Dark malt aroma, but not overpowering or sweet. Slightly crisp on the palate, but scatters in all directions without leaving a strong taste. Moderate dark malt taste in background with hints of light hops and a mild yeast taste.
Aroma of faint dark malt. Slightly thick sweet maltiness in first taste, which immediately translates to a dryness, with some hop flavor coming in on the backside. Leaves palate fairly clear with a hint of dark malt sweetness and some hop bitterness. Very tasty.
Aroma of mild chocolate and fresh peanuts mixed in. Interesting flavorful taste that dips in and out, hinting at strong flavors, then suddenly disappearing. Seems like it’s gonna settle in on a mild roast coffee flavor, then that, too, fades away. Very flavorful, and the dry finish leaves it not too heavy/sweet for another drink.
Very sweet aroma, not quite bourbon like but similar. Sharp flavor bite of sweetness like dark chocolate, quickly followed by strong (but not overpowering) coconut flavors. Finishes witha mild dark malt roastiness that’s smooth.
Clean dark malt aroma with hints of fruit sweetness. Taste is initially one of sweet cherries but quickly is replaced by a dry coffee-like dark malt taste. After a few more drinks the coffee flavor mellows out and a nice residual cherry sweetness is left.
Slight smoky dark malt smell. Sweet dark malt taste that’s obviously present, but not too overpowering. Very little aftertaste other than a hint of dark maltiness. Very well balanced with a good taste that’s kept nicely at bay.
Awesome sweet taste that’s smooth and delicious. Goes down nicely for such a strong beer. The bourbon barrel gives it a nice aroma, but not too strong. The red wax top had a cool look, but was horridly impractical- to the point of being dangerous. Having to cut that thing off while sober is a challenge. Having to do it with a beer our two in me, I’m surprised I didn’t walk away from it with a knife stuck in my hand.
5 out of 5 stars.
Craft beer and homebrew from a Michigan perspective.