rxeight (1672) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose is amazing. Vanilla and bourbon. Smooth milk chocolate.
Taste doesn’t live up to the nose. A bit of harsh whiskey and some barrel. But no excessive heat. A touch thin for a ba imperial. Pretty good.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells amazing, like being in a chocolate factory. Strong chocolate. Some wood. Not getting any coffee. Thanks tim. At bottle share at tims.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Coffee and vanilla aromas. Dark roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and vanilla notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle traded on FB. Poured very dark brown black, thinning head. Sweet vanilla extract butter aroma. Light carb med bod. Char roasted malt bitter oak barrel taste
b3shine (6155) - Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (2014 vintage; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dull and very dark (almost black) coffee with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, and a bit of bourbon. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as rich and balanced, with more of a powdered cocoa than chocolate presence. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Could be more viscous, but tasty nonetheless.
Countbeer (4973) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Luxury tasting#2: "when Benzai was finally sober again". Served at roomtemperature in a Chouffe glass: Thanks to Ig88b:
Medium sized dark beige light brown head on top of an almost black beer.
Aromas of whiskey, wood, very smooth sweet/liquorice wood, some vanilla, coffee, some sweet earthy tones, pralines, some dark chocolate and mocha.
Flavours of oatmeal, chocolate, nuts, whiskey, wood, nocha, vanilla, bitters, praline, smooth roast, light spice, some cacoa, hint of earthy tones.
Aftertaste is a mix of chocolate, mocha, whiskey, bitters and wood with a soft roasty edge.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied.
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Luxury Tasting part II: "when Benzai was finally sober again", shared by Countbeer. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, whiskey quite strongly, earthy. Taste malts, lightly roasty, whiskey, lightly A hint of coffee, cocoa, moderately bitter. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, medium yet soft carbonation. Nice one!
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a small dark brown head. Smells oak, wood, whisky, roasty, alcohol, slightly glue. Tastes chocolate, roasty, slightly red fruits, whisky, wood. Slight alcoholic glow in the chest area, full body, soft carbo. Heavy stuff.
EyeAmBaldman (347) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 version. Pours an inky black with a foamy dark tan head from the bottle. Aroma is heavy on whiskey and thin on everything else. This beer is thick, viscous in the mouth. Taste is straight whiskey at first but if you swish it around the taste really comes out. Nice dark chocolate and coffee notes in the aftertaste all mixed in with a sweet whiskey taste.
Travlr (14454) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, I believe, at RBWG Asheville. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of vanilla and brandy. Taste is smooth cocoa, coffee. Nice.