kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the get Dean to 5000 tasting, post Dean’s 5000. Pours near black with small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, a light tart dark fruit aspect (light infection? It’s not bad but not sure it’s supposed to be there), chocolate, fudge and wood. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours black off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, brownie, chocolate fudge. Medium body.
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG from jtclockwork. This is powdery cocoa with big earth. Soft bourbon which i like. Some spice and dark fruit. This is a winner. Hs come late and are nice.
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 750ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Dark fruit, chocolate, light spice, some vanilla barrel character. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter, light alcohol heat / bite. Medium to bigger body, smooth kind of lighter carbonation. Solid stuff, but kind of sweet for me.
dchmela (2830) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to GOT for the taste. Black oily pour. Huge bourbon and roasted grain aroma. Thick chewy. Dark fruit bourbon taste.
Syndicate (114) - Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Toby for this one. Poured jet black with almost no head. Lots of lacing. Nose is Rich Chocolate, oakey, and somewhat boozy. Taste is heavy on the chocolate, light vanilla notes.
JohnGalt1 (801) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 received in trade a while back.. Shared tonight with the good fellas.. Pours a fairly thick dark brown, dark brown head rises up and dies back pretty quickly.. nose shows thick vanilla and barrel presence. Pretty odd spicy note makes me think of cinnamon that I know isn’t really there.. Instead just a big clean dark malt bomb.. bourbon gets a little heavy as it warms up.
BuckeyeBoy (3610) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a small head. Nose is lots of barrel candy sweetness bourbon and vanilla. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness bourbon rich malts a little booze on the end. A tasting treat.
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to drowland for the share!
Big rich barrel aged from CC. Pours red brown. The aroma hits with bourbon but gives way with caramel, dried fruit, burnt wood. The taste follows with a lot of woody bourbon burn and dark chocolate sweetness. Finished slightly acidic and sour. Rich mouthfeel.
Ferris (7687) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Molasses, dark chocolate and a liquorice. Jet black with a thin brown head. Bourbon and molasses with some rich syrupy dark chocolate. Very big and rich, heavy mouthfeel.