Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at Country wine and spirits in Carlsbad
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, roast coffee, grainy and bourbon
Nice and smooth
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, brown head. Mexican vanilla, dark chocolate and roast dominate the nose and flavor. A tad thin but overall not bad.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very, very black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is chocolate with something that could be anything from strange coffee to bourbon/vanillia to anise. Itís an incredibly nice aroma. Very full bodied. Flavor is so strong my tongue flexed and my eyes squinted. Chocolate. Really good cacao. Extremely smooth burnt malt. Heat? Suddenly noticed warmth 6 inches south of my mouth. So also coffee and a hint of anise. Thereís a lot going on with this one. Itís certainly complex in my book. It finishes with something that suggests sour, but isnít. Damn tasty ale.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black...if dark black was a thing I would say it pours dark black. Aroma is vanilla. Flavor is an onslaught of booze but finishes smooth. Some chocolate, vanilla and other flavors. Not a bad beer at all but the high abv is tough to deal with
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thick black pour, minimal chocolate colored head. Strong whiskey vanilla aroma, not much else on the nose. Slight chocolate note on the flavor, but the dominant character is the whiskey. Bitter chocolate aftertaste. Full bodied smooth.
Getbetter (658) - Cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a tap, dark brown, very very boozey, chocolate, brown head, toffee, roasty,full body, slick feel, average carbonation, it is good but its not the best high abv%.