Fritz123 (1414) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Tom’s house. Poured a black oil into a small snifter with a light tan head. Aroma is big chocolate, hint of vanilla, bourbon oak barrel, booze, and some light roast. Taste is very big chocolate up front, moving to some spices like anise, and then some vanilla and oak barrel. FInishes fairly booze hot. Big body, chewy. Moderate carb. I thought it was good but a little boozy for 10%.
koleminer20 (1254) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. 2013 vintage, or at least that's what the bottle has written on it. The pour is a dark oily black with a dark khaki collar of head and no lace. The aroma is pretty heavy on the chocolate. There is a bit of licorice and some pretty good roast, but the barrel induces a lot of booze and a hint of vanilla. The whiskey is pretty heavy on this one. The flavor is pretty laid back from what I was expecting. There is a good amount of chocolate and malts. The barrel is much more reserved. There is a light wood and a decent vanilla with a heavily subdued booze character. Light char brings up the back. The mouth feel is thin and light with a light carbonation and it's just slick. The aftertaste is quick fading and mostly milk chocolate, with a little roast. I wanted it to be so much more
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solidfunk (5665) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of chocolate in here, milk chocolate. Pours black with good head and lacing. A little on the syrupy side. Pretty sweet. Tap at Snallygaster.
Iphonephan (4765) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate and oak. Bitter roast finish.
GenDV138 (3730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Snallygaster shared by a friend, thanks Mike! Black with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, coconut, light oak. Full body with a dry finish.
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was pretty understated. It had a decent flavor but it was not overpowering.
umich03jm (2900) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Couch! Aroma is strong chocolate, oak and vanilla. Tastes smooth and slightly boozy. Moderate bourbon with chocolate and caramel. Thin to medium body. Solid. Wish there was more body though.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Whiskey, roasted, chocolate and dark malt aromas. Bourbon, sweet chocolate and toffee and dark malt flavors.
RasmusOtt (1727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Mofobrother. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of nice sweet chocolate, vanilla, sweeter bourbon, dark sweet fruits and molasses. Straight forward smooth and slick smelling BBIS! The taste is sweet and smooth with notes of chocolate, vanilla, fudge, dark sweet fruits, sweet bourbon and with a silky body. Nice and gentle balance in this.
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mike shared with Max. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, oak, light booze, sweet sugar and light lactose. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet belgian chocolate up front, followed by lots of sugar (but not too too much), light oak, some faint woody character and sweet vanilla. Medium to light-bodied considering the abv and flavor profile. Nice stuff, thanks Mike.