stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium body stout. Tan head that lingers on the sides of the glass. Aromas of charred oak, cocoa and bourbon. Taste is sweet dark chocolate with very little bourbon up front. Lingering boozy finish with a dryness lending to the flavor on the palate
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy brown head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, prunes, and dates, bourbon, roast and chocolate malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with bourbon, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
bigguns22 (528) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think the best of retribution yet the cocoa nibs are like hops and it adds a great bitter note that none before it have and it cuts the sweetness greatly. If you like dark chocolate this is for you and me.
snoworsummer (1025) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at DuClaw. Pours rich dark brown. Strong flavor. Tastes of alcohol. Too intense, hard to taste the coco.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one as well as the vanilla cocoa and they were both amazing, very smooth with a warm sweet chocolate whiskey finish
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark with a foamy tan head. Aroma is strong cocoa powder, oak, and char. Taste is chocolate fudge, oak, bourbon, and roast. Sweet but not cloying. Medium to thick body, creamy mouth feel. Comes together very well.
MadRobin (1404) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 5 oz. sampler at DuClaw in Bowie, MD.
Opaque, brown-black with a creamy tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla.
Taste of dark roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
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crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not the blast of cocoa you would want. this one is totally dominated by bourbon.