Bricktop86 (649) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and dark grain. Taste follows nose and the alcohol is well hidden.
hopdog (9994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch - Feb 2015. Poured a black color with a tan head. Roast, dark fruits, woody, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and molasses. Warming alcohol - drank this after shoveling out from the 10" snow storm that just hit us, so this did hit the spot.
GRM (3337) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, light hops; mouth: roasted barley, chocolate liqueur, molasses, toffee, alcohol, alcohol warmth, rich, dense, finale in roasted barley with presence of alcohol, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, mildly sweet, syrupy texture; overall: quite fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, léger houblon; bouche : orge torréfiée, liqueur de chocolat, mélasse, toffee, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, riche, dense, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture sirupeuse; en résumé : bien bon
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a black/brown hue, with a presentable layer of brownish tan head foam, and small spots od lacing. The nose was heavily roasted, with cocoa, and touches of sweetness & char, or more specifically, lightly burnt cocoa. Medium bodied, with modest carbonation, the taste showed similar notes as the aroma, including a lingering, moderately pronounced, roasted & earthy bitterness, nice creaminess to the mouthfeel, and definite alcohol presence that possessed a stealthy nature. Expected a bit more body, but rich, and very flavorful.
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black. Woody. Really high alcohol. More of a barley wine. Shared w carter. Ok.
jahshuwuh (497) - USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black color with smattering of dark khaki head. Smells of oak, bourbon, earthy, liquor, roasted malt, can't smell much of the coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate syrup, coffee, tons of alcohol burn. As expected its a bit much but if you can look past the alcohol there's some good coffee stout flavors.
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Padron4KM (690) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/13/15. 16.9 abv.
Inky black pour, with a creamy, chocolate colored head.
Molasses is the predominate aroma, but there is dark dried fruit, and sweet bourbon mixed in.
Flavor is complex, molasses, fruit, oak, vanilla, bourbon, touch of sweetened coffee.
High abv is hidden well, no boozy burn, just a gentle warming as it hits the belly. Nice beer to mark #600 entered.
jsnicholas (399) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12oz $14): Bottle dated 2/13/2015. Muddy with small brown head. Aroma is light bourbon and sweet. Taste was much bigger. Starts out sweet then the bourbon kicks in pretty hard, then a bitterness chocolate. Then a long warming. This was only 2 weeks after bottling. It might mellow out a bit with more time. But still good.
laiti (7640) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
35,5 cl bottle (16,53%) @ lusikka
Aroma is very sweet with bourbon tones, alcohol, licorice and strong bourbon tones with vanilla. Flavour has sweet vanilla tones, licorice, bourbon and some saltiness. Some pleasant warming alcohol in the last sips. Nice slow sipper, but you’re gonna need a long movie for this one.
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, caramel sweetness, vanilla and strong bourbon notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, alcohol, sweet bourbon, some vanilla notes, mild earthiness, tart wooden notes and molasses. Full bodied. Alcohol warms very nicely. The bourbon notes are very smooth and soothing.