FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is fantastic, chocolatey with some notes of love sauce, a slight fruitiness with,a touch boozy. Flavor is much the same, quite fruity with some chocolate and a bit woody. Medium to full body and soft carbonation. Nice beer
Tinco (581) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark fruits, molases, nice sugars. Taste is very smoooth, molasses, brown sugars, dark fruits, nice chocolate note, sweet. nice complexity. A nice one!
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
opened 11/30/12, rich dark mahogany, thin creamy tan head, that dissipated. Dark malts and chocolate on the nose, with a bit of booze. Medium thick mouthfeel, the cacao nibs show nicely, and the deep dark winter fruit notes play very well on the backend, and then a finishing bitter chocolate. Very little taste of the high ABV. Another fantastic black butte anniversary offering.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Freakin’ Frog. Dark brownish-black pour with a medium foamy khaki head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with some chocolate and dark fruit notes. Full-bodied with a burnt malt character and notes of figs, dark chocolate and subtle booze. The finish is rich with a dark malty and oaky aftertaste. Good beer all around.
UDBeernut (1993) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Pours deep jet Black and Tan head. Chocolate and cocoa dances on the nose and mouth. Slight brown sugar and stone fruit on the finish. At times feels a bit muddled or confused. Body is full and a strong sipper.
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a tiny tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses, brown sugar and chocolate flavor with a very dry finish.
oRos (1294) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Aroma is molasses and vanilla. Color is dark black color. With not much of an off white head. Taste is Brown sugar and roasted malts.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant aroma with lots of chocolate, molasses, a little raisin.. quite creamy, coats the palate, velvety, rich & warming, leans rather sweet. Finishes very sweetly. Lush & enjoyable, good, tasty, but lacked the top-tier complexity I hoped for.
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick black pour. Black bodied with lots of lace. Chocolate, smooth with the figs, dates, complex,stouty, some coconut. Not as boozy as expected, bourbon taste being well integrated and not obtrusive.
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at sb. Pours black with a dense and.creamy dark tan head. Huge sweet bourbony nose--caramel, vanilla, oak, peaches, chocolate. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Chocolate, roast, a little vodka, coffee, caramel, and peaches on the mid palate. Long roasty finish.