DialSquare (2213) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared up at Proof by jbruner (thanks!). Had this beside a regular Butte. Sparse notes: Big aroma bourbon raisin. Tastes toffee wood bourbon warm sugary cocoa. Very nice sipper.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruce’s birthday tasting. Cheers to Bruce for the pour! The appearance is deep brown with a small head. The aroma’s roasted grain. chocolate cake, light vanilla. Moderate woody bourbon. The taste is dtrong bourbon barrel, vanilla. Sweet raisin cake, bitter cocoa and chocolate. Slightly hot finish. Oily body, thick on the palate. Overall, not bad. Solid work.
Theydon_Bois (6471) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to the birthday boy for sharing this one !
Light black with a good sized tan head.
Nose is dark malts, light soap, toffee, cocoa, molasses, liqourice.
Taste follws, molasses, chocolate, light booze, wood and mineral notes in the background.
Full bodied, oily, moderate carbonation.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to trade with ksurkin! Pours a hazy brownish-black with thin tan lace that sticks nicely. Atoms of slight bourbon, cocoa, coffee, hint of toasted marshmallow. Taste is a bittersweet chocolate covered marshmallow dusted in coffee. Hell yeah, find me more of this.
Scopey (5292) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Bruce on his 30th birthday. It pours very dark brown with small light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark caramel, light vanilla and coconut. The taste is chocolate, caramel, toffee, earth, wood, sharp alcohol kick, bourbon, faint coffee, roasted malt and vanilla with a boozy finish. Medium-full body and average carbonation. Nice flavour, but pretty rough around the edges.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer that changes its spots a lot as you dirnk. Overall it is a solid beer that is reminiscent of 70% orange cacao bars.
ReggieDunlap (2897) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black with a thick tan head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has bourbon and dark fruit...fig...hints or orange. Flavor has lots of roastiness...hints of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of tangy orange, and nice bourbon notes...lightly boozy. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a roasty/burnt finish.
harrisoni (12485) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deeblo 30 th birthday. Black beer yep its an impy stout. bit hot alcohol some choc. too hot
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with a thin creamy tan head. Nice dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and light oak aroma and taste with candy sugar notes and a nice smooth bourbon finish. Very good.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Freshcraft. Pour is pitch black with a creamy brown head and great lacing. Cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, graham crackers, spice, light peat, and coconut in the aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, light roast, dark fruits, vanilla, light bourbon, maple syrup, and bread with a light alcoholic bite on the finish. Syrupy/sticky mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Damn tasty porter and the alcohol is hidden dangerously. Nice stuff!!!