scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Jun 27, 2013. Pours thick inky brown, motor oil in the glass with a thin tan head, very fine lacing, decent retention. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate, toffee, oak, and dark fruit. Full body, thick and creamy. Medium sweet, alcohol heat, lasting medium bitter finish with a lingering molasses flavor. Thought it starts fairly close to cloyingly sweet, this ends up being nicely balanced by the heat and bitterness.
crajun (1101) - , Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. In snifter. Aroma was too much bourbon and alcohol. Appearance and palate were 5’s. Darrk pour with nice tan lacing. Taste was better than aroma and complex roast dark fruits wood come through too hot and too much alcohol for me. Rate # 996. Think I prefer oak aged stouts vs bbl stouts. Too much of a good thing here
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla, flavor of chocolate, coffee, bourbon and wood, full bodied. Great.
baraciisch (2463) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled feb 2014... Pitch black in color with dark mahogany brown head... Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, plums, dark chocolate, anise, vanilla and bourbon... Flavor is amazingly good, notes of dark fruits, raisins, dark chocolate, licorice, bourbon and vanilla... Cocoa bitterness and heat on palate... Amazingly good
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joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
June 27 2013 bottle at home. Poured black and thick, with a dark brown head of foam. Aroma is molasses and whiskey. Tastes like alcohol, molasses, bourbon and licorice. Palate is thick and creamy. Long spicy, woody finish.
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off, this was a huge bonus sent my way by JohnGalt1, straight off my want list. Super stoked to get to try this, many thanks. Bottle, 2012 release: Pours a very dark brown, near black and is topped with a thick finger of brown head that quickly dies back. As soon as I popped the cap, the aroma permeates the room. It is hugely sweet, dark fruits and molasses, with a healthy amount of influence from the bourbon barrels. Taste is sweeter than expected, but consistent with the nose. Molasses, dark fruits, and bourbon barrel. Some chocolate. I can sense the high ABV, but it’s well hidden. Silky smooth and a great finish… warms the lips. The only detriment is the all-encompassing sweetness, at least for my taste.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6284-20140420] Bottle. Meaty charred wet bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting brown head. Sugary sweet roasted flavour has a long rich soya sauce aftertaste. Full body. Very tasty but super roasted. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
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dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A monstrous beer. Incredibly smooth and drinkable considering the alcohol. Lots of bourbon but also chocolate, coconut and char.
demmbonz (702) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Black pour with huge brown head and great retention. Big sweet bourbon and booze aroma. Chocolate and sweet booze.
Beardaxe (293) - - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with no head. Stron sweet aroma of alcohol, bourbon, molasses, and fruit. Flavor is an intense syrupy sweetness set against a mellow bourbon background. Not cloying or anything, this really works and is a very coherent, complex flavor. No real heat on this despite the abv. Mouthfeel is thick with a beautiful light carbonation. This is really good.