Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Carolina Crew gathering in Greenville. Big thanks to ucusty for bringing this gem. Very dark pour with ruby red edges. aroma of vanilla, cherry, oak tannin, and bourbon. Great flavor, similar to the aroma with the bourbon really well integrated into the mix. Cherry tartness came through nicely as well. Wish I could have had more of this one!
Lukaduke (2153) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of tight bubbled khaki foam. Nose is a bit hot of the bat but settles into a chocolate cake, bourbon soaked cherry pie combination. The palate is smooth and lush. Big roasted cocoa, coconut, sweet cherry pie filling, bourbon heat. Really delicious and well balanced flavors !
JBPortland (758) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours dark rich brown with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruity bourbon, berry, some light oak, roasty rich bitter cocoa. Taste is medium body, fruity bourbon spice cherry cola and rich dusty baker’s chocolate, dark cocoa cake, soft barrel wood. Finish is creamy chocolate truffle cake with layered boozy berry bourbon spice and roasty cocoa. Delicious!
baraciisch (1820) - USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014,,, Dark black with tan head... Thick mouthfeel... Aroma of cherries, dark malts, vanilla... Chocolate, cherry, vanilla, roasted malts.... Amazing
jmgreenuk (4273) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Huge thanks. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin dark tan head. The aroma is rich red berry fruit boozy alcohol, chewy yeast. The flavour is medium sweet with a light crisp acid cherry palate. Light bodied with average carbonation and a bubbly frothy mouthfeel. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (4976) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma of cherries, vanilla, oak, bourbon, overripe dark fruits, cocoa, roast, hairspray, toffee and raisins. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
deanso (5201) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Cherry tartness. A lovely bourbon barrel aged stout.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Bell’s and shared at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of Mon Cheri candies; lots of cherry, booze and chocolate. Flavor is malty and chocolatey with some smoke before a tart cherry finish.
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Randall. Chocolatey bouquet. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malts, cherries, and mild bourbon. Average body good mouthfeel.
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Tribes Alehouse. Bottle from 2007. Pour is black with almost no head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate covered cherries, bourbon, vanilla, and wood chips. Finish is mildly sweet with the bourbon coming through more.
biggsbowler (269) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours dark brown with a light tan head. Nice cherry notes in the nose with some chocolate, oak, and bourbon. The taste is balanced between cherry and chocolate. It warms up nicely.