jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, fudge brownie, almonds, vanilla and chocolate cream pie. Deep roast. Full bodied.
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big big thanks to our host with the most, 16/01/14.
Pitch black with a dirty tan head that thins then retains.
Nose is big old roasties, minerals, earthy, bitter chocolate, marsh mellow, lightly burnt toffee fudge.
Taste comprises decadent chocolate, light pepper, mellow chocolate fudgedom, gooey niceness, light bourbon trace.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, spot on.
Well tempered sweetness and lightly warming in the closure, great balance and pitch.
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Bruce for securing another of these bad boys. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Nice smooth dark malt with a little dry dark chocolate. Mild caramel. Dark malt cream. Fruity bourbon, mild spice. Light touch of dark fruits. Rich and tasty.
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark brown pour. Big, boozy nose. Bourbon, chocolate. Very rich, thick chocolate flavour, light biscuity notes, bourbon flavour. Cocoa aftertaste. Stunning beer.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the ever-generous Bruce. It pours near black with a small, dense tan head. The nose is pretty sweet...rich roasted, treacle, aniseed, vanilla, coconut, wood and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, toast, mild acidity, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, chewy malt, treacle, booze, candy and dark fruits with a dry, sweetish finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, pretty sweet and intense. I can see why the others love it so, but just a bit much for myself.
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bruce’s pad cheers to the man himself for this spectacular gem of a beer. Pours black with a rich and sticky tan head leaving plenty of legs. Nose absolutely jumps out at you to smack you around a little and everyone likes getting a little dirty every now and then - me more often than not. Very sweet vanilla, so silky smooth and appealing, nice balanced bourbon spice, chocolate mud cake almost fudge like it’s that chewy to the nose. Coconut is there but generally hidden behind red berries and sticky dates. Sweet and juicy dark fruits at the fore which work a treat. Taste moulds together all these wonderful notes flawlessly. Ashy smoke plays around the salted caramel and dark chocolate. Coconut comes around but never overpowers like in some Bourbon BA stouts. Loads of dark fruits and fudge like stickiness. Quite sweet and decadent but the barrels balance it out effortlessly. A nice kick of enjoyable and pleasing heat. Absolutely sensational
Leighton (11023) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks Bruce for this gem. The nose has sharp chocolate, some cherries, burnt marshmallows. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich, creamy chocolate, chocolate cake, s’mores, vanilla. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, lots of chocolate creme, decadent chocolate cake, soft vanilla. Wonderfully rich and complex while still exceptionally drinkable.
smitty4657 (10) - - JAN 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great pour - little thick with a light brown foam. Nose is even better - chocolate, a bit of bourbon, mocha. Taste is fantastic. Rich and thick, the alcohol is masked well and the chocolate, vanilla, cookie dough flavors are delicious. One of the best beers I had in 2013.
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black, thick, mahogany mocha head, looks like a good one. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, vanilla - similar smell to a mocha at starbucks. Taste follows suite - dark chocolate mocha, dark fruit, vanilla, hint of oak and bourbon, booze hidden well. Nice chewy body. Reminds of KBS which is definitely a good thing.
ROBC3366 (644) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with a small khaki colored head and some
Lacing. Smell is of sweet chocolate, licorice, and vanilla. Taste is fudge, anise, some dark chocolate and bourbon.
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