smroush (310) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2017 reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma has dark fruits, bourbon, and mild booziness...hint of vanilla. Flavor is roasty but dominated by bourbon...lots of oak...faint earthy bitterness and mild dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is light/medium with and oaky/roasty bitter and dry finish.
Aroma is dominated by the bourbon barrel aromas - bourbon and toasty spicy (vanilla) oak; a little cocoa. Any hop presence is dominated by the bourbon barrel and malt aromas.
Color is a dark brown with very little head.
Taste is sweet in a high alcohol way; bitterness is moderate to heavy. Lots of alcohol warmth.
The very high alcohol is very apparent. Body is medium. Carbonation average. Finish is long, dominated by bourbon and toasty oak and vanilla.
This is not bad, but the bourbon barrel flavors dominate every thing else - no balance; the base beer is shoved way in the background. Learninbeer (671) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2017
The aroma is figs/dates a little bourbon. Pours a dark brown/amber with no head. The taste is a light bitter with a light sweetness. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish long. Has an almost cherry tart sweetness to it, some booziness but Very Good!!! katrinaez (2355) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 Pours cola brown with no carbonation, sickly sweet bourbon aroma and taste, so smooth for a 13% abv, tap. n1940 (173) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
12 oz bottle. Quiet pour with minimal carbonation and a bourbon, dark fruit, and molasses aroma. The beer has an opaque dark colour with a thin tan head and fair lace. It has a bourbon start with hints of dark fruit expanding into the middle. The finish is long with sweet notes of molasses, only a faint hint of hops, and an extended warm alcohol glow at the end. Lager mouthfeel. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, meaty chocolate and oak -medium body
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle. Dark pour with some light head. Light oak, dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark malt, maybe whiskey, oak tones. darb85 (310) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Boozy clover nose. Black with whitish tan head. Booze hits,. A bit Sweet with smoked coffee vanilla finish. Very smooth. Weird To think this is a lager. Thin mouth feel but it is a lager. Bit of booze burn on finish TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! 2015 Vintage. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is malty and boozy with caramel notes. Taste is overly sweet with booze, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt and candy bars. Body is medium with a soft, dense carbonation and big stickiness. Finishes with more sticky candy notes, caramel, vanilla, sweet malt and booze. SG111 (2143) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet. Dark but not very lager-y. Boozy burn. Just a regular bourbon beer. Not bad, but quite hot. markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI. Jet black, thin head. Massive aroma, inky, prunes, molasses,tobacco. Sweet, more prune and cocoa, with alcohol and deep resin finish. Great.