JBPortland (654) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle piurs dark rich brown-black with half finger head. Nose is big fruity raisin, plum, licorice, subtle bourbon. Taste is slighty thin bodied, medium roastiness, raisin, touch of smokey malt, dark fruits, faint boubon. Finish is roasty malt, vanilla, licorice, earthy coffee, dark fruits. Overall very bourbon flavor forward while not being too boozy. Not sure where the donut aspect comes into play? Still a nice BBA dark brew.
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body, cloudy to opaque. pours disturbingly soda-like. head fizzes up and then disappears into nothing in a matter of seconds. sinister.
strong aroma of tart apple liquor and cinnamon, and doughy french toast type sweetness/warmth. The apple seems... unintentional, but it smells nice anyway, though itís pretty distracting. boozy, too.
yeesh- the apple is really overwhelmig, and itís hot as hell, too. I donít think I can recommend this one.
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle poured into a teku glass. Pours a dark brown with a thin khaki colored head. Aroma has a lot of dark sweetness, maybe some maple syrup. Tastes sweet and fruity. Medium to bigger body with moderate carbonation.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a deep brown color with no head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, caramel, maple, toast, and chocolate. Flavor of maple, leaves, dark fruits, cola, toasted sugar, and oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, warm mouthfeel. Interesting beer. Better than the Rogue Voodoo Doughnut beers.
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Caterwaul for picking this up from 4Elf 2013 for me. Shared with local raters. Very dark brown, near black color. Looks like a stout. Thin khaki head. Dots and ropes of lace. Bigger body, lightly chewy, more dry finish. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Awesome cocoa, maple, some dark chocolate, light metallic. Some vanilla bourbon notes. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Light bit of alcohol warmth. Not much of a nose (maybe because itís really cold), but itís got a really great flavor. Maybe some light doughnut in the finish, but I donít really get it too much. I donít really eat many donuts. Delicious beer, though. Way less sweet and cloying than expected. Good stuff. Not sure whatís up with the low rates.
Chudwick (1983) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to DrSilverworm along with two others. Vanilla nose with high booze bourbon. Coffee and maple. Sweet. Strange palate.
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad at all. Shared by the the Mitch loving DrSilverworm. Some good warming bourbon and some brown sugar, vanilla, maple, and some chocolate. Fuck you George Remus.
SpongeRuiner (658) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The smell isnít too bad with a sugary chocolate scent. Then the first sip ruins any chance of a decent beer. It doesnít feel strong in alcohol but still has that rubbing alcohol style flavor. And as another reviewer said a big green apple skin flavors weirdly sneak into the backend of this one. I tried letting it warm a bit but it was with slight success. If I were to have this again I would go with room temperature.
tectactoe (1491) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 Bottle: Deep brown, mahogany pour with a nearly opaque center & a thin, khaki colored head. Aroma is a acetaldehyde bomb - smells like green apple skins & apple cider. Light chocolate presence? Taste is more acetaldehyde, though a bit toned down. Light sugar notes, chocolate, & a raw whiskey flavor shining from mid-palate to finish. I wonder if time will rid of the acetaldehyde? It might be pretty good without it. Otherwise, it is pretty tough to put down.
alliance100 (605) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at 4 Elf Party 2013 - pours a murky brown with no head. Sweet aromas with a bit of apple. A little coffee , very sweet stout/brown, Good but couldnt drink alot of this .