suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Thick brown head. Painted on lacing. Chocolate, fig, bourbon, coffee nose. Taste is plum, figs, turbinado, coffee. Finishes slightly warm, but very delicious.
toxichop (432) - South Gate, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
P: Completely black with a two finger brown head. S: Tobacco, bourbon, wood, leather and hint of alcohol. T: Very dark fruit forward, bourbon, tobacco, a touch of molasses, and black licorice. M: Softly carbonated, its full body but doesnt feel to heavy/thick. O: A little different but my bottle tasted great, balance without hiding the bourbon.
furthur (357) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, ultra black beer, big, sticky oatmeal colored head, awesome lace. Aroma is balsamic vineagar, raisin, cherries, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, cookie dough, dried plums, roasted barley, brown sugar. Taste is molasses, vanilla, brown sugar, cherrie pie filling, salt, coffee, bourbon. This is a bit sweet, but the salty, coffee finish is almost dry. Palate is thick and smooth, carbonation subdued. If this were a bit drier...it could almost be a 5.
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a monster. Black thick pour from 22oz bottle at Lakehouse. Huge Carmel and sweet aroma. Super rich taste. Massive Carmel cocoa and milky taste. Very complex. It's good. A lot going on here almost confusing
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Blue Monk, Medium bodied black pour, dark tan head. lotsa of roast, dark chocolate, medium bourbon/vanilla,burbt coffee. a little thin but good
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 vintage (bottled 3 months ago). Rating #1900. Aroma consists of dark fruit, raisins, oak, caramel, coconut, chocolate, vanilla. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head that falls after a couple minutes. Taste is licorice, alcohol (not too harsh, but noticeably warming), coffee, roasty and savory along with all aroma descriptors. Really nice.
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC15! Nice pitch black beer with a brown head. Aroma has cocoa, roasty malts, plums coffee. Pretty fruity coffee. Slight bourbon. Taste is sweet and fruity, but not very intense. Great balance though. Would probably do better outside this festival! Full body, average carbonation.
arkurzynski (1716) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown pour. Nose of fudgey brownie, caramel sauce, light roast malt and coconut/soft bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, mild dark fruit, and light bourbon/toasted coconut/oak. Very smooth with some alcohol. Smelled somewhat better than flavor, but solid.
drfabulous (4622) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured at All Tech Fest at Green Flash booth. I’ll have to rerate this at some point because this bottle threw off big vinegar notes with the chocolate. Must have been a bad bottle.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2015 Batch 01 version of a 750ml bottle brewed on February 16 2015. Consumed on May 16 2015. Pours a dark cola color with some carbonation bubbles, a slight frothy tan head and spots of lacing. The nose starts off with bourbon and vanilla and then the wood comes through too. Taste is of vanilla, oak, burnt molasses and bourbon. Smooth, slick mouthfeel with a slight burn on the back end from the 10.1% abv of this medium to full bodied brew. Cellar 3 Silva Stout was an awesome Barrel Aged Imperial Stout that I’m glad to have tried. Apparently, this beer seems to be hit or miss but thankfully my bottle was a hit.