BeerandBlues2 (10715) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, dates and figs, nutty and toast malt with light earthy hop notes. Flavor is dark malt, bourbon, vanilla and oak, dark fruits, sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
HeadyDE (570) - Delaware, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light to medium brown color..slight head that dissipates..nose is pretty solid smells like black cherries that have been soaked in bourbon..figs also in the aroma..medium bodied with the barrel presence making itself known with also a slight nutmeg/vanilla combo rounded out with caramel..the lingering bourbon comes in on the end..not hot at all with a slightly sweet finish..smooth, refined I like the bourbon presence without such a high abv...bourbon doesn’t overpower but helps bring something different to another big bottle winner from EVO...solid..perhaps the best part of the whole experience is the bottle with the awesome darwinian monkey sucking down a bottle..the bottle is a keeper for sure
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Aroma is black tea, vanilla, and oak. Pours thin and flat hazy brown. It looks like crappy coffee. Taste is mild oak, tea, and slight chocolate malt. Very light flavor that literally disappears on the tongue. A flat mouthfeel on top makes this rather offputting.
nimbleprop (5799) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a murky black with some creamy, tan head. Nose has qutie a bit of booze, rum, bourbon, toffee, figs, fruit cake, toast, malt. Flavor follows, big malt, crackery, toast, sour mash, booze, vanilla. Full bodied, hot finish.
sonnycheeba (4202) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cola brown with fizzy beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is bready and cookie malts, boozy sweetness, floral and spicy hops, fig, and raisins. Flavor is chewy malts, dark fruit esters, alcohol spice, and some lingering sweetness; dry finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
JHeath99 (1413) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Baltimore. Pours a reddish amber with almost no head. Taste of raisins, caramel, and oak. Aroma of bourbon, oak, some vanilla, and dark fruits.
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark brown-black body, thin off-white head, minimal lacing. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, earthy oak, some floral qualities, and a touch of fruity tartness in the flavor. Medium to full bodied, smooth carbonation, not too much heat, rounded finish.
snoworsummer (3151) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours cloudy copper brown with almost no head. Tastes like sweet roasted malt, toast, nutty, bitter grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet musky grains, booze, dark fruit.
Travlr (15646) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, dates, figs. Taste has vanilla, dark fruit on a vinous background. Tasty.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run, shared at a tasting, 6/8/15. Hazy orange-brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla. The taste is dark fruit, wood, caramel, vanilla, candied fruit, honey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild heat.