JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this beer at Churchillís in San Marcos during the New Brew Thursday 1st Anniversary Party. Very nicely done: cherry, roasty, some chocolate
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to the generous soul I got this from ( you know who you are) cause I forgot. J/K!!! BA Older Vis x BA Serpents stout? Turd. Nice barrel character. Chocolate, sour cherries, oaky tannins, bourbon, and light coffee. Drinking well now, but if you have a bottle go ahead and pop it
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Foothills at the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Canít remember who shared this. Stfun? Ucusty? OSCF? I dunno. It was fun to see such a rare bottle and actually be at the table to taste it. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is slightly tart, green hops, roasted malt, coffee. Flavor definitely has a sour twang (which I guess is unintended by all the posts i saw regarding this beer) some roast, light cocoa. I donít understand the appeal of this beer. Would be nice to have in a different setting and with someone with knowledge of this brews origins.
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by ucusty. Pours an inky black with a profuse fizzy tan head. Nose is vinous and mildly acidic with some barrel and vanilla, cherry skins, and some tannin. Flavor is tart and vinous, fruity and tannic, woody with some vanilla. Palate has a mild viscosity, mildly tart and crisp.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber courtesy of wavers1 Ė thanks Baker! Pours crude oil black with a one finger mocha head. The nose is nice bourbon, oaky vanilla, dark chocolate. The taste is ashy cocoa, wood, sweet bourbon and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good!
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with milky tan head. Nose of baked brownies, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, chocolate cake, oak and brownie.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold wax covered bomber, courtesy Hopscotch. The body is a pitch black color and topped by a smooth head of tan colored foam. Some small lines of lacing are left behind on the glass. The aroma is based on dark chocolate, roasted barley, earthy hop bitterness, and notes of bourbon and vanilla from the barrel. Some dark fruits also start to come through along with rich caramel. The flavor follows suit with the rich dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and oak as the dominant flavors. The bourbon adds a nice warming quality and the earthy hops add countering biterness to all the sweet flavors. Full bodied and smooth on the palate with balanced carbonation and a nice warming finish. This is a really nice barrel aged stout, and one I am glad to have tried.
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Wavers1 @ Dakís...thanks Baker!!! Really looking forward to trying this and, although really good, it just couldnít quite make the leap to great. Mahogany bordering bubonic plague with a latte head that never goes away. Like an annoying friend or your mother-in-law, it stays beyond its welcome. Cocoa, vanilla, dark fruit, and bourbon in the nose. Flavor also shows molasses, maple, caramel, and brown sugar. Fairly creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good.