JCB (3804) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lucked out that this one was on tap when I visited the brewery. Sludgy, chewy pour, with a modest beige carbonation that gets swallowed by the ink. Loads of heavy malts, booze, and vanilla in the nose, along with a slight tartness and an even more moderate dollop of spice, like two faintly perceived beacons. Sticky, dark, and sweet but quite good for a blend and excellent in small doses.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon and vanilla with backing dark grains and alcohol. Flavor is sweet with vanilla caramel and bourbon. A bit of dark grain and chocolate underlying.
Theis (11080) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Flossmoor Station - brewpub. Pitch black - small light brown head. Nice wooden, vanilla, sweetness, high malty, oiley, high vanilla, dark fruits, bourbon, licorice, light anis notes, rather sweet, thick and stickey.
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in a snifter at the pub. Jet black with minimal head that lasts. Aroma is anise, barley, and molasses. Taste is alcoholic. Licorice, bourbon, dark fruit, and toasted malt are strong. Mild hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel. Nice barrel aged beer.