vtafro (5254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate and bourbon aromas. Very light but nice chocolate and bourbon tones.
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a small beige head. Buttery bourbon barrel and dark fruit nose. This is a nice roasty porter with a ton of bourbon barrel, oak, dark dried fruits and vanilla. Big, rich beer.
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is darker brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of cocoa powder, light roast, oak chips, peat, and molasses. Finish is not as sweet as the body, somewhat boozy.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon and oak with loads of chocolate. Like a double chocolate chip brownie.
charule (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to dfonorow. Poured light black light tan head. Aroma of light bourbon choc smoke dark fruit. Light carb med bod. Sweet fruit roast.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, BB, and roastiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bourbon barrel, a touch of chocolate, and roasted malt. Decent bitter from the malt I think. Medium/Full bodied with good carbonation. nice
Huhzubendah (3095) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Paul in a night of debauchery and palate assaulting. Black, opaque body with a viscous, oily, beige collar. Rich and delectable aroma. Chocolates, roast, oak, bourbon. So dark and full. Cigar City strikes yet again.
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of kermis. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head. Aroma of licorice, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor is very sweet, chocolate and molasses rise to the top in this one, backed up by a solid malty base and ends with a light sweet alcohol burn. Nice in balance, great stuff. Misses some verbonden though.
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting. Courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks
Thin tan head. Clear dark brown pour. Some chocolate and wood. Slight sweetness and bitterness. Well balanced.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of bourbon, vanilla, oak, roasted malts and raisins. The taste was similar to aroma, with a little acidity and bitterness. Good stuff.