RateBeer
overall
100
95
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2010 Vintage: Gold Wax
2011 Vintage: Silver Wax
2012 Vintage: Copper Wax
2013 Vintage: Dark Brown Wax
2014 Vintage: Blue Wax


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2011 Bottle at Churchills (silver wax). Pours with a black body and a long lasting brown head with good lace. Aromas are huge, bourbon, tobacco, ash, dark fruits, brown sugar, cotton candy, cola and splinters. Flavors are bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, creamer, long duration! Espresso, vanilla, rich, tobacco, vinous and barrel. Intense and young. Aggressive, tasty, delicious. Lively bubbles, alcohol warmth and a large amount of oak tannins.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle at Churchills. Dark brown to amber hue, thin ring of tan head settles on the sides. Thick wafts of vanilla and whiskey, thick sweet malts. Flavor is big vanilla and whiskey with hints of bubblegum and citrus, finishes sweet and boozy. Full body, thick and creamy texture, mild carbonation with a almost-too-hot alcohol presence. A very unique and flavorful barrel-aged stout, could benefit from some more aging to even out the heat but overall very tasty and in-your-face!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
bottle hidden from ander provided by baker at dakís on 7/29/10. dark crude black thick pour with a dense light brown head. roasty nose is full of bourbony goodness, wood, for reals butterscotch candies, chocolate, vanilla, coffee/nuttiness and all things delicious. it tastes like pure awesomeness...9/5/9/5/19+

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Pours a very dark brown with a small cream color head. Smells of oak, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, and whiskey. Taste is oak, whiskey, and a fair amount of chocolate and malt. This was the best beer I have drank this year and I live it. So glad I was able to score a few bottles of it!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2011 Vintage. Poured from a Silver Waxed 220z bottle on the day it was released. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, some bourbon and vanilla. Taste is sweet, chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and bourbon. This is pretty awesome stuff. No infection this year.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Dark brown pour with a creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, vanilla and ripe fruit. Flavor has nice bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, black cherries. Simply amazing!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Big thanks to ucusty for breaking this one out at Foothills several months back. Big pour, heavy carb from lively bottle conditioning. Nose is really nice and smooth, a mellow barrel presence but an assured one. Prickly and sticky mouthfeel, but not overly slick. Lots of chocolate and cherry in the taste, and a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
I had this beer at Churchillís in San Marcos during the New Brew Thursday 1st Anniversary Party. Very nicely done: cherry, roasty, some chocolate

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle shared at a BA/RB tasting... Poured jet black with a tan head. Very hot with alcohol. Cocoa nibs, lots of roast. Whiskey and sweet alcohol tones towards the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
thanks to stawn for this rarity and the hasty delivery! im not sure what happened on this one. it just didnít ípopí the way it should have. not a bad beer really, but i was let down amongst all the hype. everything is there, just not really as good as the sum of its parts i suppose. they cant all be zingers.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7  8  9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50