neepsntatties (1714) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had a bottle of this last August (thanks to "hannont") and forgot to rate it. Colour.... intensely black with a thick, frothy dark brown head. Nose... dark caramel, high cocoa mass bittersweet chocolate, dark molasses and oak. Palate... gad this stuff is thick! Coating, chewy, mild CO2, constant underlying waves of Bourbon flavours, loads of toffee, dark chocolate, unsulphered molasses, dark raisins, vanilla bean, heavy bodied coffee and a long, creamy finish. Mmmmmm.....!
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle sampled at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010. BIG bourbon nose, chocolate milk, vanilla, light wood, light smoke, earthy, wood pulp. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, wood pulp, coffee with cream, brown sugar, molasses. Really super smooth, full bodied with a sweet finish.
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color wit ha small tan head. Has a roasted amlty chocolate aroma with some vanilla hints and some hints of oak. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish with hints of vanilla and oak in the aftertaste.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the Super Bowl MVP of beers. Wow!, head, lacing, color, depth, aroma, feel, taste, all equal a champion for 2010.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, good sized head, probably due to the Champagne yeast at work here. Aroma chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee, and some oaky bourbon notes. Flavor matches, with pronounced chocolate and vanilla. Good bit of bourbon there as well, but it meshes well. Coffee falls almost entirely out of the flavor. Nice, although I though the carbonation was a bit much for me.
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a heavy beer in every sense of the word. Big flavor. Very floral, very hoppy, and very high in abv. It’s fantastic if you can get your hands on it. It’s also a night ender.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours BLACK with a creamy brown head. Aromas of bittersweet dark chocolate. Bourbon flavors assault the tongue first which gently gives way to the chocolate which ultimately gives to dark berry fruit on the finish. To quote Shrek "I’m talkin layers donkey". Awesome beer from a great brewery.
nickmbeer (15) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black as night with a dark brown head. Aroma smells of malt, coffee, and some bourbon. Bourbon stands out in taste along with chocolate, vanilla and molasses. Happy to have experienced this beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle, pours pitch black with a tall frothy chocolate mousse head. Aroma is sweet cream, light vanilla and black roasted malt. Creamy roasty, lightly smoked malt body with a touch of oats. Some sweet cream and vanilla end with a light bourbon note. The barrel added a nice touch, but did not overpower the brew and I like it.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, some toast, chocolate, and some molasses. Flavor is caramel, toast, oak, vanilla, bourbon, molasses, and alcohol.