MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle purchased at Chucks in Chagrin Falls last year (I don’t know who traded with them to get this, but I scored 3 other HotD’s and an Abyss that day). 2009 vintage. Thick black yeast deposit left in the bottle, no head at all, deep brown-red hue making it seem black. All great signs. Aroma is almost perfect. Deep roasted malt, honey, chocolate, toasted oat, vanilla and notes of heaven all in the nose. I cannot imagine the flavor getting better with age, since it has the perfect complexity and flavor after a year and a half... but I do doubt it could get worse. Flavor is like a rich deep cherry and molasses flavor. Strong notes of vanilla and wood come through with a honey-like smoothness as well as the subdued malty sweetness. God this one is amazing.
gramity (1439) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opens with just a slight hiss and pours flat. Cherries add A slight berry note and complements the sweet vanilla bourbon notes but they are barely there, covered by malts and warming bourbon. Bit of a letdown, maybe some bubbles would have improved my experience. Viscous sipper.
markextrae (1280) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle recieved in a trade, shared with a friend. poured a murky brown dark red colour with 0 carbonation and no head. instant hit of deep dark cherries while pouring, caramel, booze, bourbon, ash, red wine, almost like a bordeaux, figs, plums, some smoke, toffee, lot’s of molasses, a lot is going on in this beer, really complex! vinous notes at the end, first class beer! a real sipper!
demmbonz (588) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz 2014 bottle to teku. Dark, flat, and syrupy. Very wine like. Sweet with complex dark fruits and tart cherries. Aroma is all booze. Maybe a little fruit.
kbudd19 (705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle vintage 2009. Oily Black pour with no head to speak of. Aroma is vanilla, light smoke, ash, brown sugar, and tart fruit, crazy good aroma. Taste is light tartness, vanilla, ash, butterscotch, light tartness on the aftertaste, oily mouthfeel no carbonation. Pretty darn tasty not much cherry flavour left but this is a pretty old bottle, not really any carbonation but still delicious.
ericdevin (884) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. 2012 vintage. Pours a very dark reddish brown, little bit of tan head. Nose stellar, lots of cherries, dried fruit, booze. Grapes, funk, tannins. Body full and rich, more cherries, with some lingering notes, much more bite than one might expect from 10%. Fucking stellar.
Danyel (1071) - Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is very dark fruit, figs, chocolate, very sweet. Taste really smooth, sweet, a little fruit, flat, full bodied. Overall, very good.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at HotD, thanks to a new friend at the bar. Pours a dark brown color with no head on there. Nose has some dark fruit elements to it and seems slightly sour, with a lot of the characteristics of barley wines. Taste is slightly sweet with a bit of a sour finish, and is super smooth. As someone who detests cherry, I was very pleasantly surprised at this, and found it not to be particularly cherry.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Med en nyans av koppar i denna svartbuna bärs.Bourbonton är det första man tänker på. Anmärkningsvärt flat. Härlig bourbon. Känner inget av körsbären. Väldigt välbalanserad och trevlig.
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12 oz. 
Pours very dark brown with no head. Aroma is of bread, malt, alcohol, grapes, umami stuff. Taste is of malt, alcohol, fruits, sugar, umami. Quite complex. Palate: Full bodied. No carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall: Quite good. Complex.
mathieuc (1490) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to tom10101, many many thanks Tom! Pours a dark reddish brown with no head and thus no lacing. Nose is of bourbon, coconut and caramel. Really rich. Taste is of chocolate, cherry, caramel and bourbon. Body is really just perfect here, full, rich, liquorous, dense... the list goes on. It is never hot, in fact I felt almost no alcohol whatsoever. Yum!