arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle big thanks to Craig/maximum12 for cracking the bottle! 2010 bottle pour number 823, dark black with tan head, aroma has notes of rye, toffee, caramel, hints of oak, drying dark fruit, really nice and balanced. Slight hints of booze but really nice. Taste is really nice sweet caramel, toffee, and rye sweetness, very nice dark fruit with hints of coffee and roast, finishes very nice and dry, roasted, and slightly sweet.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle at Library Alehouse. Of Four Roses and Elijah Craig 12, this was my least favored. But not by much. The whiskey was a little too muted here but it was a viscous and slick brew.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a short lived fizzy tan head. Chocolate rye bread and bourbon aroma and taste with a tangy citrus finish. Bright velvety and THICK palate. Very good.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2010 Vintage: Rittenhouse Rye version)… Tower of Power Sour Hour 2011… Clear dark brown ale with no head. The nose offers woody rye spiciness intertwined with an excellent note of fudge. Full-bodied and silky with laid-back carbonation. The flavor presents cocoa bitterness alongside warming notes of port and ethanol. Finishes burnt, boozy and bitter. Bottle courtesy of dimenhetfield!
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Casey at the TOSPH. 2010 vintage. Dark brown/black pour. The nose is coco puffs. The body is a little thin, but it’s still delicious with coco, chocolate, caramel, dark roasted malt, and uber mellow booze notes....
JohnnyJ (4913) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle from someone at clusterfork tasting. Dark oily black, with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, lightly roasted coffee, oak, prune, and some dried dark fruit. A nicely done dessert sipping beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Tower of Sour Power. 2010 vintage.This one completely blew me away, maybe I was on sour overload and needed a change. This had a big nose of chocolate and slight bourbon. The nose lead me to believe that it may be a little hot but I was sorely mistaken. The flavor was very smooth, chocolate, bourbon and oak flavors really came through. Very well balanced. Probably my favorite from this series.
anders37 (19376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Vintage 2010. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and licorice aroma with hints of whiskey. Thick roasted malty chocoalte and licorice and rye whiskey flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice finish with woody hints in the aftertaste.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Daknole. Pour is deep brown/black with a tan head. Aroma shows lots of dark chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malt. Flavor shows the same with a definate rye spiciness as well as some black cherry.
Overall body is full and viscous with a great boozy finish.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
ABV: 9.5%. Clear dark black colour with a small, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, fruity - berries, raisin, prunes, wood, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet raisin - prunes, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.