after4ever (6922) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375, corked, capped, and waxed. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that falls immediately away to not too much. Big sweet bourbony nose, some apricot showing. Lots of roast and coffee as well. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty sweet coffee and black liquorice body. Long ashy roasty finish. Everything’s here, everything’s nice, not really a new spin on a style we’ve had a million times by now. Very good stuff. Just a lot like what everyone has done.
Vestergaard (1107) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 Bottle thanks to Klimaet. Pours a pitch black with a dark brown, short lasting head. Aroma has lots of rye, vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, very roasty, sweet licorice, rye minty. Not bad! Smooth body and a light carbonation.
kkettler (23) - - NOV 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was one of the best barrel aged beers I have ever had. Vibrant chocolate notes permeated throughout the whole tasting experience from aroma to the after-taste. One of Crux's best beers.
jbruner (3154) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a opaque black from the tap with minimal head or lace. Aroma of big bourbon barrel sweetness, chocolate and vanilla notes dominate. Taste follows with a little more complexity, add some earthy licorice molasses notes. Thick and viscous, booze is definitely there but not over the top. Very nicely done.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII on 09/25/2015. Brownish-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of bourbon, oak and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, vanilla, malt and dark fruit. The finish is roasty with a bourbon and malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
djd07 (6612) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is strong bourbon, vanilla, roast, wood. Medium mouth, strong bourbon, wood, dark chocolate, bitter finish, good.
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare. Pitch black with an espresso head. Notes of roast, bourbon, vanilla, figs and some light abv burn.
jake65 (3012) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Near black in color, topped with a small tan head. Huge aroma of bourbon barrel sweetness, chocolate, and roasted malt. It swirls and swirls, if a scent could have layers this is it. It sets the tone for a rich flavor that is heavy in sweet bourbon barrel and vanilla. Lighter bittersweet chocolate and roasty notes. A very deep flavor. Really nice brew.
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Aromas of bourbon, smokey notes, chocolate, vanilla, oak, roast. Taste is smokey, bourbon, malty, chocolate, vanilla, roasty, malty, savory.
furthur (540) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, walnut colored head, some lace, black beer. Aroma brown sugar, burnt sugar, vanilla, bourbon. Taste is sweet brown sugar, oak, vanilla, burnt sugar, spice of some kind. Finish is almost dry, in spite of all the sugar initially. A little hot alcohol. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, dissipating off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour, vanilla, coffee and bourbon. Sweet finish, wood and chocolate.
(From 375mL bottle @ ACBF 2015, Vichte. Brought by 77ships & AdamJackson/Chandler. Thanks for sharing!)