jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smells of vanilla, pours dark, tastes of roasts and vanilla don’t taste chocolate flavors, solid beer but wouldn’t make a regular.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. White waxed. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, vanilla and some wood. Tastes of follow with some bourbon.
jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Clockwork’s 4K/5K/10K gathering 2013. Bottle pours a deep brown with white lacing. Aroma is coffee and roast - pretty straightforward, but good. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee and fruit. Nice!
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a ring of tan foam. Aroma is cocoa, licorice, and chocolate malt. Taste is the same but dry and bitter. Not much barrel flavor. There is a pleasant cocoa taste. Not bad but far from great.
blipp (5827) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Fudgey chocolate, cocoa, lightly roasted malts, and light woody notes. Good stuff.
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from tap at the Growler Guys, Bend, 23/05/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a decent sized tan head,
Nose is chocolate, sweet sugars, roast malt.
Taste comprises light wood, bitter chocolate, roast malt, biscuit, sugars.
Medium bodied with bte, fine carbonation, bitter roast in a sweet finish.
Ok fayre - could do with the sweetness tempering a little as comes across as a doube digit imperial in this respect.
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Jeff. Aroma is super sweet with vanilla bean up front and a subtle chocolate. Pours deep brown with white lacing and a fizzy head. Taste is very sweet with roasted vanilla being prevalent but leaving room for a coffee-chocolate taste as well. Reminds me of Evil Twin Soft Dookie but better. Like it.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought by JRedmond at 5K/10K/4K tasting. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, vanilla extract, wood and sweet chocolate. Lots of vanilla extract - but in a good way. Medium body.
DocLock (7696) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles from Frank Smith’s and Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours thick, rich, black with off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, mild oak and bourbon. The oaky bourbon melds well with the cacao flavor in this, the palate is dense enough to match a 45 minute Oliva Series V Maduro cigar, and the finish is chocolatey, oaky, and malty. Wonderful.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin beige head. Big thick chocolate on the nose, super smooth vanilla. Cocoa right away, sweet vanilla, smooth chocolate. Lingering chocolate, cocoa, warm vanilla. Very nice.