Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick black oil with almost no head. The aroma brings chocolate vanilla brownies, the vanilla oak is a little more prevalent. The flavor is so smooth for the ridiculous ABV, the
Blairgus (2195) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
31 aug 2012, bottle. Thick oily brown/black. Nose is sweet, faintly tart, huge sugar, meaty stout! Med body and a bit fizzy. Big sweet dark chocolate stout, really meaty, bitter chocolate finish. Amazing!
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vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Huge bourbon and whiskey aromas, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Flavors are bold and boozy, dark malts.
bytemesis (2165) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - batch #1 - thanks newcigarz! Pours opaque black with a small deep brown head that dissipates fairly quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is surprisingly light - notes of bourbon, chocolate, deep roasted malts, wood, dates. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter with strong bourbon notes and a touch of licorice. Light astringence is apparent from the time spent in wood. Full body, creamy mouthfeel and strongly warming, not surprising given the ABV. This is a nice beer. Cant wait to try B2!
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Vintage .. Pitch black pour with a thin quickly receding brown head .... aroma of oak, bourbon, light vanilla, booze, licorice and some roasted malts .... taste is boozy with a bourbon, light vanilla, licorice, brown sugar, some dark fruit, oak and some bitter roasted malts ..... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... finish is dry as all heck with a lingering abv and light bourbon/roasted .... well done just a tad too boozy
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a thick deep black with a small tan head. sweet nose with bourbon, oak, licorice and bright alcohol warmth. thick body - chewy - with deep layers of chocolate, bourbon, charred oak, molasses, licorice, citrus and dark fruits. smooth and inviting with a bit of heat throughout. strong finish with more charred oak, bourbon, vanilla and sweet dark malts. excellent! not too sweet, not too hot (for 18%).
_angst_ (2091) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Aaron! Pours viscous pitch black with a thin dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla fudge, high quality dark chocolate, alcohol, charred wood, toffee, burnt caramel, coconut, sweetened dark roast coffee, cookies, fresh oak and hints of hay and moist soil. Taste is sweet, bitter and salty with heavily roasted malts, soy sauce, bourbon, salty liquorice, raisins in rum, burnt cookies, dark roast coffee, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, coconut, alcohol, fresh oak, caramel, prunes, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, orange zest and molasses. Mouthfeel is round, sticky sweet, soft, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, burnt raisins and hints of coconut milk. Unbalanced and a bit too salty but still quite nice.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a syrupy black with small brown head. Nose and flavor are rife with raisin and plum, sweet chocolate ganache filling, and hints of bourbon vanilla sweetness; very little roast or bitterness to speak of. Also tingly booze on the nose. The flavor brings more dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate sweetness, with prickly alcohol becoming more prevalent as the beer warms. This is good, but not up there with the upper echelon of Averyís highly potent brews (Rumpkin and Meph Addict I think take the cake in this category). A bit disappointing and could never drink a whole bottle, but maybe Iíll try it again if given the chance since I had it in August after a weekend of drinking the best saisons and session beers on earth.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - 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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holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at FOBAB í12. Oily black color with a minimal head. Roasted malts burnt and sweet in the aroma. Some oak and dark chocolate coming through. Dry roasted malt and chocolate flavors that are sweet and really roasted. Good stuff. 8/4/8/4/16