yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aromam is roasted dark malty and slight breadish. Sweet, dark malty and solid acidic dark roasted malty. Bitter and dry roasted malty into the finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(1L swing-top bottle, 2009 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a tall aggressive brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, molasses, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, and bourbon with a dry wood finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: January 10, 2009
Source: Tasting, HMoG
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma, touch of vanilla
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, just a touch of dark caramel sweetness, bitterness has a hint of oak
Overall: too dry and bitter for me
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Jimmacks pre BeerWars Gathering-33.8oz bottle–pours a brown head and black color. Aroma is chocolate/molasses, dark malt, ashy. Taste is chocolate/molasses, dark malt, ashy. lots pf earthy hops. Thanks to rciesla.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter flip top bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of wood, vanilla, earthy, and some coffee. Tastes of wood, roast, lighter chocolate, dark fruits, earthy, and vanilla. I was getting the woody and vanilla, but the bourbon was almost non-existent. Lightly thin body but nice and smooth. Light lacing left on the glass.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by notalush. Pitch black beer with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is quite rich and deep. Big cocoa and chocolate with a touch of roastiness. The flavour is lightly salty with a little bit of lean pale malts in the back. The flavour is less substantial than the aroma would have suggested. A touch of woodiness with a lingering toasty dryness.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bomber from Capone’s. 2012 edition, however when you call something reserve it should reflect more quality. Black with foamy head. cocoa and infused coffee, some sour notes.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 gusher thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, deep brown head over a near black body. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, bitter chocolate, coffee and oak. Taste is dry with some bitter cocoa, bitterness, and a touch of sourness. Chalky. Lively carbonation.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool 33.8 ounce fliptop bottle. Pours oily turbid jet black with 1-finger dark brown head. Nose is molasses, black patent malt, black licorice, hops. Intense nose. Tastes of black patent malt, citrus, hops, on the dry and London porter side of things, with roasty malt, cacao, molasses. The palate is medium in heft, and not as big and bold as the color and smell wopuld indicate here. Overall, good but not great.
Drake (7123) - 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.