bigtaster (874) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into snifter. About six months in the cellar. Black light brown head, medium sized head. Coffee, lotís of roasted barley, anise, dark chocolate. Full body, mildly sweet , dry finish. Intense flavors with big oily mouthfeel. Big dark chocolate finish. Good beer.
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle thanks to my wonderful wife for picking this up in Vegas. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is great heavy roast malts chocolate lots of barrel coffee brown sugar molasses. Taste is great roast malt brown sugar molasses vanilla. This is nice.
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, coffee, very good. Appearance is luscious, black with a tan head, poured like motor oil. Taste is deep roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, coffee, so very nice. Mouthfeel is incredibly thick, soft carbonation, intense roasted aftertaste. Overall, this is a very impressive offering from a very impressive brewer.
ctipping (710) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours inky black with a nice deep mocha head. Molasses, fudge, booze, dark chocolate. Pushing into soy sauce range. Taste is equally boozy. Heavy fudge and dark chocolate sweetness. Molasses and dark fruits in the finish. Roasty bitterness. Heavy with low carbonation. Boozy, but not overly so. At first I didnít think Iíd be able to finish my glass, but the sweetness never becomes cloying. Excellent.
koleminer20 (1495) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travisí house. Poured from a 22 oz bottle. The pour is beautiful. There is a thick, viscous, and oily black liquid with a dense dark tan bit of head and no lace. The aroma is, well, not what Iím looking for. I didnít know this baby was going to be this smoky. Itís not my thing. There is a little roast, some nice chocolate, maybe a hint of coffee, but then itís dominated by the smoke. There is a little alcohol burn and a sweet molasses on the back end. The flavor is a little better, but still dominated by the smoke. There is a little more of a dark fruit presence to go with the chocolate, coffee hints, and general booziness. The mouth feel is light for what the pour looks like. There is a decent viscosity, but the carbonation really makes this what it is. The aftertaste is lingeringly roasty and chocolatey with a heavy dose of campfire. I wanted more.
Bebum (608) - - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full body, strong but not very distinctive flavor.
Good sour/bitter/sweet balance.
Pleasant but not remarkable as the hype would lead you to believe.
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SG111 (810) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours pitch black, tan head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Intense. Flavor is boozy, intense chocolate, roasted malt. I like it a lot. Exceptional.
NachlamSie (3107) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle that I won in a friendly sports bet. Hell yea. This beer is extremely dark with a near brown head. Aroma is very malty, obviously, with hints of almonds, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits and dark rum. The palate is huge and the alcohol is well masked. Rich, malty flavors dominate with supporting notes of dark fruit and brown sugar. This isnít super sweet and itís not super roasty either, just a good balance of the two huge flavors. Most crucial of all, this tastes rare.
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dense dark brown with a smaller mocha head that settles quickly, leaving some fine spots of lace. Nose involves rich fudge, quite prominent alcohol vapors, nuttiness, toasted notes, and some marshmallow. Quite sweet, decently bitter. Not too heavy considering its size, pretty oily, with a drying toasty and warming finish. A nice brew, dangerously drinkable considering everything.
arnold931 (1108) - Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bricks. Pours black with thin dark brown head. Nose is some bourbon and chocolate. Taste is fudge, bourbon, dark fruit and coffee. Great.