jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black, lingering tan head. Aroma is strong milk chocolate presense, some cotton candy, booze. Taste is thick, velvety chocolate, a little heat on the back end from the peppers, some dark, bitter coffee. Really deep flavors that mix well. Solid.
jandd1983 (3586) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, chocolate with some bourbon and alcohol. The taste was of dark roasted malt flavors with bourbon and some wood with chocolate and slightly boozy. Very good.
bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate with chili notes. And alcohol. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate and chili. Chili is not too strong, but nice. Goes well with Wild Boar dry saqusage.
marcus (8606) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a bourbon finish. The chili pepper is mild but adds a nice layer.
travita (4725) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is bourbon, wood, alcohol, sweet, hot, and rich. The taste is much the same hot alcohol bourbon smell, and not bad.
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of old attic, molasses, smoke, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of oak, caramel, vanilla, light smoke, dark chocolate, smoked peppers, and cinnamon.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have a nice mix of roasted malts, chocolate, spices, smooth bourbon, vanilla, a hint of dark fruit, wood with a nice alcohol burn. I enjoy the Clown Shoes stuff I’ve had quite a bit.
drsordr (2062) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour shared by alexsdad06 opaque black. Nose smooth bourbon with vanilla tones and some chocolate. Tatse chocolate, faint chili, some dark fruit, then nice vanilla bourbon. Roasty finish with hint of seed and light bourbon. Good mouth feel. Nice balance.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, min head
Smell veggies, roast
Taste coco, chili powdery, chocolate
Bule (1655) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Slight bourbon aroma. Lots of mild flavors of chocolate and bourbon. Medium sweetness. Chili very subtle. The flavors all come together well. Very enjoyable.