suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black pour. Small tan head. Plenty of lacing. Chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet milk chocolate. Slight roast flavor.
dfinney23 (2111) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing too unusual with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak notes but everything is nicely balanced and not too sweet.
degbert (1301) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a few garnet highlights and a shallow, fine-grained tan head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, coffee, baking chocolate, and char. A touch of sweetness up front, followed quickly by dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and a touch of salty savoriness; puts me in mind of Mexican hot chocolate, especially towards the back of the tongue with its complex creaminess. Not overly rich, and the bourbon-aging had a light hand involved. Finish is drier with the smoky whiskey notes more evident. Really well-restrained and well-balanced for the style; very enjoyable.
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black in the glass. Slight funky musty aroma. Nice cocoa flavor notes upfront followed by a delicious dark chocolate aftertaste. Overall, pretty good, i wonder if it would benefit from a slight aging period
Cavie (3984) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark black color. Tall tan head. Aroma is very chocolaty. Roasted notes, sweet milk chocolate. Sugary nose. Flavor is dark roast, bitter, chewing tobacco. Ugh I can't get past the flavor of dip. Bleh!
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Beerenberger (1561) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malts,. A velvety black pour supporting a tan ring and minimal lacing. The taste is richly roasty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. a nice offering from Guadalupe Brewing. I liked it.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour with a brown head. Thr aroma and flavor are full of chocolate and oak. Tha flavor is thin but has some cocoa notes. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, ash, oak, and roasted malt. Flavor of bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and toffee with a dry oak finish.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a growler obtained at Brewed in Fort Worth. Pours black with a small brown head that lingers as a small ring. Aroma of dark chocolate fudge, vanilla, wood, whiskey, rye, and a slight hint of raisin. Flavor begins with an impression of sweetness, but it’s not the huge epic beer you’d expect There’s some dark chocolate, more vanilla this time, sweeter characteristics of bourbon, raisins, and noticeable absence of any harsh or ashy roasting. Finishes with classic bourbon barrel qualities (wood, caramel, heat) and nice lingering chocolate and vanilla aftertaste. Not much bitterness or earthiness. Medium-heavy bodied, but not as heavy as you’d think, and the carbonation is ample. Really good stuff! It’s not perfect, but I like that it highlights dessert qualities in a beer, without becoming a sugary mess. Hope I get to have it again when the growler is gone!
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black ale with almost no head. Sweet syrupy aroma. Sweet and bitter taste with a hint of whiskey. It has an appreciable oak finish from the barrel aging.