dnstone (2496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy aroma; some bourbon and rum character. Sticky sweet flavor, boozy with a chocolate backbone. Deep brown in color with an off-white head.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - mocha, rich toffee, vanilla, raisins and scorched sugar. Appearance - black body, scant head but with some aggitation thereís about 1" brown head, light retention. Flavor - I didnít get much of the barrel aging other than vanilla, but I picked up vanilla in the non-barrelled version of the beer too. Dark chocolate, roasted malts, slightly ashy but in a good way. Palate - full bodied, oily on the tongue. Overall - an excellent beer. I felt that the barrel aging really didnít do much for it but it didnít hurt it either.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Crooked Stave Reserve Society meeting. Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Some pears and apples along with roast, chocolate, and mild caramel in the nose. There is a bit of funkiness and twanginess in the flavor but itís kind of fun. A touch of smoke, chocolate, light coffee, and white fruits. Kind of fun.
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the barrel cellar. Pour is deep black with a frothy brown head and good lacing. Big roasty, tangy, light cocoa, some wood, somewhat oxidized, caramelly, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is tangy, dark fruits, roasty, some cocoa, brandy barrel, dates, and coconut with a semi sour finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad but really nothing special.
jbruner (3827) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a thick black on tap with fluffy brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of sour phenolic roast, acetone and nail polish remover. Taste follows, sour in the wrong way. Too much like nail polish remover, no bueno.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Oily black
Aroma: Sour, almost chemical/glue like aroma
Taste: Collision of coffee/chocolate with intense medicinal tartness
Palate: Huge mouthfeel
Overall: So much going on... extremely huge, and the flavors seem to compete with each other
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unique aroma and taste that works out to be smooth with a dark but thin pour and pleasant mouthfeel.
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Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 111. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Tart aroma with notes of chocolate and stone fruits. The taste is chocolate, tart fruits, earthy notes, vanilla. Medium bodied.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, this was interesting... Black pour. Aroma was big and sour, vinegar and dark roasted malt. Good bit of booze. Weird. Palate was super rich and viscous. Easily one of the biggest bodies of anything I tried at the fest. So, so rich. This was too much for me. Big time sour and rich. This may have been the only thing I poured out.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is a barrel aged Imperial Porter that has gone super sour in a very off way. Looks like an imperial stout, intense black with big frothy tan khaki head. Ethyl acetate galore. Nose it pretty much just model airplane glue. Flavor is a bit more bitter prunes with the chemical notes right behind. Drain pour for sure.