bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Draught @MugsBK for Split thy Skull. Pours red tinged with beautiful lace. Aroma is potent fruity sweet boozy then big mod heavy smoke that lasts. Flavor follows, very sweet but balanced by the heat and spice, riding out with a bit if porter lactic ness to start then the smoke and oak takes over for a long ride out. Feel is dense, lively, tannic, very long lasting. Like it a lot more than I was expecting (no special reason why my expectations were low other than local familiarity). Intense. Too intense for normal drinking but a special one nonetheless. Not a ton of porter-ness left in it, and unusually that is not a bad thing.
Lukaduke (1675) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a roasted umber color with three fingers of tight bubbled foam. The nose has nice peat smoke mingling with boozy apple, roasted chocolate and caramel. The palate has great harmony between the boozy apple brandy character and smokey chocolate base. Really well made with great balance yet layers of flavor.
jredmond (4886) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay at Dadsgiving 2013. Pours a black body with medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, spice, roast and sweet malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of dark fruits, ash, spice, cocoa, earthy roast and wood.
Theydon_Bois (6500) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dadsgiving, big thanks to Jay for this Captain Lawrence obscurity, 24/11/13.
Mid black with a good sized dirty tan head,
Nose is big on roast malt bolstered by smoke, leather, ash, dark fruit, spice.
Taste comprises earthy cocoa, brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, smoke.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, dry smoked finale with sweet tones.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. @ [ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG13 ].
[ Vintage 2010 ]. Clear brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, apple, smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, smoked, roasted, dry, apple, wood, alcohol - brandy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line:
Peat smoke, roasted cereals and dark chocolate are dipped in alcohol before leading to almonds and mesquite lengths.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam sits atop the brown-hued darkness.
-That’s one impressive nose! And a delicious flavor profile too.
-The brandy barrel presence is one flavor amongst many in this complex brew.
-This is big and bold, but moreover complex.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I took to Dadsgiving! Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Still a ton of smoke on the nose, wood, a hint of apple, but I’m definitely looking for it. Medium-bodied, soft cocoa, roast, Loads of smoke comes through, but it’s super gentle and pairs up nicely with the chocolate notes. Very nice.
Marheb (1639) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2010) Une version plus tannique et charbon que les deux autres mais le chocolat est riche et le apple brandy se pose délicatement sur la mixture sucrée et fumée. Cette série est vraiment bien réussie,
Maverick34 (2015) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2013. Dark brown to black. Tan head. Booze, dark fruits, malts. Sweet apple brandy burn and vanilla. The best of the series IMO
gunnfryd (9714) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma and flavour is oak, smoked, roasted malt, wood, vanilla brandy, chocolate, coffee. Very nice beer.