yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at OBrians. Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Hard roasted malty and mild barrel wooden accent. Light fruity berry touch towards a mild acidic note. Nice dense caramel malt base with a nice roasted flavour and mild acidic note into the finish. Lingering softfruity and roasted malt finish. Lovely.
Ungstrup (29369) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A black beer with a brown shine under a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with roasted malt. The flavor is sweet and acidic from the strong notes of hard roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is boozy chocolate with great body. Nice.
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The beer pours just about black with a tan colored head on top.
S: What a horrible aroma. I can smell it before I even get the glass to my face. Lots of rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, vinegar, and booze. There is a bit of bourbon and maybe some roast, but they’re overshadowed to say the least.
T: The flavor is only a slight improvement. At least the roasted malt is more pronounced, but there’s still plenty of nail polish remover and paint thinner. Booze, vanilla, bitter chocolate, and just a prevailing harshness.
M: The body is medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation.
D: This was truly bad. Not sure how old this beer/keg is, but I think it’s time it goes down the drain.
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a light chocolate with wooden notes, subdued. In mouth, a light chocolate with dark fruits, a bit of wood and vanilla, not bad but not enough ooomph. On tap at Ballast Point 13 Anniv. Beer Festival , Oct. 24 2009.
hopscotch (9171) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft... RBSG ‘08... This beer rocks!... Pitch black with a creamy, khaki head and terrific retention. Slowly leaves thick, creamy lacing on the glass. The aroma is a churning eddy of buttermilk and coffee with traces of chocolate and bourbon. Full-bodied and velvety with very restrained carbonation. Mostly acidic flavor provides a gentle note of sourmash. A touch chocolaty and not very sweet. Finishes chocolaty and tangy with a hint of bourbon. I like the subdued whiskey in this 30% barrel-aged blend.
daknole (9128) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from smokepot23...thanks my man! Nice brew!! Black pour, brown head. Roasted malt hits upfront on the nose and is followed by a nice bourbon and chocolate mixture. Flavor has a nice edge of bourbon, but its somewhat toned down. Good dose of chocolate and roasted malt. Fine brew.
JoeMcPhee (8479) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hamilton’s. Deep black beer with a thick creamy tan head. Lightly smoky with a soft cocoaish character and a bit of light lactic tartness. Warming intensifies the tartness quite a bit. Flavour is quite oaky and vineous. Lots of light vanilla and a bit of tannic character. Soft cocoa and a light roastiness. Dusty and fairly herbal. Flavour becomes quite vineious as it warm. Not very stouty at all. Lots of lactic character. It’s a very strange beast. The whisky and woodiness are very subtle considering how tart the beer is.
GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchill’s for SDBW. Pours ink, low foam. Nose is bigger, sweet bourbon, sweet cherry, mild tomato paste. Taste is stickier, sweet cherry, thicker butterscotch candy, Drinkable but sweet and boozy. No finesse.
Dogbrick (8149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Linda Vista location. This beer pours brownish-black with a thin and bubbly light brown head that dissipates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon and chocolate, along with some malt in the background. Rich body with flavors of whiskey and malt primarily, and notes of chocolate and hops supporting. The finish is oaky and malty with a lingering alcohol aftertaste. Pretty good overall.