Alright, enough about the vessel it comes in.
How's this thing taste? Not like any beer you've had before, that's for damn sure. It's been barrel-aged in single-use bourbon casks and is blended with a "variety of brews" from Sam Adams' lineup, including Kosmic Mother Funk, a sour ale. It's ideally served at room temperature, and it doesn't have any carbonation.
The Sam Adams folks say there's notes of "honey, toffee, vanilla" along with "dark fruit and molasses" and we couldn't agree more. Every sip tastes different, which gives you a sense of its complexity. We loved the interplay between the tobacco notes and some sweeter vanilla ones, some of which lingered delightfully in the aftertaste.