Poured into a snifter glass on tap with a single finger of brown, red tinted, luscious foam. Retention wasn't that great as the foam became nothing more than a thin layer, if that, on the liquid. Blotchy lacing throughout, very minor.
Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, and molasses. The bourbon is really the strongest and almost over powers any other scents the beer offers.
Taste is sweet molasses up front with a complex trio next: chocolate, coffee, and bourbon. The coffee adds some bitterness to the finish along with some alcohol heat going down.
Big carbonation and body with the mouth drying out from the oak.
As always, served too cold when on tap but a really good bourbon beer. Too bad there isn't a way to save some for a year or so from now to let it age and mellow. A sipper. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 20:21:09