mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Ian. Crazy full flavor to this one, deep overtones of coffee, bourbon, with the faintest taste of the alcohol. Age would do it well.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz btl wax top shared thanks to Kristina. Nice chocolate malty aroma with some raisin notes as well as vanilla. Great taste of sweet malty chocolate and a great balanced sourness to it, just right. Wish I got to take this down more often.
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wax topped 12 oz bottle: Thanks to Jon for these! Pours a rich dark brown and a small tan head. Has a crazy complex aroma of bourbon, raisins, chocolate, vanilla,and burnt malts. Medium up front flavors of sweet chocolate and toffee. Finishes with bourbon overtones and dark fruits. Nice body and tasty overall, though a bit sweet for me right now. Me thinks this will age well.
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, wood, caramel, and malt. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, malt, caramel, dark fruit, and alcohol. Very good combination of beers.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to daknole as usual. Bottle pours deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is f’n amazing showing notes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bourbon, tobacco, dark fruit, oak and roasted malt. Flavor shows the same with some vanilla and a touch of rye showing through. Overall body is full and viscous. Starts out sweet and finishes a touch sour with some roasted bitterness. A sipper but damn good.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks kan! bottle, poured black tan head, aroma of bourbon vanilla and brown sugar. flavors are sweet caramel honey bourbon, and cedar notes with sourish soy finish. thin body well hidden booze but good
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cigar city capricho 4. 12oz bottle from Jason... Pours a mostly stouty
albeit a bit thin with a wispy light tan head... Smooth bourbon and
vanilla notes, some additional fruity notes from the bourbon as well
as chocolate... Flavors are sweet upfront with soma caramel malt and
chocolate. A hint of sourness in the finish with an earthy dry
bitterness coming in at the very tailend.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Pours black, moderate to large frothy brown head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet woody aroma, slight campfire and peat.   Sweet smokey caramel, unripened fruit (of the pale variety), malty, very malty, low hop profile.   Has a slight Bourbon/Whiskey background.   Some slight dark pitted fruit to round out the backside.   Lots going on here.   I keep sipping to try and figure it out.   Exit is a little tart.   I dont know why but the aroma also reminds me of this Norwegian Gummy candy.   Just smells so tasty!   Fresh cedar like finish, or shaven white oak.   Its somewhat roasty, with fruity and barrel aged character.   Pretty damn tasty.   Thanks to fogdog for sending me a few of these!
Travlr (10000) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole, thanks! Dark maroonish brown. Subtle aroma of chocolate liqueur. Taste is similar, very smooth, with some dark fruits. Nice.
Plovmand (6348) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Huge kudos to Hopscotch for bringing me this baby! It pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head. The aroma is dark fruity and oaky with notes of chocolate, red grapes, light coffee and some hard roasted malt. The flavour is vinous and oaky. Notes of raisins, plum, chocolate, sweet caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, light coffee and sweet tobacco. Light soy in the finish. Very lovely and complex brew! Wow!