fcjack1 (180) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Red Hot. Thick and black. Tan head. Scent is black licorice. Taste is somewhat boozy. Finish is a little sour, some cherry. Tasty.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours black with a thick khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Pretty big cherries on the nose. The cherries do tend to overpower the rest of the flavor elements on the tongue especially the almond and the malt. It hides the alcohol real well which makes this one kind of dangerous.
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ thirsty monk - pours pitch with a tan head, some lacing lingering on the glass. I let this one warm up a bit, so the tart cherries really pop, followed by the dark chocolate, coffee, and almonds from the biscotti side of things. Fantastic!
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decadent like Imperial Bisc. Break but with an added complexity, oth fruity sweet and tart, from the cherries. Abounds in vanilla, chocolate, and almond as well. 4.3-4.4. World class.
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom. Pitch black color. Aroma is bourbon-soaked cherries, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is cocoa nibs, bourbon, cherry, lactose, and roasted, slightly smokey malts. Smooth mouthfeel and finish that disguises the alcohol really well.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample during RBSG. From notes. fruity and drink with notes of coffee, chocolate and cherry.
veronneaupy (179) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Au nez, on sent le chocolat, la cerise et les réglisses Twizzlers! En bouche, c'est sucré, un beau grain, le café et une pointe de vieillie. La finale est soyeuse, sucrée et très balancée. Du génie!
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tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ District Tap House, New York
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, coffee, berries, hints of cherries and sweet syrup. Taste is sweet, roasty and heavy with notes of licorice, berries and sweet syrup. Finish is sweet, sticky and heavy with some syrupy notes, hints of licorice, cherries and tartness. Quite heavy and complex.
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a dark brown with a thin fizzy dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of cherries, cocoa, urinal cake. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, tart cherries. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness, mild booze.
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The final drink on a long and terrible political night. Definite fruit working here with the cherry. Both in the aroma and flavors. Light roasty malt. Well balanced and smooth. A little lighter than what I was expecting but pretty on par with a good porter. Finish is a little bitter sweet, milk chocolate as well.