murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, aroma is woody, smoky, with some roasted malt. Taste is chocolate and caramel with light smoke and a bit of booze. Pretty solid but not outstanding.
Fratto (2626) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, licorice, alcohol, and a little chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter, a little coffee, and a little more chocolate.
Cavie (3800) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Decaturstevo and BelgianBeerGal. Pours a dark brown color with a small red color. Tan head. Aroma is dark malts, heavy sweet chocolate and creamy notes. Flavor is roasted malts, woody notes and some smoky flavors. Tingles on the finish. Good!
blutt59 (6021) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to cavie, dark brown with a coffee and dark fruit aroma, flavors of coffee and oaky bourbon, finish is lighter than expected
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing like picking up a bottle tick then checking the review to see a c+, this will be yummy! 12oz bottle in August 2010, poured into my Darkness glass...The lightest shade of black with dark brown fringes. A really light tan head rises a full finger then disappears to a thin ring, no lacing...Light and boring aroma that is very malty at first, chocolate syrup mostly. The syrup has really generic qualities that are not appealing at all. I canít tell this was barrel aged, no typical indicators...The taste is horrendous, light chocolate syrup poured into a glass of water that then was used as an ashtray. The feel is super light, very water like.
There are no redeeming qualities to this beer, it should be avoided.
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up in Nashville over Christmas. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a nice dark brown head. Very active carbonation. Aroma is sweet malt and a hint of bitter chocolate with vanilla. Decent flavor until the finish where it closes with some disjointed, cold coffee bitterness. Yeah it was okay but the bourbon notes were muted at best.
abcfan (725) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer that doesnít do anything fantastic in particular, but does a few things well. Nice aroma, can detect vanilla and chocolate with hints of bourbon and coffee. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head, little lace left behind. Minimal carbonation, slides across the tongue with ease. Dry, slightly burnt coffee finish.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Max and Jessís place. Pours a hazed brown black with a thin beige tan head. Isopropyl, bourbon, roast coffee, and chocolate. Roast and coffee, big and roasty. Chocolate and roast. Touches of booze and roast.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Maxís FF winnings tasting. Pours a deep dark chocolate. Aroma has notes of vanilla and oak, but itís predominantly awesome chocolate ganache. Flavor is surprisingly smoky but not meaty. Slightly oily body with some really nice smoky and creamy features. I like.
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a light sweetness. The flavor has roasted malts, a hint of bourbon sweetness, and caramel. Solid.