maddmatt639 (227) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and minimal lacing. Smells of chocolate and molasses. Tastes of molasses, oak and vanilla. Long aftertaste.
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Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Rated it low because it’s not the best. I have had better tonight! Smells good tastes good next!
Dfonorow (1419) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is dark brown with some slight ruby tints and a small tan head. Aroma is muted with notes of molasses, resin, and wood. Flavor is much more intense with notes of licorice, molasses, campfire, vanilla, and oak. Warming booze on the finish.
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with a brown head and lacing. The aroma and flavor have more coffee than the 14 and 15, but there's still lots of complex malt and chocolate notes too.
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Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Great wood ageing, still hoppy. Coconut, but does not detract from good drinkability.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Vicker’s Liquors in RI. Brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, chocolate, brandy and some fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with chocolate and bourbon accents before a roasty finish. Very nice, but not quite as good as the 13.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am afraid combining so many beers muddled the different flavors and aromas that might have been originally present. Dark brown beer, sweet malt with lots of sugar. There is no significant hop presence.
LoFi (1592) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, cheers!
Very dark brown with a dark beige head.
Aroma: toffee, candy, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste: toffee and fudge, knäck, nuts, chocolate, wine gums, licorice, fruity with citrus and dried tropical fruits, coffee, soft roast.
Ed5388 (2051) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Cellared for the last year. Opened on Christmas night 2013. Pours a thin dark brown/almost black color with a finger of foamy khaki head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is very complex. Up front lots of oak, bourbon, pine, roasted malt, burnt toast, and end with rich toffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, and rich roasted coffee. Mouthfeel very dry and on the thin side, but lots going on! Very good!
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. Almost black pour with a small tan collar for a head. Huge nose. Full of vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and a hint of brown bread. Sweet on the palate with dark caramel, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and a touch of coffee. Full bodied with a finish that gets dried out by the high abv. Superb.