pushkinwow (2293) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from thomashall, shared with Lubiere and "little" Matt. Dark brown with a mocha ring. Vanilla bean, charred oak, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate, some almost burnt toffee. Moderate carbonation, full body, boozy, figs with some balsamic reduction, sweet, yummy, enjoyable but in smaller quantities.
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted malt chocolate nutty licorice caramell woody vanilla aroma. Roasted caramel chocolate dark fruits licorice vanilla flavour. Lovely beer with well balanced flavour and aroma.
Lubiere (11377) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin dark brown head, viscous. In aroma, intense bitter chocolate with coffee grind, intense alcohol warmth and musty character. In mouth, beautiful sweet mochaccino, vanilla, Nutella, bourbon barrel, loads of alcohol, very nice. Mini growler from the brewery, shared with Matt and Puhskinwow.
50belair (3031) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler generously shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with brown head. Nice lacing. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Sweet with loads of caramel and chocolate highlights. Nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
bytemesis (4945) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Knight mini growler thanks to TheHoff - mega beer karma points for this one! Pours a dark black with a nice but small creamy brown head that dissipates fairly slowly leaving good lacing. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coconut and dark dried things (raisins and figs, mostly). Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter -- Homer’s booze soaked candy bar isn’t far off here -- lots of vanilla and bourbon notes with out a lot of accompanying astringency, which is nice. Body is perhaps a little light, the only real "drawback" of this really really tasty beer.
barn0216 (524) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, no foam. Sweet raisin, fig, molasses aroma. Dark, roast, chocolate, fig, love the flavor. Has a flat syrup quality but definitely a winner.
biggsbowler (568) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler - pours dark black with slight tan head. Nice rich chocolate nose with a slight roast. Creamy, fudgy chocolate taste.
Homer321 (2895) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mini-Growler thanks to TheHoff43, as Dark Knight. Nose is a bourbon soaked chocolate treat. light vanilla and a ton of sugar in the aroma as well. Taste is decadent, like a booze soaked candy bar. There seems to be a delightful milky, lactose sort of taste to the beer as well, but it is never cloying. There is a moderate to strong chest warming alcohol presence, but it never seems hot. A light cinnamon type of flavor as well, but I think that comes from the Jim Beam, or maybe it’s just in my head. This is real good stuff.
thomashall (359) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark black with minimal head. Strong bourbon smell with a little chocolate and malt. Taste similar with a little wood and very slight vanilla. Really well balanced and delicious!
RobertDale (4424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 ounce growler. Pours black with a decent khaki head. Nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and wood. Very enjoyable, would hold it’s own against most anything. Didn’t notice the 13%.