the taste. Big body and thick mouthfeel. Very rich. weihenweizen (4304) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap at Hop Cat. Black with small beige head. Aroma is really nice bourbon, medium/thick body, low carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is nice bourbon, chocolate, some anise, and some herbal hops. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2015
draft that poured dark brown to almost black with nice mocha head. the aroma is dark roasted malts coffee and chocolate and bourbon...mild but yet very distinguished. the flavor is more of the same and then some. solid bourbon flavor of pappy and plenty of stout qualities. would like to drink this on a daily basis if I could. excellent beer.
phaleslu (10957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a deep, but not quite opaque brown with a tan ring for a head that leaves some lace spots. Notes of vanilla, cocoa beans, dates, earth, graham cracker, and brown sugar. Pretty sweet. Warming in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, coating mouthfeel. Good but didn’t blow me away. Tmoney99 (15217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Tap. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, wood and bourbon aroma. Heavy sweet roasted dark malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer. alexsdad06 (11392) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Draft at Ei8ht Ball during the Kentucky Tap Takeover. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, dark chocolate, some dark fruit, bourbon is strong but doesn’t overpower the base beer, vanilla, wood, a hint of cherry, smooth, softer carbonation, big flavors, nice. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
5oz on tap at Holy Grale. Black color. Thin light brown head. Dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Good dark chocolate, nice bigger roast. Coffee. Medium to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, light bite. Delicious, potent, assertive stuff. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #11. Draft at Pazzo’s, Lexington. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roast, toasted wood, strong bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, bourbon finish. Medium bodied, slightly booze, nice bourbon character. Very nice introduction to this brewery!