Ughsmash (7260) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, 2011 #1806. Poured deep brown with a lovely, rich, deeper, swirly, yellowy-beige head.. settled down a little too quickly. The aroma picked up sweet bourbon and vanilla overtones, with well-roasted black malts and blackstrap molasses supporting.. a little aquavit and juniper accented.. very interesting and complex. The flavor found tangy bourbon and oak on the tip of the tongue, with warm, well-roasted cocoa and molasses following.. more of the bourbon and just a touch of gin character over sweet, tasty, toasty malts on the warm finish.. loved it! Medium-plus bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. buttery-smooth across the middle, with welcome acidity on the front and back.. excellent blend, and excellent beer!
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper wax, bottle #1814, vintage 2011 shared by badnewsbeers. Opaque brown-black body, thin coffee & cream head. Buttery, oaky nose with warming alcohol, with lots of cocoa and coffee bean. Hot. Oaky body, round, with cocoa and marshmallow buffering the oak, alcohol, and coffee beans. Bitter finish with lots of rum/whiskey and licorice. Rich. Very good.
arminjewell (7818) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, Darkness Day 2012. Like all others, oily thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought a change of pace. Nice dark chocolate, sweet caramelized sugars, candied dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon mixing into more of a roasty, coffee, and spicy character, almost like the best of the brandy and buffalo trace. Taste is similar, starting out ncie and sweet with vanilla, dark chocolate, caramelized sugars and dark fruits, bourbon mixing into oak, spice, and roasted coffee beans, finishing slightly sweet, dry and bitter. Excellent.
emacgee (4272) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich inky black pour with thin off white head. Rich rich nose, bourbon/vanilla and wood with lots of chocolate. Touch of chocolate, very light bitterness. Full bodied and guuuuureat.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black with a large tan head. The nose is big coconut and vanilla, toffee, chocolate and hay. The taste is very sweet with a nice bitter background. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, heavy body and a long finish.
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ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a pretty beer... pretty gorgeous in the nose, pretty on the doormat. Dark brown in color with an almost yellow head, it has an aroma of light, modestly whiskey barrel aged, fermented dark malt goodness. Sweet! It wreaks slightly of vanilla. You can really taste the wood grains in this. The flavor is flat out fantastic. Great. Seriously light in body, but with sneakingly whiskeyish undertones. It has a perfect body, silky, smooth, but hefty, soft and potent. The finish is really what wraps this whole thing up. Its bright, spritey effect at the finish is addictive. I constantly want more... and more. And more.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of sweet caramel, molasses, cherry chocolate and slight meat. Pours black with a red head. Taste is all chocolate cherry notes. Finishes with french vanilla coffee. Very amazing.
gunnfryd (11860) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, bourbon, vanilla, alcohol. Very nice beer.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Nose is chocolate, honey, nuts, toasted malts, light coffee, some hops, bourbon, caramels, vanilla. Falavor is a smooth and classic blend of roast, coffee, chocolate, sweet caramel, bitter astringent malts and hops. Full oily body. Nicr rich balanced profile. Very nice.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. copper wax.
[ #1958 - 2011 ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, alcohol - bourbon - vanilla, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, chocolate, vanilla - bourbon. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.