JStax (2400) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by a generous person. Pours a thick black with no head. Aroma has graham crackers, chocolate, cherries, and molasses. It is more of a dark sweetness than anything. Thick body and mouthfeel.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at 1808 American Bistro. The beer pours pitch black with a medium foamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, dark chocolate and charred malt. The finish is moderately boozy with a mocha aftertaste. Good beer all around.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla upfront with slight bourbon notes , a sweet roasted malt backing with some burnt brown sugar notes, a chocolate presence but not prominent , minimal hop .
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snifter at the CBC tap takeover at 4th Street Patio on 5/16/13. Pitch black pour with no head. Aroma of bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, slight bourbon and roasted malt. Dark chocolate flavor quickly smoothing out to sweet vanilla, then transitioning to more bitter chocolate, then a slight touch of bourbon before a roasty finish with a hint of sweet vanilla. Absolutely amazing and even edges out the coffee infused version I tried at the 10th Annual Barley’s Mini Real Ale Fest.