argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(PPSG09, 750ml bottle) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some bittersweet chocolate, Bourbon/vanilla, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, wood, vanilla, some vinous, light coffee/roast. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-750ml bottle–pours a brown head that goes to a ring and black color. Aroma is dark malt-anise/chocolate, roasty. Taste is dark malt-anise/wood/ashy. Not my taste. Thanks yobdoog for sharing.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 25/09/2009
Roast and hop aromas. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy. A little sweet on the palate with a crisp and bitter malt finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours black with a small, frothy dark brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, caramel, toasted grain), average hop (herbs, grass), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of prune, plum, wine, wood, and charcoal. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown beer with a light brown head. Wow… aroma is incredible. Rich sweet milk chocolate, soft fruity and a bit of sweet cocoa as well. Rich, silken palate with a very intense cocoa/chocolate sweetness. A kiss of herbal licorice comes through on the back of the palate. Rich and intense and totally awesome. Damn, this stuff is delicious!
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a beautiful black with a medium tanned head. Nice complex aroma with bourbon, wood, roast, vanilla. Medium bodied and with a very clear roast character. Chocolate, plums, and other dark fruit come out in the body. Finishes a tad boozy, with a bit of plum and some more nice roast bitterness.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from erway- thanks a ton, Jeff, for this rarity! Shared it at Dark Lord Day 2011 with some fellow Ratebeerians. Bottle 49/586. Pours an oily, dark, almost opaque brown out of the bottle with a small dark tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate, roasted malts, oak, red wine notes, and some sweet caramel and brown sugar notes. Flavor of chocolate, oak, red wine, plums, coffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel with just a little grape tartness on the sides. This beer really delivers what it describes on the bottle in great balance. Very smooth and enjoyable.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DLD ’11, bottle huge thanks to Peter. Aroma has notes of chocolate, grape skin, wine, some coffee, roast and sweet caramel notes. Taste is chocolate, grapes, some slight oak and wine notes, slight vinegar with coffee and roast balancing out. Pretty good, not my favorite style but the sour takes a backseat and actually compliments the roast and chocolate notes well.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PPRBSG09. Bottle. Pours a black body with a thin tan lacing. Chocolate malt and a light smoke. Vanilla coco and a light ashen finish. Very nice brew with decent attenuation.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from yobdoog at PPRBSG-. Pours a deep dark oily viscous black with almost a violet highlight as it pours and a thin lasting deep tan head. Aroma is bourbon, sharp toasted malts, roasty and good fresh chocolate malt- big on the fruitiness as well, aloing with a red wine like tannic hint- oak and vanilla come out a bit more as it warms as does the burny bourbon. Flavor is a bit bigger in the vanilla, and oak- also more wine and fruit- big nutty roasty coffee like burnt malts as well- slight licorice spicy kick and tarry and tannic in the end with a bourbon alcohol kick. Big BA imperial stout with lots of tannins all the way through- nice though.