charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Aces. Poured black with light tan foam, decent lace. Light roasted malt aroma, some molasses and soy. Quite smooth oily feel thats lightly bitter and hangs around.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is dark brown - fine bubbled khaki - its quite modest, with average retention - spotting presence here as well - The nose slowly reveals fine layers of dark fruit - there are roasted malts present, cocoa, with feint vanilla as well - The flavor profile is initial currants, more roasted notes, with layers of earthy oak - more vanilla - and very feint booze - Smoke and cocoa rounds this one out - This might be bourbon barrel aged but Itís hard to pinpoint. Thereís a lingering bitter - mild sweet - while the body is a touch thin - Itís nice, overall
Aniela (3537) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown beer with an lasting beige head. Malty roasted chocolate cherries licorice dark fruits caramell aroma with vanilla and oaky notes. Roasted chocolate caramell licorice coffee, oak vanilla dark fruits flavour with some vinous notes.
bigtaster (791) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At loganís alley in tulip. Black large light brown head. Intense brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, some spices. Sweet, mild bitterness, full body, soft carbonation. Good.
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Black with small head. I donít think Iíve ever noted lacing in a review before, but this has exceptional lacing. Beer geek status now official. Anyhow, huge malt, tart berry, chocolate. Complex and awesome. Outstanding beer.
alliance100 (980) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours super dark brown thin tan head . Faint dark berry aroma .mild cocoa and nice tart berry flavor . Very good .
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GriffDaddy (91) - - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was about two years on the shelf. Powerful tart fruit aroma, heavy chocolate and some wood. Even more powerful tartness at first sip, as if the malty bready goodness receded a bit over time. Became more balanced as it warmed, with strong fruit, wood, vanilla, chocolate flavors alongside a restrained and very welcome alcohol burn. This is a huge beer, beautifully balanced, just enough of the barrel and a delicious blast of everything else. Just beautiful.
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked some of the earlier versions better. Some of these fruit flavors along with the bourbon and the bitter clash a bit both in taste and in the body. Still a good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the bridge. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Lots of roasted malt on the nose. A fair amount of malt on the tongus with a bit of grapefruit on the finish. Interesting.
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black colored beer with a light brown head. Aroma is smoky and includes liquorice and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, with ash reminders and hops. Body is slightly watery and carbonation is balanced.
PartyFowle (589) - - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The darkest shade of brown, capped with a head like ground cinnamon. The aroma is lovely -- cocoa, peanuts, maple, vanilla, blackberry, smoke. Itís rich and complex without being busy. More fruitiness shows up in the flavor as plums and black currant lead the way, followed by a rich chocolate syrup and espresso middle before a slightly smoky, burnt-malt-and-whiskey finish. The fruits are just a bit more pronounced than the barley and barrels, lending a soft tanginess to the proceedings. A sweet, dessert-like brew.