JohnnyJ (5417) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Milk chocolate, oak, vanilla, licorice, light smoke, dark fruit/cherry, moderate bourbon, and some booze. Nice.
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage on tap at the brewery Tasting Room in Bend.
Look:opaque, essentially black body with a decent tan head.
Sweet, boozy malt-based aroma with notes of vanilla, prunes and faint spices.
Flavor: rich, moderately complex mix of the elements from the aroma plus some wood notes. A bit too sweet although there’s a substantial bitter kick in the finish.
Feel: slick,medium-full body.
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice roasty imperial stout aroma. Black in color with a tan head. Malty, with a bite (rye?) with some smokiness and bourbon booze edges.
Notes: On at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting ’15
GenDV138 (6093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 oz bottle pour at SAVOR 2016’s Saturday session. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee, light oak. Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, light whiskey. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Nice.
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, strong, a hint of bitterness. Heavy body, an awful lot of vanilla and a good boozy heat. Yeah, that’s good stuff, nice vein of smoke in it gives it a wonderful peaty quality.
Maakun (4063) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at THT. Almost black with short lasting light brown head. Massive bourbon, coffee, cocoa beans, lots of roasted malts, dried red fruits, quite herbal too, milk chocolate, cognac, herbal candies. Quite sweet with boozy bitter finish. Over medium bodied.
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle at THT May. V2013. Dark roasted chocolate malts. Blackberries. Vanilla. Damn nice BA. Medium sweet, light bitter. I might have lost my palate. Over medium body, big body baby very smooth.
deanso (9211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at the May THT.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. very good
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at THT. Black with a ring tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak barrel notes, vanilla, toffee, caramel and raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with PQ and Parksy. Wow-- good thing I’m a Navy Seal, because for anyone else it would have been a HUGE problem to get through the wax, then the cap, then the cork in order to reach this sweet nectar. Sheesh. Viscous near black with a low, finely bubbled brown head. Sweet bourbon and chocolate (the Tootsie Roll comment earlier is apt), very full bodied with a velvety mouthfeel, balanced bitterness. Delicious.