Lemke10 (867) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a black color with a slight, brown head. The aroma is sweet with malts and rye. The taste is bold and sweet with berries and rye flavors. This brew is very complex and robust with erupting berry flavors that finishes with a malty after taste.
beastiefan2k (2771) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Snifter pour at Three Aces. Comes to me black with a thin layer of brown head. As the description states the strong alcohol of the beer represents itself as some cool berries with lots of tart and unsweet berry. Flavor similar. The beer has the traditional very strong BCS character without the pitfalls of the style. And in this case a particularly interesting character. Just a delicious sipper.
vtafro (4490) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Berry aromas with chocolate and other sweetness. Flavor follows, very smooth mouthfeel.
demmbonz (644) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bomber to snifter. Dark and thick. Sweet berry aroma. Sweet and delicious. Super strong berry flavor.
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is raspberry jam, I can almost smell the seeds. Flavor is raspberry bourbon, really excellent.
Bacterial (2069) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Greg @ Armin’s - thanks!!! Really like this. Dark BCS pour with very little head. Fruity, less sweet and fruity than cherry or bramble, slightly tart. Big bourbon and a sweet finish.
DalzAle (2003) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour, no carbonation and an aroma of boysenberries and chocolate. Flavor is strong boysenberries, raspberry jam, and then cocoa and your well rounded BCS on the aftertaste. Pretty damn tasty.
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of raspberry, dark berry, hints of chocolate, roast, coffee, slight molasses, vanilla, hints of earth. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, coffee, roast, nice dark berry, raspberry, hints of earth, grain, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry, fruity.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is jet black with a light caramel colored head. Nose has rich fudge with notes of charred wood and bourbon. Light tobacco note behind with a hint of the fruity sweet berries as it warms. The taste has a ton of sweetness. The rich malt is an afterthought in the flavor and the nice bourbon and wood notes in BCS struggle to even make an appearance. The sweet fruity berries are incredibly strong, overly sweet, albeit bright. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a hint chewy. The sweetness lingers.
rbrazell (1699) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somehow my rating didn’t show up form when I rated this when it came out. Anyway from my knowledge.....Black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, deep bittersweet chocolate, mild tart dark berries with hints of oak and bourbon. Flavor is thick and similar throughout with tart dark berries in the end. Very solid.