DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark lustrous near-black in the dim light of the pub, dense brown head that sits still on its throne. The nose is sweet and dark, and portends a richness that raises my hopes high. Toasted coconut floods the palate, vanilla, chocolate, roasted marshmallow, dark fruits, especially dark cherries and fig paste, reach the senses later, after my mouth is finished marvelling at the wonderful sweetness. Subtle spiciness. Luscious. Silky and velvety. It ranks as one of the most complex and deliciously interesting beers I’ve had. A new top-ten for me. I love finding a beer like this.
Benzai (5740) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ WWT III. Huge thanks to MrHangover!! Bonus points for the music! Very dark brown to black colored beer with a small light brown head. Aroma of malts, clearly barrel aged, some alcohol, wood. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, wood, alcohol, some bitter. Full body, perfect carbonation. Very very nice beer indeed.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22, capped and foiled. Pours jet black with a sluggish and dense but thin dark tan head. Big coffee nose hits you in the face, a little alcohol fuminess on the nose as well, lots of chocolate, campfire, and a bit of black pepper on the nose as well. Thick sticky body. Little carb. Alcohol presence is not intrusive on the mid palate despite it being pretty noticeable on the nose. Coffee, chocolate, black pepper, roast, campfire, and a background note of dense caramel on the mid palate. Great beer.
crossovert (5629) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only got a 6 oz pour which really ahd to be like 4 the bar was just stiffing us. Didn’t get ot revel in its complexity but it defintely struck me as being similiar ot the 15.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Nearly black, moderate to large frothy tannish head, nice lacing. Bourbon, oak, graham cracker, and soft vanilla on the nose. Smells like a tasty campfire treat, with liquor! Smooth bourbon, oak,
vanilla, graham cracker, and campfire on the tongue. This is reall silly, too easy to drink. Warming on the tongue, but not alcoholic. Fairly full bodied. Finishes with lots of bourbon, vanilla,
oak, and graham cracker. This one is a treat. Warming, very flavorful in its barrel aging, and just a good example of what can be done. More please!
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a satisfying dark molasses flavor with a carbonated oak finish and a warming alcohol trail. Very complex and tasty.
Meilby (5523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, caramel, oak and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at city beer. Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Chocolate, light cherry, caramel, bourbon, oak and alcohol aroma. Tastes of chocolate, plum, fig, red wine up front transitioning to roasted grain and cocoa nib with a light bitternes and finishing with pear, brandy, and subtle bourbon with caramel and oak notes and a lingering candy taste and alcoholic warmth on the far back end. Nice complexity.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark like a midnight sky without starts, covered with a firm fluffy blanket of light tan foam. The aroma is an amazing invitation, rife with muscular whiskey and raisin. This drinks with a wonderfully warming alcohol burn, running over with an amazingly lurid blend of amazing flavors -- a bit of molasses, honey, cocoa, oak ... This is a masterpiece. (#4989, 4/16/2013)
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) very deep, very rich ruby/espresso color, ring of tan bubbles. Nose of rich caramel, cream, bourbon, light vanilla, complex as hell. Taste, for a very young 13% barrel aged beer, is exceptionally smooth. Taste has notes of caramel, light pine hops, vanilla, lightly roasty, creamy, brown sugar, tons of things going on in this one, chocolaty as well. Medium bodied, complex linger also.