_angst_ (2357) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle received in trade. Thank you KingCecil! Pours black with a rather small fizzy mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and malty with roasted malts, charred wood, oatmeal cookies, bitter chocolate, bourbon, vanilla fudge, pecan nuts, alcohol, coffee hard candy, toffee, sherry and hints of schwarzwald cake and burnt sugar. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, charred wood, sweet dark bread, bourbon, vanilla fudge, bitter chocolate, black pepper corns, sweet liquorice candy, sherry, mineral rich soil, St Johns wort, and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, tiny boozy, tiny roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. finish is bitter with roasted malts, bitter chocoalte, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, mineral rich soil, biscuits, black pepper corns, alcohol and sherry. Balanced, "simple" and smart. Subtle barrel aging really suits the beer. Great stuff!
rlgk (9371) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, raisins, figs, nuts, coffee notes, hay, cocoa powder, toffee notes. Roasted coffee and licorice flavor, figs, raisins, nuts, creamy, warming alcohol, tar notes, vinous, some dades. Very nice and complex beer.
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours dark brown black with khaki tan head. The aroma is rich roasted grains, a little coffee like with a light fruit and oak. The flavor starts thick and rich with a bittersweet roasted grain that has hints of dark fruit and earthy lightly hoppy herbal times with a nice oaky coffee thing in the finish. Gets smoother as it warms and really brings it all around, nice soothing warmth going down.
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing beer. Big bourbon and RIS profile. Loving this. Beer is excellent! Why does this need to be longer?
Prufrockstar (676) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle shared by Jeremy - Thanks! Pours dark cola color with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon. Taste: stale chocolate, some oxidation, bourbon and oak. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Following directly on the heels of Huna, this feels surprisingly thin. Overall: solid.
GT2 (7868) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL 2010 ed thanks to MinorThreat! Clear, deep brown pour. Medium to low tan foam. Nose is metallic, olive. Taste is ashy, lemon, chalk. Finish is mild cardboard. Huh. Letting this one sit out some more.
Really nice lacing overall. Nose as it warms moves to marshmallow, milk chocolate, sugary dessert, nice bourbon barrel. Taste has some sweet grape, decent sugar, still a bit earthy/soil with heavy chalk in the palate. Lactic, tangy finish.
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with Alan and Hayden, pours black with light coffee colored head, light lacing. Aromas and taste of dark plums, figs, toffee, chocolate, bourbon, and lightly roasty sweet malt. Medium to fuller body. Easy going for the 10%. Great
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and mild coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, bourbon, and some coffee. Good stuff.
SudsMcDuff (5659) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle .. thats the rub .. . . pours a deep brown black .. mild foam .. . easy mouth .. . light burnt chocolate and decaf coffee .. . easy finish and quite light all around .. . . i don’t quaff that shit by the way. drugs don’t kill people. balconies do.
thomas15 (642) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roast , chocolate, coffee, black licorice. App. Is pitch black, light brown head, slight lacing. Taste is roasty chocolate, some coffee, light black licorice. For style this has a light body. Solid.