Damico (2553) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark unclear, 2012 is not infected like the 11 is! The aroma and flavor are very similar, bigger than 7% but not from booze, from the big molasses and bourbon and vanilla oak, but super smooth. The flavor brings big roasted malts and vanilla with a nice bitter smooth coffee ending.
Gamin (97) - - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wood, vanilla, and booze in the aroma. Surprisingly smooth to drink though. I really like it, particularly this cask pour!
jtclockwork (8184) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Empty bottle thanks to Drake. Originally consumed at RBSG Philadelphia a few years back. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, brownie and chocolate. Some coffee. Medium body.
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black with a large brown head. Aroma is of roasted mals, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is of wood, coffee, dark chocolate and smoke.
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Richmond 20th. Aroma is slightly ashy. Hint of chocolate. Flavor nails the pepsin profile that I notice sometime. Finishes ashy. Not bad though, kind of liked it.
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RG 20. Very dark with ample brown head- almost reddish. Smells medicinal, chocolaty, and roasty. Tastes earthy, medicinal, and sweet. something seems a little off.
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle poured a black hole dark brew with a dark brown head. Aromas of malt and hops. Full bodied with flavors of coffee, and earth.
Drake (8214) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 750 mL bottle from the brewery, shared at the 20th Richmond Gathering. Pours a dark brown color with a huge foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, ash, mild whisky. The taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, nutty notes, mild whisky. Medium bodied. Decent.
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Had this bottle for some time before opening. Pours a deep brown with a big tan head that lasts for 30 seconds. There is only a slight hint of bourbon in the aroma but not much. Mostly malts to the nose, somewhat chocolatey. Tastes a bit smokey with some dryness to it. Smooth mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DO NOT AGE. Loses all traces of bourbon in less than 8 months. Should be drank fresh unless you want a roasty dry stout.
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Salt. Poured black with brown frothy head that hangs around. Choco coffee bourbon aromas. Taste is slightly bitter with some smoke. Drys my tongue out.
---Rated via Beer Buddy