maley1 (1169) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mohagany pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, biscuits, vanilla, bread, and roasted malts. Taste of roasted malts, chewy caramel, bread, dark fruits, vanilla and slight nuttiness. Creamy mouthfeel and full bodied. Absolutely delicious!
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Reddish brown colored and pretty clear. The aroma is caramel malts, chocolate, toast and dark fruits. Similar flavor, malty, nutty and woody with light vanilla. Medium body with a creamy smooth feel. I really enjoyed this one.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rich coppery brown colored beer had a sweet fruity fig like aroma. It has a strong oaky flavor with notes if chocolate.
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BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear mahogany pour with a razor thin chestnut head. Syrupy and sweet. Molasses, cocoa powder, dark fruit, and vanilla bean. Needs more carbonation to ignite the palate. Instead, this one was a tad cloying and marginal at best.
decaturstevo (5788) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy off white head and lace. Large dried fruitiness (raisiny), brown sugar and some abv. Sweet raisiny, sweet malt, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied but fizzy.
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown body. Not much head at all.
Sweet malt aroma, Slightly fruity.
The flavor is very sweet, verging on cloying.
The sweetness needs more malt and toasty notes to balance it out.
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, cream head. Noise is sticky malts, Caramel, toffee, light wood. Sticky on the palate, heavy caramel, bread, toffee and alcohol.
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear, rust orange appearance with a creamy, brown head. Hazelnutty, caramel, toffee, somewhat fruity, banana bread aroma. Soft carbonation. Slightly weird herbal/organic/woody, apple/banana, burnt black bread, caramel, toasty flavor with a bit of chocolate and vanilla. The oak kind of adds a strange flavor to the beer. Not sure I like its addition.
robforbes (2181) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear copper with a thin light tan head, and little lacing.
smell is of roasted malt and little caramel.
taste is oily, malt, caramel, a little bit sweet, and some wood.
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap @ Honeypie in Milwaukee, WI prior to assembling records and playing a show. Appearance a dark cough syrup like ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is malty, light plum, light bit of oak. Taste is good but has a cough syrup like mouthfeel which freaks me out a bit. Definite plum/dark fruit notes, malty, not too carbonated, I can tell its a high ABV brew. This stuff is just ok.