j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a hint of a thin brown head. Big sweet roast, a bit of plum and oxidization on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, lots of sweetness and a big hit of booze. Boozy, warm and roasty, lots of chocolate and roast into more booze on the finish, cocoa and a touch of bitterness.
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ryan at Paul’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, oak, vanilla, sherry, cherry wood, red wine and coffee. Medium body.
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd October 2009
Black stout, frothy tan head. Semi soft and surprisingly light palate. Dry and minerally wood with bitter chocolate. Finishes with rich malt and some hop coming through. Okay but a bit dry and the wood could be sweeter.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Olutrevintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black pour with a light tan head that disappears quickly. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee and whiskey aroma. Vanilla heavy flavour with chocolate and coffee. A slight sharpness and alcohol in the finish.
MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour opaque black, with a slight lighter hue around the edges, and a very small tan head.
Aroma is packed with coffee, chocolate and whiskey. Oak, vanilla, soy sauce, licorice?. smoky and ashy notes as well. The whiskey and oak is present all the way, with hints of tobacco towards the end.
Taste is quite sweet, with a burned and slight bitter aftertaste.
Medium and oily body, with a semi-flat carbonation.
This brew, was the one introduced to me, when i got into craft beer a couple a years ago. Still going strong...
apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loads of character from the barrel, similar to BA gonzo. Aroma and flavor is whisky, oak with vanilla notes, chocolate and coffee. Delicious!
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
250mL thanks to anders37. Deep, clear sepia pour with cola highlights. Thinning, tan head. Nose is quite nice: muted bourbon, big umami and medium soy, cinnamon, sweet chocolate. Muted fusel notes. Taste is quite thin, very thin for style, with a hefty dose of ash and dirty earth. Aftertaste is a bit boozy and mouthfeel is so intensely watery that it feels like a mixed drink from a bar like a splash of Kahlua atop a vodka water. Probably the thinnest mouthfeel of any 11% + abv I’ve ever experienced.
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 25 cl...... Batch nr : 52 bottle # 195... It pours pitch black with a small creamy beige head.... the aroma is roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate....the flavor is coffee, dry, chocolate and some port notes..... medium to full body.... dry, strong coffee finish.....
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle, thanks Craig! A black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is a little salty with leather, liquorice, caramel, roasty malt and alcohol. Similar flavours with chocolate, caramel, roasty malt and salty liquorice. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody, barrely aroma, a little musty, moss booze, wood, alcohol, light vanilla and chocolate. More or less black pour with islands of tan foam. Flavors of basement, bitter roast, a little inky black patent malts acridness. Earthy roasty and woody finish. Light sweetness from the bourbon. Becomes a little fruitier as it opens up and sweetness emerges. A touch hot as well.