Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown. Toffee, alcohol and wood in the fairly rich, demerara-accented nose. Firm alcohol, sweet and with lots of brown sugar character, fig and raisin, wood and alcohol. The finish is a bit boozy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: February 09, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: opaque brown, frothy tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with sweet vanilla
Flavor: lots of chocolate flavor, unique woody character, touch of vanilla sweetness, light bitter finish
Date: April 26, 2008
Score: 3.5 to 3.8
Aroma: picking up some backend woody spicyness in the aroma that was not there before
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: great chocolate flavor, the woody character is well integrated into the chocolate flavor
Date: December 05, 2008
Words: danís kegerator
a bit more subdued on draft, very rich and chocolatey, touch of dark fruits sneaking out,
Date: January 10, 2010
Source: taco mac kennesaw
Score: 3.8 to 4.1
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, dark fruits, touch of wood
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of fruity character in this keg, wood offers a great depth of character
Overall: the fruity potential of this beer is coming out and giving it extra depth of character, I may have to get a keg of this afterall
Date: April 29, 2011
Source: cellar stock
Aroma: sweet winey sherry character showing up in the aroma with the rich chocolate and dark fruits
Flavor: flavor is sweet dark fruits and chocolate, just a touch of the sherry
Overall: ages well and picks up the sherry but not really any better than fresh especially on draft
Date: November 02, 2011
Source: tmac woodstock
not showing much change with an aged keg, still the velvety rich chocolate with a touch of dark fruits, but none of the sherry that shows up in the bottle after a couple of years,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: ***+ /4
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-pours a rich dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is initially dark malt then more smells subsequently of dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood, dark fruit. Taste is lots of dark malt-chocolate/molasses/caramel, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood. Some sharpness. Half way through some coffee comes out. RIS/porter-like. Full body. Not an everyday beer for me, but quite enjoyable. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you Skortila/ceasar]
Pours deep brown with a small, staying, frothy, beige head. Lovely woody aroma, nicely roasted, chocolate, raisins, tobacco and coffee. Medium carbonation, fine lightly creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet and sugary. Coffee, roasted, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Warming alcohol sensation at the end. Very nice sipper, but it just a tad to sugary for my liking.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 black with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with licorice and chocolate. Sweet molasses and roast malt flavour with a unique spicy/herbal note and a little alcohol.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma that holds overripe fruits, caramel and roasted malt. Sweet vinious flavor with caramel, roasted malt, alcohol and dark fruits. Warwing alcohol towards the end.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella, huge thanks to Morten for sharing this one! Pitch black colour. Very sweet, woody, very dark fruity, alco, roasty malty, chocolate, very pleasant aroma indeed. Great filling quite sticky mouthfeel. The flavour is very sweet with wood and bourbon, roastedmalt, alcohol, lots of dark fruits, spice, sirup and with a pleasant bitter sweet roasty long lasting finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
botlle shared by morten, thanks!
dark black, no head.
aroma is boozy, wood, raisins, well balanced. fruity.
flavor is licorice, malts, roasted stuff. delicious beer.
Travlr (9839) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was very black, medium chestnut colored head with good staying power and nice lacing.
Smell was chocolate chips, the bitter kind that you use for baking.
Taste was slightly sweet, started with cocoa and progressed to coffee and then finished with a bit of smokiness.
This one should definitely be sought out.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Pours black with a dark tan head. A strong floral type aroma over typical brown roasted malt. Medium body or better with fizzy carbonation. There is the roasted malt, coffee, and that "floral" thing - which must be the wood. Actually starts to develop a woodiness after awhile. Never had one like this before - itís heading for stoutville, but itís sure not a stout.