JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sam’s, Durham, at a recent Bell’s tap takeover. Blow me down, good to try this one. But damn this shit was ass-rapingly strong. The 11% brew I was trading off with a buddy seemed like the weak beer comparatively. In any case, I actually enjoyed this a bit more than the regular 9000. Whereas I found the base beer to be sort of mindlessly harsh, I thought the barrels improved this one considerably. Dark fruits, rich chocolate, vanilla and booze, and potent as all get-out.
Doodler (310) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
C&C 750 Bottle – generously shared by Dr. Chad at Crooked Stave….thanks amigo! Poured a deep coffee color with a small tan head and lacing. Nose is aromatic with bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and dark chocolates floating around. Full bodied flavor that is somewhat sweet and oaky. Lightly carbed with loads of bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits working throughout and on the finish. Very tasty stuff. Get some….
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at WOB. Pours a deep black with a thick mocha head. Huge bourbon nose with notes of chocolate. Taste is big chocolate, anise, wood and bourbon. Complex stout that hides the alcohol well.
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alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap; best beer I’ve had in a while. Poured a somewhat flat jet black with a small brown head. Aroma was fantastic; cookies, bourbon, wood, fruit, caramel and vanilla. Boozy but in a good way. Flavor was thick and tasty. One to sip and enjoy. Same flavor profile with maybe a bit more of a roasted presence.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Kickbacks for the RBWG Welcome Dinner. Pours a deep obsidian color with a teeeny khaki head. Nose is chocolate, molasses, bourbon, fudge, mild licorice, and some woody vanilla. Flavor follows with some big chocolate and fudge, mild licorice, molasses, vanilla, and all around delectability. Medium to full in body and a wonderful beer- light years ahead of the regular version. That barrel was a magic maker!!
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a big, bad black color, brown head. Great bourbony goodness! Lots of vanilla, toffee, chocolate, fudge, roasted malt, molasses. Sweet and thick. Really damn good!
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml. bottle shared by Greg. Pours black brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon sweet sugar and caramel with bourbon too. Taste is sweet bourbon malt candied sugar some soy and more sweetness than really stands out! Palate is full oily slick and has a drying finish. Awesome.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid alcohol and dense dark malty. Liqourice, roasted and alcohol warmth. Bitter and slight herbal dry finish. Dark roasted malty finish.
DesertDevil (326) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Arizona Strong Beer Fest. Pours a clear dark brown with a one-finger bubbly head. Aroma of black licorice and big, boozy, bourbon. Upon the first sip, the taste buds are bombarded with roasty dark malts, licorice, a faint touch of ginger, chocolate, and charcoal with a sweet bourbon back. Medium body with an cool bittersweet finish. Easily one of my favorite brews from the festival.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown .. . mild foam .. . bourbon chewiness, tar and barrel also .. . mild mouth with a slight alcohol burn .. . enjoyable and a good beer to start out the weekend! .. . . I’ll suck your weird tits, I don’t care.