KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flix. Walt is a moron.
Pours a deep black with a nose of bourbon, oak, cocoa caramel, and whiskey. Flavor is weak pipe tobacco and light/dark chocolate. Average mouthfeel. Not bad but should be better. Walt sucks.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with lasting tan foam. Dry wood, black malt, dry chocolate aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Nice chocolate milk, dry wood, dark roast, vanilla flavors--very good.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, wood, and vanilla. Flavor of bourbon, cola, roasted malt, vanilla bean, wood, cocoa, and some dark fruit with a dry finish.
Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap during the 2012 RateBeer Winter Gathering.
The beer pours a pitch black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is a mix of oak and charred malt notes, with a little bit of roasted malt also mixed in.
The flavor is a little bit different. I initially get a lot of alcohol and bourbon notes, but then the oak and burnt malt notes come in. There is also a bit of chocolate in the flavor as the beer warms, but the dominant flavors are the alcohol and burnt notes.
Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during RBWG 2012
Pours black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Roasted malts, dark roast coffee, rich coffee, vanilla and woody throughout. A very nice RIS.
decaturstevo (4413) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with frothy dark tan head and lace. Aroma is burnt coffee, chocolate, and toasted malt. Flavor mirrors aroma with a good malt bitter and some hops bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice.
Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flix. Dark pour with a thick brown head. Aroma is licorice, tons of coffee, and chocolate. Taste is bitter chocolate, alcohol, a little woody, and coffee. Great roasted chocolate finish.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First to rate! On tap for RBWG 2012! Opaque black pour with a small tan head that fades and laces a bit. Aroma of chocolate, rich, dark roast, a bit of tannic wood, and a touch of sourness, maybe from the bourbon/wood, but maybe from the dark malts. Slightly sweet entry of chocolate with a touch of sourness that fades to big, roasty, dry finish that lingers roasty and coffee-like with a bit of lingering bourbon, but really not much.