WanderinCelt87 (191) - 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 (1617) - 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 (1984) - 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 (8) - Delaware, 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 (1915) - Saint Johns, 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 (2298) - 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 (5939) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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.
StoutDr (44) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 This was a surprise gem! Fragrant aroma of malt, oak and bourbon. Pours black oil dark and thick. Minimal dark oak head. Flavor is complex and evolving on the palate. Smokey, oak, bourbon, mocha, vanilla, hints of fruit and bread. Slight bitterness of imperial on the aftertaste.
Westchesterco (1224) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark rich chocolate brown with an ecrue head. The atoms is of Bourbon and the taste has the Bourbon flavor redonatinv through it with tones of licorice and vanilla. Yummy