jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, meaty chocolate and oak -medium body Tmoney99 (15138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expextations were exceeded with a good dark beer. hopdog (13267) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2013 vintage. 12oz, red waxed bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, some dark fruits, woody and vanilla. Lighter bourbon with more woodiness from the barrel aging. Alcohol completed hidden. slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Similar in presentation to an imperial stout but lighter in body and flavor than the abv suggests. Barrels show themselves nicely but otherwise just ok. Slightly sweet malty lager with hints of vanilla and booze." deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a near clear brown with a yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is a bit thin with some dark grain a bit of rye and bourbon with lager yeast. Flavor has more rye coming through that works nicely with the bourbon and a bit of dark grains underlying.
alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample from b3shine I believe from notes. Pours a hazy auburn brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, some barrel character, alcohol, a touch thin but the flavor isn’t bad.
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
12oz bottle with red wax, big thanks to umich03jm. Shared with DanielCoor. 2014 bottle. Hazy dark brown color. Thin off-white, khaki head. Dots and bits of lace. Vanilla, dark fruit in the nose, light spiciness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitter, mild warmth to it, nothing uncomfortable. Pretty solid, tasty ba doppelbock. It works. Has a bigger, thicker chewiness that I like in a doppelbock, and it works well as a base for the barrel. b3shine (9281) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks solid; a semi-transparent copperish brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells mildly boozy with cherry notes. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Pretty good. drowland (9186) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
11/15/15. Bottle during Ryan’s epic birthday tasting. Thanks, Mike! Fuck these Brewers for the wax. Seriously, if you’re reading this - fuck you. Fuck you to your core, you idiots. Anyway, this bottle says 13%. Booze all over the aroma, from the beer and a little bit of bourbon, otherwise ashy, charred, dark roasted malts, day old weak coffee, and a touch of sourness. Big, boozy flavor, bourbon, charred, ashy fireplace wood, old bad coffee, caramel, cream, lingering acidity. Not good. AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeers. Dark brown color with thin lasting head. Aroma is mild bourbon upfront with vanilla oak, with deep caramel and raisins.
Wow... Pretty impressive brew. The flavor is a mellow bourbon, vanilla and mild oak enveloping a dark fruit and caramel lager. Kind of like drinking a bourbon soaked raisin dipped in sugar. The body is on the leaner side but it’s not an issue with the amount of flavor I am getting from all sensors on my tongue. The rich bourbon flavor is here without any heat. But the ABV does pack a punch to make you feel happy. Damn fine brew!!