anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and roasted malt.
Theis (11080) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s Pub, Kyoto. Pitch black - brown head. Lots of coffee. Bisquit. Burned bisquit. Sweetness. Coffee with sugar. Acid notes from the burned malty. Ok - taste is not as good as aroma.
cgarvieuk (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at Jans ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big coffee ... heavy roast nose ... dark malts ... deep heavy roast ....massive coffee ... juicy roast ... big heavy roast ... light burbon... nice
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 10, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: rich coffee and dark chocolate aroma, hint of sweet bourbon
Flavor: rich chocolate and coffee flavor, bourbon sweetness, caramel and vanilla, long bitter black chocolate finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, Release #9, 11.3% ABV. Smallish brown head atop viscous cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some chocolate syrup. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some cocoa. Bourbon really only comes out in the finish (a positive attribute here). Alcohol noticeable but not overpowering. Sticky medium-full body.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle-pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee grounds, dark malt. Taste is coffee grounds, dark malt bite.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Brewforia - Release #3. Pours very dark brown with a 1 finger creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee and bourbon/vanilla. Full bodied and more. Flavor is incredible chocolate, with almost espresso, and tag along bourbon/vanilla sweetness. On one level it’s chewing cocoa; on another it’s licking espresso leavings. This is incredibly amazing stuff.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at CBW 2011. Poured black color with a average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate malt and coffee flavor with a medium to heavy dark coffee and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, fizzy, beige head. The bouquet is a swirl of dark chocolate, black tea, coffee beans, vanilla and hint of coconut. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The flavor is exceptionally chocolaty with burnt, boozy and bitter components as well. Finishes carbonic, bitter, bourbony and red hot. A good effort that could use a lot more time in the cellar. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!