ChinoSkillzian (133) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have had maybe 15-20 times. Pours a very nice black coffee color with small head. Layered nose of sweet barrel, dark chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow cream, light Christmas spice. Deep, rich palate with flavors of mild heat, oak barrel, wet tobacco, dark chocolate, and spiced cookie. This is a beer that is sensitive to serving temperature, too cold and it shuts down. Also needs time in the glass to go from very good to great.
Gurthnar (1126) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thank you! 2013 edition. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate. Quite strong milky scent. Very dark brown colour. Taste is strong chocolate, milk. Roasted malt. Rather sweet, balanced in part by the alcohol sting. Toffee. Really smooth creamy mouthfeel, and easily drinkable. Alcohol showing, but pleasantly. Exceptional, very good. Rich and complex. Finish is long in duration, warm with woody notes.
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I think this is my favorite style. I can't give any of them less than a four.
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maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 07/16/2011. No. 002. Dark black body with a small frothy tan head. Sweet roasty and chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate and roast flavor. Full body with moderate carbonation.
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has cream, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon, smooth roast and some apple bitterness. The body is thick and smooth with a velvety feel and light carbonation. The flavor begins with smooth chocolate, vanilla, oak, anise, dark caramel, soy sauce and apples. The finish has a bit of spice (hops?) and some warming alcohol heat. Well done.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle 2012 vintage) black with little tan head. Aroma of alcohol. Flavor was whiskey, roast malt, some chocolate.
troupos40 (65) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black thin head. Very chocolaty. Aromas if cocoa, cherries vanilla, bourbon. Very smooth, light carbonation. Gets better as you drink it. Nice Beer
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark stout brown color from the bottle with aromas of roast, chocolate and bourbon. Flavors follow suit with a touch of vanilla, a great barrel and stout and quite enjoyable.
jmagnus87 (2185) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at a tasting event. From notes. Loads or coffee and chocolate with bourbon and dark fruits. Very good.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce 2012 bottle from Timfoolery, bourbon, cherry aroma, mild flavor, oaky finish.
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