crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 Rittenhouse rye. VEry much similar to the other ones. A bit of a spice note but nothing over the top in variance.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 vintage, 22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some spitty, beige head. Nose is boozy, pine, a little nail polish. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, light booze. Full, sticky finish.
Silphium (2976) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green wax, bottle #1862, shared by badnewsbeers. Deep opaque brown/black body, thin tan head. Nose of coconut, vanilla, and big oak, also roast and molasses. Inky. Oaky body with lots of roast, chocolate, and coffee bean, soft and spicy, robust and rich but not syrupy or cloying. Potent and rich. Very nice.
nyindiansfan (443) - rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black hardly any head. Smells tastes of ash wood earth/dirt. Booze coffee dark chocolate. Rye Pretty thin not much carb. To me I see it more as a porter. Good but maybe just too roasty right now but itís frsh no age on it. Least fav of bunch.
Dodgrblu (328) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Third round of the Barrel Flight at Pangea, admittedly Iím worried about my palate at this point. Not as sweet as the Elijah and Fitz.
radagast83 (3128) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - not sure who provided this one at the tasting. Poured a dark black color with a wispy off-white ehad. Aroma was some barrel notes, vanilla, chocolate with some coffee. Smooth chocolate notes, vanilla, touch of coffee was pretty enjoyable.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, pretty much flat. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Taste is rich and syrupy boozy dark milk chocolate.
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I shared a bottle of this with my wife at our campsite in Vermont. Lovely.
The beer is a deep, dark brown with a half inch of dark beige head that leaves a thick sheet of lacing on the walls of the glass. The aroma brings oak, booze, roast, malt. The flavor is perhaps a tad more bready than usual, with a hint of bitterness in the back. Must be the rye malt. Tasty. Additional notes of chocolate and vanilla. Really, quite a flavorful beer, and deceptively easy to drink. Fairly light in the mouthfeel for the style. Well balanced, with lingering notes of oak and bourbon. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-24-2012
johnnnniee (1563) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 2011 bottling courtesy of Secret Santa Alex, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid black with a huge tan head that slowly dissipates, but never leaves and sticks much lace to the sides of the glass. The aroma coming out of my glass is almost heavenly. Roasty chocolate caramel and coffee wrapped in a subtle but evident barrel treatment of vanilla, coconut, white frosting, and rye whiskey. The flavor starts off sweet and malty with lots of roast, brown sugar, and chocolate. The barrel notes rush in with vanilla, whiskey, light wood to remind us that this is no ordinary stout. Lingering roasty whiskey last long after every sip. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy creamy mouthfeel. This is a really good stout, I canít believe I havenít tried this before. Now to get me some more.
Borresteijn (3681) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl Bottle at Sloshfest, 6 of the 2011 bottlings side-by-side. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma is less rounded than the others Iíve had, more ashy, wood, whisky, hard roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, whisky, hard roasted malts, bitter coffee, molasses, a little ash, chocolate, bitter roasted finish. Fullbodied.