Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Fruit and bourbon flavors with a great balance. Another masterpiece from goose island
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ryecatcher (1163) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
600th rating, whoo hoo! Been sitting on this one since Black Friday and I couldn’t wait any longer. Okay, so... Bomber, pours a stouty stout color, not much of a head (looked like an espresso for about a minute before dissipated). Nose is big berries, barrel, chocolate, alcohol booziness (a little too much so, which is why I took off points), smells a lot like a raspberry chocolate candy from one of those fancy chocolatiers you’d buy your girl a box of truffles on Valentines Day. Mouth is a homerun: thick and oily, barrel aged goodness up front, mingling with berries (nice fruity raspberries, and some dark varietals as well), pleasant sweetness, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, the rye lending character rather than overpowering, hints of tartness and bitterness accenting it all. Outstanding brew. I thought last years Cherry was unbeatable, but this one proved otherwise. Too bad the US Women’s hockey team couldn’t get it done today, otherwise this would’ve been the Gold Medal toast. Silver is still commendable though, ladies. Sláinte!
kraddel (5200) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thnx to Bobochamp
Pours very black, no foam at all .
Smell is sweet, red fruits, and awsome .
Good carbo .
Very nice berrytaste, with an oaky background ,
Very very fruity, yet still heavy and mature beer .
Its the perfect blend between black beer ( imperial stout ) and sweet, red fruits . AWSOME beer !
Nice and thick mouthfeel
Good , low carbonation .
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle gift from SJ. This was amazing. Nice roast, berry, brandy, oak, caramel, vanilla and Earth notes, all blended to near perfection. The finish was warm and sweet.
Lukaduke (2853) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a big rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is jammy chocolate with nice berry notes, deep roasted chocolate and well integrated bourbon. The palate follows with big chocolate flavors that mingle nicely with the berry jammy jam notes and a lot of bourbon character. A touch thinner than years past but the balance of flavors are there and its very enjoyable.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (thanks to goodbyeohio for this one)... Poured jet black with a thin forming, tan head. Aroma of bourbon soaked wood, dense malted grains, slight roast, and hint of berry ripeness. This was great! Wonderful berry flavor, cocktail-like whiskey characters. Some sweetness with warming alcohol and a nice dark chocolate and cookie-dough flavor to round it out. Quite dense and sweet making it a luscious sipper.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with no head. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, chocolate, rich toffee. Flavors mimic the aroma with multiplied intensity, tart raspberry, bittersweet chocolate, residual sweetness washes over with whiskey undertones.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with mulberries, boysenberries and marionberries, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/fruity and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium roasted malts, loganberry flavored sugar drink, and hints of chocolate. Lighter bourbon notes as well. This comes pretty close to being to sweet, and has some light boozy notes as well, but as a whole, it works for what it is.
tgncc (3048) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, spicy, berries, fruity. Thick oily black appearance, thin tan head. The flavor is nice, berries, chocolate, vanilla, oak, light whiskey, light spiciness. Very nice. The finish is spicy, whiskey. Thick in body, oily mouthfeel. Very, very nice. Bit of a slow start with the aroma and appearance, but a strong finish.