dlinn (146) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another sweet oak aged beer. Good flavors. Nice aroma. Not quite on par with the stranahans, by amager, but not bad.
jhogan4 (225) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and wood. Pours dark black with brown head. Very sweet taste; chocolate, bourbon and wood, maybe some coconut in there. A little burn on the back end. Pretty tasty.
thomas15 (521) - USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hot add bourbon chocolate cookie aroma. Woof. Black with brown head. Taste is hot and boozy. Chocolate like crazy with some dark fruit. Slightly grape. This beer kicks dicks.
adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle shared with Scott. Pours an oily pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma of rich milk chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon. Taste of rich milk chocolate, malt, vanilla, oats and bourbon.
badlizard (5159) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Bottle at Waldos Pizza. Holy Fuck this is an amazing brew. Black with a thin brown head. Chocolate caramel vanilla bourbon maple and wood aroma. Tastes of candy chocolate bourbon strong vanilla and oak caramel and light toasted coconut all swirling together with a light alcohol burn to the finish. Nice cherry flavors emerge as it warms a bit. Thick sticky and oily palate. Excellent overall.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- vanilla, oak, bourbon, herbal qualities
Appearance- dark brown/black with a dark brown head
Taste- onslaught of hot bourbon, black licorice, oak, vanilla, booze
Palate- full-bodied, palate destroyer for sure
Overall- Very complex and sort of disjointed. Yet it is dangerously drinkable despite being very hot and 18%. Not quite what I was expecting but unique nevertheless.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is sugar, alcohol, chocolate, and roasted malts.. great on the palate, like alohol, sugar, coffee, roasted malts, super sweet, great.
bleeng (1383) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to zinister. Nose is chocolate malt. Taste is chocolate a bit alcohol where is the beer? Way too smooth and silky for such a big beer. Hard to rate this one but itís well done and very dangerous.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle) pours near black with dark tan creamy spare head. Nose of huge barrel character, toasty marshmallows, low roastiness, graham cracker, bourbon, vanilla, smooth alcohol, and a creeping cherry character. Endlessly complex. Taste of rich fudge, light oats and cream, alcohol, wood char, medium roast character, light cherry (perhaps from the alcohol kick), and a medium thick body thatís not overly assertive in any way, surprising given the ABV. Just an amazing beer.
deyholla (4789) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron! Pours an oily black with a very dark brown head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a good amount of raisin with dark grains and dark chocolate backed by a decent bourbon note. Flavor has raisin and dark chocolate up front with a growing bourbon note that remains underlying.