Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pitch black pour with very little head. Smells like a bourbon caramel candy. I’m excited about this one.. Sweet, dark fruit, tons of vanilla, and boozy. This is yummy. Ferris (15332) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle - Big boozy bourbon notes. Deep dark brown with a small light brown head. Very balanced bourbon, Woody and dark notes. Nice balance. douglas88 (9191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a small brown head. A big malty roast bourbon nose. Chocolate, ashy, vanilla, big bourbon throughout, some rum like fruitiness, wood. Licorice, dark fruit, the overall flavor is big malty sweetness. Very good. jrob21 (3690) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Sample on sunday. Big bourbon beer with a faint base beer. Lots of sweet and spicy bourbon aromas. Sweet and hot bourbon flavors. Maybe let it sit a bit as the bourbon really dominates at this point. A whole bomber by myself would be a challenge but I’d do it. chinchill (5024) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Large shared bottle.
Rich and rather boozy although the alcohol is well hidden in the mouthfeel. Still, warms as swallowed. Light wood but plenty of whisky in this ale. Full body with good if light carbonation. Bitter sweet with too much booze in the flavor.
Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
I’m sort of speechless right now. This is one of the most intense smelling beers I’ve experience. In a good way of course. Of all the bourbon beers I’ve had, this one actually kicks up the bourbon aroma in a big way. There’s a huge bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate aroma that fills the air around the glass. There’s also hints of oak and cigar tobacco; I don’t really know how else to describe it. Not going to see anything through the absolute pitch black color of this one. Taste has a lot going on. There’s a massive amount of bourbon, some chocolate, oak, and vanilla. There’s nothing subtle about this amazing beer. All the flavors are big and work so perfectly together. This was an absolute experience, I definitely dug this. Drink it slow and enjoy all the awesome flavor. Ed5388 (3480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2015
22oz bomber shared by Dan. Poured black with a small creamy tan head. Big boozy bourbon aroma, with notes of oak, caramel, vanilla, and dark malts. Taste mimics the nose with a lingering burnt toast aftertaste. ajnepple (6625) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Aroma of dark malts, light roast, chocolate, light oak, vanilla and light bourbon. Similar flavor. Pretty nice overall. BeerdedDave (1707) - Beckley, USA - AUG 18, 2015
on tap at DoG Gastropub in Williamsburg, VA; black with very little head; nice roasted malt, mild bourbon, and oak aroma; smooth, sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of bourbon,vanilla, and oak; very sweet - definitely a dessert beer JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with finger and a half of light tan head. Nose has some nice fruity vanilla marshmallow bourbon chocolate, touch of licorice and some dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, some semi sweet marshmallow, chocolate, light oak, char, a touch of molasses, roasty cacao. Finishes with fairly well integrated vanilla oak and light wood spice, dark fruity chocolate and some nutty licorice. A touch more heft to the body could have improved this, but a solid offering overall.