_angst_ (3722) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a rather small frothy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malt, butterscotch hard candy, bourbon, vanilla fudge, coffee hard candy, bitter chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, moist soil, coconut milk, biscuits, caramel, hay and hints of ammonium chloride. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy, buttered biscuits, hay, bitter chocolate, nutella and moist soil. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny tart and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and tiny sour with roasted malts, buttered biscuits, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, hazelnut paste, bourbon and moist soil. Very prominent bourbon character. Gets slightly over the top but who doesn’t like vulgar beers...
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, nutcreme, vanilla, raisins, cocoa powder, bourbon, raisins, creamy notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa, raisins, figs, dades, citrus notes, warming notes, nutcreme, cocoa powder, earthy, caramel, bourbon, some floral notes. Full bodied, chocolate finish with cocoa, nuts, warming alcohol and some figs. Delicious.
TheHOFF43 (1792) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with some tan head. Lots of bourbon on the nose, some vanilla. Great palate, lots of bourbon but really nice.
BVery (8191) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - thanks Eric! Deep reddish brown pour with a soapy light beige head. Really nice bourbon nose with vanilla and wood. Medium and smooth palate. Nice vanilla taste.
BBB63 (6505) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Celebrating All Hallows Eve 2013 with a bottle via hopscotch: Pours a very deep muddy brown with a quickly fading head and basically no lace, some oily legs. The aroma has striking bourbon barrel (booze, vanilla, oak, char), lovely dark fruits and inviting earthy overtones. In the tradition of CCB this displays lots of tobacco and leather notes which makes me happy. The taste is still a tad hot and raw but I see this going great places with aging as long as no "wildness" starts to occur... but I digress for this is drinking pretty damn good right now. Everything on the nose is found on the palate as well. The mouth feel is soft and oily but not heavy, a tad tannic which does lessen the enjoyment... I do wonder what the ABV is on this.... methinks 9+ at least. I dig this now and would love the see what a year or so would do for it.
Bacterial (2365) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Portableparty - thanks!!! Dark brown pour, slight tan head. Big bourbon nose. Bitter smoked malt fades quickly into soft bourbon and oak. Nice.
portableparty (2160) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours deep brown black and it is slightly oily with a thin tight soapy khaki head that rests to a wispy film and collar. Aroma has bourbon roasted malt chocolate vanilla some pitted fruit. Taste is roasted malt bourbon chocolate vanilla and faint prune and shows subtle bitterness. Palate is full rich and warming.
fluffy (1968) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very well done aged porter, rivaling most ive had. one of cigar city’s finest brews to date.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with scarlet and chestnut at its edges. Tightly packed latte head. Caramel, toffee, cocoa, bourbon and wood in the nose. Flavor shows a decent amount of bourbon but not as much of the other barrel qualities. Vanilla, chocolate, subtle coffee, and some dark fruit. A tad thin. Not a bad beer but was looking for just a bit more.
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was roast, dark chocolate, wood, light Bourbon. Flavor was similar, a little bit more thin than their other dark beers and lesser barrel, but still a tasty brew.