Not sure who the long-haired goddess is on the label but I'd like to meet her. There is a story on the side panel about the beer and what to expect based on what the ingredients. Another panel talks about their Uncharted Waters series, which explores aging beer with different types of wood.
Well, the aroma is definitely chocolaty! A light fruity cherry and coffee also come across on the nose, though no scents are very powerful. But... HELLO CHOCO-BOURBO flavors! Chocolate is really prominent and the velvety texture is to die for. Bourbon flavors are also very prominent.
Not sweet and even a little hoppy profile. Another plus is that there is no asshole roasted bitterness in this beer. Plenty of wood and vanilla with hints of coffee espresso, all working really well together. Though the boozy bourbon flavors really stand out, the 9.5% alcohol is not annoying at all. Nice body, nice complementary flavors. I'd check it out again for sure!