minorthreat (20) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours used motor oil black with no head and little lacing. Smell is booze forward, not hot booze but chocolate, vanilla and oak. Taste is shockingly well integrated, little to no heat despite 17.42%abv. Loads of oaky vanilla and fudge with caramel and dark fruit notes. Very viscous and light carb level are perfect. This is an exceptional beer. A must try.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lucky to find this at a local bar, glad I had it now 7 months after bottling, fresh Iím sure this bad boy was very hot... dark brown pout, a bit thin dark tan head fades fast... the aroma is very strong and hot, tons of alcohol, a bit fusel, as it warms it calms down showing off bourbon and vanilla... the taste is quite excellent and much more balanced than the aroma, bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol, a bit of marshmellow sugaryness... the alcohol is present but hidden excellently for the abv... pretty stellar beer that will be coming into its prime in the near future
BoBoChamp (4190) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
36cl, Batch 1, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly fruity/alcoholic, not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!
colinize (314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black tan head very boozy. served at denver rare beer tasting 2012 at gabf.
dmac (3174) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured a thick oily pitch black with a smaller creamy dark chocolate brown head. The aroma has notes of bourbon, vanilla, raisin, fig, dak chocolate, rum cake and chocolate cake bater. Full syrupy body with a solid dose of heat but not that much for the actual ABV, average carbonation with a super long lingering aftertaste. Flavor of charcoal, tar, tobacco, bourbon, vanilla extract, super burnt toast, bakers dark chocolate, dark fruit skins. Solid beer that gets better as I sip it.
kevinator (325) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good. Strong malt and sweet aroma. Pitch black with no head but really nice lacing. Oily palate with low carbonation. Strong roasted malt flavor with caramel and some chocolate hints. High alcohol that is somewhat hidden but not completely disguised at this level. Great for the end of a cold day.
XmnwildX12 (1483) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense aromas of bourbon, also get some very nice chocolate and barrel notes. Taste is a rich velvety blend of dark fruit, chocolate, bourbon and wood. Super smooth for the high alcohol content, outstanding brew.
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callmemickey (1356) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black body, with just the tiniest bit of khaki foam. No lacing. Viscous pour. Nose is absolutely dominated by bourbon notes. Accented by some dark chocolate, caramel, and traces of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is similar. The bourbon character is perhaps a bit too forward and holds this back from being in the top tier. That said, the bourbon notes are quite nice. Full bodied, soft carbonation, slick on the palate.
TheEpeeist (2821) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is damp wood, coffee, bourbon and dark chocolate. Rich and malty but something is a bit off. Not quite thick; coating with a tingle finishing like a shot of whiskey. Taste is espresso, cane sugar, raisin and bourbon. Itís big, but lacking some finesse.
Dedollewaitor (12290) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Trade with Hallinghansen. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige layer. Nose is soy, roast, alcohol and coffee. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee , molasses and mild soy. Smooth, slick and oily. Really tasty. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.