jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up at Grapes N Grain, Mequon, WI. Had it with a big fat steak from the first grilling of the year. Pours a deep black, viscous too used motor-oil style. Thick, fat brown head which keeps growing (and nearly runs over my glass). The smell is sweet for a beer this dark (as is the taste), aroma has chocolate malt, caramel and espresso. Taste is malty and delicious. Sweeter than I expected from the appearance.
solidfunk (4477) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big, wonderful beer. Definitely better than the Uncle Jacob’s and for me a little better than the Tweak. Pours black with decent mocha head and lacing. Lots of dark, bitter chocolate with coffee. Very bitter finish. Thick pour, a little oily but no syrupy sense - surprising for high alcohol. Great stuff. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.
Christpuncher (1390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Starts with a super chocolate and cherry punch. Has some grape notes. Slightly boozy which is amazing since it is 17.1 percent alcohol. Pours black with a thick tan head. Had a bottle pour at home
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jsnicholas (243) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12oz $10) Batch 9: nearly black with big brown head. Taste chocolate mostly, some dried fruit and Coffee. Then some warming. Very nice.
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #2, bottled Nov 2006
Aroma: Bourbon, Black Licorice, Dark Fruit
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, No Lacing
Taste: Rum, Dark Fruit, Chocolate, Anise
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Gerbeer (1995) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Batch 9. Pours black with a fine tan head. Aromas of black coffee, heavily roasted malts, alcohol, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Rich flavors of dry dark chocolate and espresso with a bit of cherry liqueur. Hot finish. Great.
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a thick, brown head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, plum, raisin,vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, plum, raisin, coffee, and vanilla. Full bodied, smooth with a warm end.
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Bottle pour thick black with big dark tan head. Aroma is rich roast, dark fruits, slight sweet. Taste is similar with big intense roast and a sweet boozy finish, hard to finish a bottle though
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i agree with the last rating, but at a lower level...at the start, the alcohol seemed like half of it’s 16%, but was more assertive by the end. Never did it taste like a 16%-18% beer, though. I thought the sheer complexity of the aroma and flavor were nice, although it wasn’t as smooth as World Wide from DFH, but maybe more complex. Dark, chocolate covered fruits, coffee, slight smoke, molasses. hops. A big sipping beer in every way, with a lasting finish. Well done."
esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep roasted and sweet flavor, not as balanced as some other bourbon stouts (to be expected) but very well executed as Avery frequently does. A little on the sweet side for my taste, but very good nonetheless.
DedicatedToFun (3024) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks GT2, black pour with tan head, nose is dark chocolate, taste is super strong, coffee, rich, creamy, wow