Chuckaduck (659) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Batch 13. 8/8/14. Pours black with a very carbonated, fast fading chocolate colored head. Aroma is chocolate, cacao nibs, a little smokey, earthy, herbal, licorice, syrup, sweet, hints of dark fruit, some booze, vanilla, wood; very rich. Taste is similar and similarly rich; dark chocolate, cacao nibs, earthy, herbal, toffee, wood; finish is dark chocolate, roast malt. Very rich, indulgent. Lacing is thin. Full-bodied, coating. Medium-low carbonation. Big beer, huge profile. Fantastic.
dagimp (731) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch #22. Poured into a snifter. Maybe an inch of head and very little lacing. Pours dark as midnight. Sour burnt aroma. Ewwwww. Mouthfeel is good. Lighter than expected but with a little too much carb. Taste is a lot of coffee. Semi-sweet as well. Roasty and dark fruit. Bourbon is there as well but it's just another layer of flavor instead of being overbearing. Good job on that. Slight vanilla extract too. Good beer. Well balanced with little to no alcohol flavor but lots of warmth. Glad to have tried it.
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Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, coffee, taste is sweet roast malts, dry, chocolate.
vtafro (3687) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, coffee, oak and bourbon aromas. Coffee, bourbon and oak flavors, finishes very roasted with coffee tones.
Prufrockstar (1062) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Uber. July tick-a-thon continues. Gonna get to 1000 4oz at a time. And 4oz seems just about right for this one. Pours dark brown, opaque, with creamy khaki head. Aroma is cheap diner coffee with a generous squirt of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Taste is much the same. Quite sweet (at least compared to the quite dry George! that preceded it), with chocolate syrup and a bit of stale coffee in the finish. Palate: full body (but not as full as the last one), slick oily texture. Overall: damn, this is a chore even to finish 2 oz. Nothing appeals to me about this, actually -- so so sweet, with really gross stale cold diner coffee at the end. No, I’m going to take a stand -- fuck this, not worth the calories or the sick feeling in my stomach.
mikeq215 (69) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release 22. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with some bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Not much bourbon flavor but very smooth, alcohol is well hidden. Nice
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 24. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, cocoa, and whiskey barrel. Flavor is big coffee with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Abv is well hidden. Smooth sipper.
hopwine (373) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, dense head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and whiskey barrel. Flavor is milk chocolate, mild caramel/toffee, vanilla, whiskey heat, coffee.
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan foamy head. Fades quickly. Aroma is strong coffee with a faint scent aged wood and some bourbon. Taste is coffee hint of vanilla with a bourbon in the back. Palate is creamy and slick with a pleasant dry finish. Looking for more bourbon notes.
Dfonorow (1514) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at DLD 2014. Batch #14. Pour is murky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor of coffee, booze, more coffee, and more booze. Finish is roast, bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruit.