Ataraxia (416) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown in color, thin mocha head. Bourbon, chocolate, raisin, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. Bittersweet with a little spiciness that grows more bitter and astringent in the finish. Smooth, full-bodied, and lightly carbed.
drfabulous (4925) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce red wax bottle. 2103 vintage. Big boozy bourbon nose. Very nice blend of bourbon and vanilla. Smooth and very tasty. Almost a lighter Dark Lord, but not by much.
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at a beer festival. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is very laden with bourbon and quite a bit of oak. Taste is slightly roasty, with some bourbon coming through as well. Nice and smooth. Glad I was able to catch this.
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of vanilla, oak, caramel, some fig, honey maybe. Taste has a slight holiday spice and then nice vanilla, oak, honey notes. Hint of cocoa maybe. Nice full body.
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle shared by Puddintane. Thanks Pud! Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with vanilla character before a roasty finish.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Timfooley. Gotta the the BB beers. Full bodied beer, with hints of chocolate and SMG. Good stuff.
TimE (4155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating this from memory, but this is probably a top #3 barrel aged beer for me. Tons of body, very smooth creamy, thick body with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, Christmas cake, and lots of bourbon. Sweet, but never cloying. Perfectly rounded. Superb.
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2015 on tap. dark brown some tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, coffee liquor. tastes of coffee, berries, butterscotch. Creamy dry palate. Awesome and intense.
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with lots of vanilla and bourbon. Very tasty.
hopdog (10002) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and caramel.