Nickls (1814) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark tan head, on a very dense black body. Bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate with slight roast in the aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not unexpected for what it is, slight fig, dark chocolate, vanilla and big on the bourbon. Medium to thicker body.
jayzz (299) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth flavor with a definite whiskey finish, and slight bitterness. Dark brown color, and a brown foamy head.
WanderinCelt87 (156) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a opaque black with a small tan head. Aroma is straight malt with little hint of brown sugar from the malt. Taste is sweet and malty. Goes down smooth and leaves a clean after taste. Not too impressed but still a good beer.
DCLawyer (1363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with moderate tan head. A: booze over coffee and chocolate. T: same, with molasses and licorice. Smooth. Boozy bitter aftertaste. Decent.
Jesterdeal (1808) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is cocoa, oak, vanilla and some toffee. Pours deep brown with a nice hazy khakis head. Taste is roast espresso, vanilla, and a heavy oak. Finishes with just a hint of roast coffee and licorice. Very nice oak-aged stout. Would love to try some of the variants.
WhatAlesYa13 (5) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark pour with a thin head. Roasted malt really comes through and delivers coffee and chocolate flavors. The bourbon flavors come out in the sweet carmel finish. A big beer at 11.5 ABV. This is one of the better DuClaw beers I’ve tried.
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
botlle pours black w/ ruby edges, khaki head that leaves some lacing. nose of chocolate, bourbon, oak. taste begins with chocolate and moves to bourbon, vanilla, oak. the bourbon lingers. full body.
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours pitch black with minimal head and a ring of brown. The aroma has a lot of chocolate, some vanilla, some marshmallow. The taste has big vanilla, toasted coconut, chocolate, some bitter chocolatem
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Definitely the night cap. Thick and meaty, this carries its whiskey barrel roots right up front in every aspect. The aroma is quite subtle, actually, hinting only at a rich, warm beer. And this drinks with an exquisitely well balanced character ... the oak-laden whiskey character is so finely interlaced with the warm, chocolatey beer that you’ll want to wish that everyone who tries this can do it so well. Very, very good! (#5344, 11/24/2013)
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big and boozy. Cocoa dominates with an astringent roast back end. Sticky sweet. Meh.