tricyclist (914) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wanted to like this... Badly... But I just canít get into it. Maybe it needs to warm up. I dunno. Pours deep dark and murky with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is so sweet itís unbearable. Maybe time in the bottle could help. Seriously, I get super ripe cherries and chocolate.. Not a ton of barrel presence. Also may need to warm up for that to reduce the sharpness. Mouth is almost sugar water... Itís seriously not my thing. I wish it was... Girlfriend says it tastes like a dirty chocolate factory...
mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from Daniel719 (thanks a lot, Daniel), pours jet black with small bubbly tan head. Nose brings out cherries, bourbon barrels, vanilla and slight cocoa. Flavour brings out chocolate covered cherries, light bourbon, and alcohol warming without the burn. Big, thick, viscous and like a black forest cake. Very overrated, with not much complexity for such a barrel aged 15% beer. Drinkable in tiny amounts, but not too good.
Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a pitch black, very thick appearance, taste is very full, lots of chocolate, a nice bourbony finish and a it is very flavourful, really enjoyed this one.
burg326 (3980) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour with aromas of chocolate, cherries, bourbon and roast. Flavors are chocolate covered cherries with some bourbon infused in it. Thick on the palate sweet aftertaste the end all be all dessert beer that after you finish you go to bed because itís liquid dessert in a bottle.
olr1984 (1163) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a dark brown and oily black with zero head. Big bourbon and cacao aroma. Cherry vanilla taste up front that is amazing. Finishes with a bourbon and toffee taste
anders37 (17904) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor with weak woody hints and hints of cherries. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.
zgaier (1502) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1000th Beer, a collaboration between two of my favorite breweries
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head and nice, sweet chocolate cherry aroma. Taste is delicious, sweet cherry and dark fruits combined with deep chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and strong bourbon notes leading to a bourbon cherry finish. Amazing brew, great flavor and complexity while the alcohol is well hidden at 15%
jjgmd (1563) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In celebration of zgaierís 1000th rating, at 2:36 AM thanksgiving morning, pours a heavy thick a dark deep reddish black pour with a small head. Nose is like a piece of Godiva cheery chocolate truffle. Taste is pure chocolate cheery with whiskey notes, full of flavor and deliciously so from two great brewers. Finish is sweet chocolate cherry and sweet. Maybe life is like a great imperial stout. Quaff Score 9 / 10 ...an intoxicating delicious stout
mR_fr0g (4158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at Kernel Huge thanks to Paul Unwin for muling this one. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, salted caramel, sweet fudge. Opaque black with tan head. REally viscous, big legs. Flavour is sweet oily chocolate, booze, oak, salty fudge. Flat oily sticky palte. Big bad boy of a beer.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a deeper blackish hue, darker with some thickness in the legs. Darker blackish pour, gentle brownish red glow on the edges. Frothy light brown head atop stays as a small filmy layer, loose ring dies down, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, lotta cherry elements, some toffee, toast, and cocoa nibs. Mellow barres some vanilla, oak, gentle warmth. Cherry really sets the pace here. Initial is firmer bodied, some sweet sticky toffee, toast, cherry puree and vanilla. Gentle cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Mellow coffee, toffee, more cherry juice and skin. Middle is a bit more spirit, caramel, oaky vanillin and spirit. Some sticky caramel, coconut, and more oak. This isnít hot but thinned a bit by the barrel, offers some rich flavors in exchange. The cherry dies out more into the backend with some sticky malts, firmer oak, some gentle pokes of spirit warmth. Finish is a bit of barrel, spirit, and warmth. Gentle toastiness, sticky malts taper out. Wow, well incorporated. Tasty stuff. A touch sweet at times but overall a very nice beer.