brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a dense black color with a nice finger or two of dark brown foam.
S: Big time dark chocolate aroma to this with lots of intense roasted malt and coffee aromas. There’s a big oak aroma with a hint of vanilla. A touch of bourbon but plenty of charred oak.
T: Burnt and charred malt come through right at the beginning. Very heavy on the roast with lots of dark chocolate and coffee as well. Vanilla and a slightly spicy wood flavor. Sort of light on the actual bourbon, though.
M: Quite full in body with a medium, smooth carbonation.
O: A big, bold, intense beer. I was rather surprised to see this on-tap, but certainly won’t complain.
chrisv10 (12173) - DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage #1024. Black with small dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oak, wood and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little acid, oak, wood, whiskey, medium sweet, wine and vinous.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle, #444 of 470, bottled Aug 08, courtesy of Lumpy) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, oak, and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and light bourbon with a dry oak finish. Excellent!
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, #582/1104, thanks Troy. Small tan head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, whisky, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is sweet, whisky/vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, light roast. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and wood bourbon aroma. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet roasted malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks Blazer06-750 bottle-after it finished gushing, pours black with a too big tan head. Aroma is tart, roasty dark malt-ashy. Taste is sour/tart-dark fruit, wood, dark malt-ashy.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Yeti, BA
Date: November 14, 2008
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted and oak aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of hot whiskey continues to grow, long roasted bitterness
Overall: well balanced between the roast and whiskey
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmellight wood and a hint of whiskey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt and light whiskey with a smooth malty finish.
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, spice, light roast, cocoa and sweetness.Flavour is spiced, chocolaty, alcholdense, full of vanilla and wood. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a chocolatish woody and spiced roasyt bitterness. Quite nice.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, frothy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), average hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prunes, wood, licorice, and vanilla. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and acidity, heavy bitterness.