_angst_ (3213) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles courtesy of Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Pours very dark reddish brown with a almost non-existent mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, toffee, charcoal, charred wood, caramelized nuts, sherry, hay, moist soil, cocoa powder, sweet liquorice candy and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, burnt cereal, charred wood, bitter, chocolate, hay, prunes, vanillin, liquorice root, soy sauce, toasted coconut, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly watery, slightly roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, toasted nuts, vanillin, charred wood, moist soil, hay, cocoa powder and alcohol. A good beer but lacks too much in flavour and mouthfeel to live up to the current average…
Cybercat (3649) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a warm sable with a thin tan head. Smoked malt aroma has notes of bourbon-soaked wood and quality coffee. Flavor echoes the aroma and hen some, adding sweet caramel to the mix. Texture is quite firm and quite fizzy. Worth seeking.
bartlebier (2210) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, 2011 edition, courtesy of CHI tasting group 09/2013 thanks, shared 07/2014. Upfront crowd pleasing aromas of butterscotch, with an extra layer of creamy Wisconsin butter, caramel, chocolate sundae, vanilla, coffee. Taste introduces some of the mellow bourbon notes, Wiener mélange. All-round smooth and easy drinking with no trace of abv.
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Black. A little iodine, chocolate and coconut aroma, vanilla, coconut, a little sweet taste. No carbonation, smooth, full-bodied.
kaser (3423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic beer. Black pour from draft at bad apple. Vanilla chocolate cocoa whiskey flavors. Delicious. Huge beer. Good. Carmel and toffee rich
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at House of 1000 Beers. Great bourbon nose, rich and silky with cocoa, molasses, and vanilla. Dark black opaque with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium-heavy carbonation. Sweet and alcoholic, big bourbon taste. Very smooth and warming with a rich profile. Smooth warm bourbon finish with sweet bourbon chocolate after.
tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep brown, almost black body with small chunks of brown sediment scattered all throughout. Cream tan foam settles nicely on top, lasting as a medium ring around the glass. Aroma contains maple syrup soaked Rolo candies, milk chocolate, sweet caramel, smooth bourbon & light wood, hints of vanilla, brown sugar, & perhaps even a little coconut. Smells like a candy bar with smooth bourbon drizzle. Taste is very fudge heavy. Wow. Like taking a bite into a devil’s food cake that’s been laced with a maple & bourbon reduction sauce. Slightly tannic wood, whiskey, bittersweet cacao, faint vanillin, burnt & ashy malt, mild anise, & charred brown sugar linger into a warming finish. Coating, lacquered mouth feel. This is a decadently complex barrel aged stout that passed under my radar for a while. Very tasty!
RussianDragon (565) - - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear dark brown/near black with an uneven beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is chocolate malt, oak, vanilla. Flavor is caramel, malt, oak, and mild chocolate complexity. Medium bodied, full carbonation, sweet caramel finish.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. 2013 bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, a vinous note, chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, some coconut, a vanilla hint, a bit of vinous fruitiness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Very good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a black color with a small foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet toasty coconut, chocolate, pineapple and bourbon. The flavor was malty with strong bourbon, coconut, pineapple, toasty malts, vanilla and a bitey boozy presence. Long malty bourbon, coconut and pineapple finish. Full bodied. The biting booziness lingers and detracts.