Derek881 (1047) - Prague, - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large corked bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a viscous black color with the slightest dark brown hue to go with a large, creamy dark tan head with average retention, but excellent cling and phenomenal lacing. Its aroma featured toasty notes of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of chili, along with some modest caramel and a bit of grainy and earthy hops. Its taste was surprisingly bitter and grainy with an earthy character, and only had modest chocolate and caramel sweetness deep underneath. The mouthfeel was intense, wet, and filling, with ample carbonation and a thick, creamy feeling, and a noticeable presence of alcohol. The punch of the taste and palate was perhaps over-the-top.
77ships (5299) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to tderoeck? 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. Black, solid mocha head. Nose is lightly fizzy, touch soy sauce, roast with quite a bit of the bourbon barrel. Taste is syrupy, quite a bit of roast, roasted coffee, molasses, syrup, chocolate, toffee, oak, vanilla, big bourbon,… Roasted thick coffee body & barrel. Quite pleasant.
Bkcaldwell (12) - - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great appearance. Took a little getting used to since coffee is not my favorite flavor but it grew on me. Subtle kick.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice malty chocolate nose and front end but the finish is empty. Name seems appropriate.
koleminer20 (983) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The cork says best by June 2014, so I don't know what do expect here. The pour is a disappointing dark brown with a light khaki colored film of head that falls to a ring. The aroma is very barrel character forward. There is a heavy bourbon and oak dominance on the front followed by a nice vanilla offering. There is a nice dark fruit and roasted malt offering behind the barrel. It's light, but offers a decent complexity. The flavor is oxidized as fuck. There is a hint of some malt. Nothing else. Nothing. It's drinking like black water. No carbonation, no anything. God. The mouth feel is watery, no carbonation. Aftertaste is lingeringly metallic oxidized malts. This is bad. Might be pour worthy
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ebone1988 (344) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, "best by June 2014". Aroma is a touch light, good barrel presence, sweet roasted malt, licorice, milk chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, poured light, with a very light brown head. This beer has been compromised in some way. It’s flat and oxidized. Not even gonna give a description.
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - generous pour without much of a head and first but it settled with one eventually. Has a sweet brown sugar aroma and taste with a little bit of mocha mixed in. Silky smooth mouthfeel. The alcohol is well hidden.
MarcoDL (2834) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting. Black oily pour, no head. Strong aroma of coffee, dark cacao and vanilla. Taste of boozy vanilla, liquid chocolate, oaky bourbon and strong roastedness. Very potent brew, great.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of bourbon, malt and coffee, pours a dark brown color with a lating tan well laced head. Complex taste of chocolate, malt and coffee. Medium body with a chocolate malt finish.
jcos (1670) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour from bottle share at Matt G. Pours dark, nice amount of bourbon, roasty. Nice.
GRM (3279) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, from and with Chad Francis (thank you!), savoured in October 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, woody, light hops, light chocolate, slight coffee; mouth: roasted barley, woody, light hops, light chocolate, slight coffee, light acridness, acrid finale with presence of roasted barley, medium body, below-average carbonation, harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, de et avec Chad Francis (thank you!), savourée en octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, boisé, léger houblon, léger chocolat, très léger café; bouche : orge torréfiée, boisé, léger houblon, léger chocolat, très léger café, légère âcreté, finale âcre avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien