MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown opaque pour w/ a thick small bubbled tan head with thick lacing. Sweet brown sugars, oak, chocolate, hints of vanilla. Full well coated palate, thick rich and creamy. Flavor is devine! Rich milk chocolates are the lead taste, a tiny hint of tart cherry, a good amount of vanilla, a dry oaky finish, warm swallow but a very well hidden alcohol and a surprising 13%. Aftertaste is almost a syruppy sweet quality. I wish I had more of this as I think it would pair well with a big cheese or something like that. Loved it!
EtTuCthulhu (1055) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color of this beer is a deep, clear garnett that is almost too dark to see through, and thereís a small light tan head that fades quickly. The aroma blends raisins, bourbon, oak, cherries, booze, and caramel malts, and the taste is mildly sour, mildly sweet, slightly umami, and a touch bitter due to the dark fruit, boozy, and toffee flavors. The aftertaste is boozy and astringent, and the palate fuses an oily texture, nearly flat carbonation despite the bite created on the tongue, and a medium-full body.
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby brown with aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and hint of booze. Dark fruit including cherry and fig flavor with vanilla, chocolate, and a touch of bourbon. Wonderful beer.
Kevin (2085) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed ruby brown with a big whitish head that goes away fast
One of the worst smelling beers Iíve encountered in a while. Smells of nail polish remover old meat and farts. Strangely tastes not too fucking shabby. Vanilla and a savory wood note accent the Chocolate covered cherry note well. Just canít get past that smell.
kappldav123 (5016) - GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Brownish-red in the glass. Alcoholic-malty aroma. Starts intense alcoholic-malty, sharp, burning. Fruity warming finish. A bit too alcoholic, but still okay.
MadIndian (2391) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at High Street. Nice full aromas and tastes of Earth, woog, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and coconut. The blend was perfect and really poped once it warmed.
UDBeernut (1730) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle split with my wife during some of the last rounds of fridge clearing. Pours red ruby with a dark tint. Ample cream hued foam head. nose of bourbon, vanilla, and booze. taste follows this theme with additional dark fruits, toffee, caramel. Body is big, booze burns the throat, warming. I enjoyed this and made by back feel better since it numbed it.
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Aroma: Coconut, chocolate, vanilla, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is full, the finish is long lasting with warming alcohol and taste of coconut and vanilla. A really nice one!
oOJUXEOo (290) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at Beer Camp. Dark copper in color, beautiful aroma of wood, malt, and chocolate. Taste is warming, and slightly boozy, but not over the top. Has medium mouthfeel with tastes of oak, roasted malt, chocolate, and even some cherry. Nice beer, and glad I had a chance to try. The guys at Firestone only had a few bottles to share at Beer Camp.
Beerathon (1184) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Smells of bourbon, warming alcohol finish, dark fruit flavors, some oak notes, chocolate, slightly bitter. A lot going on here.
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by some nice folks. Pours a cola brown with tan head. Aroma is nice, some vanilla, oak, coffee, with some caramel. Taste was delicious, flavors of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and booze all intermingling together nicely.