tectactoe (1724) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Completely black, inky pour with a light-tan head that settles quickly to a thin collar. Aroma is mild, milky cocoa, dry wheat that hints towards rye (must be the buckwheat), light plums, a small hint of anise, faint maple, & a finishing touch of vanilla. Nice underlying sweetness, almost milky but still a decent roast. Taste is sharp cocoa, milky & only slightly bittersweet with some dry buckwheat & rye, a hint of boozy oak, light vanilla, & just a touch of plum & fig fruitiness. Nice voluptuous body, pretty nice stuff. Dry buckwheat & rye-like aftertaste. More maple syrupy & bourbon as the beer warms up.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tequilla builds as this you sip it. Good drinkability complex and tasty. Ren’s bottle.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by solidfunk at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that quickly fades. Aroma of roast, chocolate, buckwheat, bourbon, vanilla, agave in the finish. The taste is bourbon, tequila, chocolate, roast, vanilla, mild boozy finish. Medium bodied, slightly hot. Solid beer.
Travlr (11156) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark maroon color. Nice herbal aroma with cocoa and coffee. Taste is burnt espresso and chocolate.
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this beer last year. Been waiting to crack it and the wait was well worth it. Black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, oak and tequila. The flavor is more complex. I get some nice tequila notes up front as well as some smoked malt, ash, heavily roasted malt, oak and cream. There are also some bourbon notes (mainly maple and vanilla) that really complement everything else. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice beer. Glad I got to try it.
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is Chewy brownie, dry, nutty, dark fruot..Taste is brownie, dry, dusty, some alcohol, barrel..
Ataraxia (364) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black pour with a moderate brown head. Chocolate, syrup, black coffee, bourbon, vanilla, and hints of tequila. Spicy and lively at first, sweet throughout, and pronounced dry bitterness in the back. Full-bodied but lighter in viscosity. Very long bitter finish
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is strong cocoa and chocolate. Dark brown pour with a light brown to off white head. Taste is chocolate and light roast. A very light, pleasant tartness behind the malt; very light though. A smooth alcohol warming. Not sure I can pick out the buckwheat, agave syrup or barrel character individually, but I like the beer.
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sean, shared at the Homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pours opaque black with small brown head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing. Aroma is rich, cocoa, bourbon, figs, dates, molasses. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter, lots of bourbon presence, but well integrated and not overpowering. Not really getting tequila here, but this is a nice beer. Medium plus body, creamy. Crossed the country twice to be shared 170 miles from where it was brewed :)
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates and figs with earthy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark malt, vanilla, oak and peppery alcohol, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
barn0216 (398) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown, no foam. Sweet molasses, cherry, chocolate. Roasty bitterness, some licorice, fig, alcohol not too strong. Very nice, kind of dessert, but balanced just enough with bitterness.