GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL thanks to ajax25g. Pours inky red, low foam. Nose is excellent red wine barrel, bourbon, mild dark alcohol. Taste is spicy, woody, dry and definitely over oaked. Palate is woody, tannic, overly dry.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small beige head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, molasses. Medium-full bodied, balanced blend of sweet and a hint of sour on the palate, with a slight hint of astringency on the finish. Taste is chocolate, soy sauce, dark fruit.
TBone (11281) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown/black, vanishing off-white head. Loads of vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied. Roasted, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, lingering roastyness and bourbon. Quite alcoholic but I kind of liked it.
junon (359) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is medium but something about it is thick and cloying. Aroma that of shoyu. Low carbonation. Taste wise its teetering on the flat cocacola/teriyaki flavour. With of course the slight bitterness and coffee notes that come naturally with this beer. Overall a very...VERY interesting beer. Could be a complete winner if they can make adjustments.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark sepia, thin cream head with oily top. Inky sugar nose, tar and oak. Flavor is similar, lightly burnt sugar and wood, faint oats, very sweet in the bitter end.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, raisin, black cherry and dark red wine. Chocolate and red wine flavor with dark fruit accents before a bitter dark chocolate finish. Kinda tastes like a cherry liquer filled chocolate. Pretty damn tasty.
bgb1991 (47) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and salty aroma of soy sauce. Unreal thick darkness. Strong essence of barley wine flavours. Pretty sour finish. This percent of alcohol is a bit too much for me, but i can appreciate the balance of flavour.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ajax25g, thank you sir almost black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate milk, espresso. Taste is boozy espresso with a large dollop of scotch, vanilla, butterscotch. This is definitely a big beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ajax25g. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with earthy hops, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with light alcohol, oak and dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown that it looks black. Pretty much no head. The aroma is velvety rich dark chocolate chips. Subtle oak and wine. The flavor is chocolate ganache with very noticeable wine components. Cocoa powder. Kind of like this is a fancy artisan chocolate square. Oak and vinous. Super rich palate. I figured high in abv, but never would have guessed 16%.