dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rayl101! Pours near black with an espresso head. Aroma is alcohol, cocoa, wood, dark fruit. Taste is sweet with some bourbon notes, vanilla, cherry. Sticky and a bit hot. Good, but the flavors seem muddled to me.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle at the brewery into a tulip. Deep dark brown and mysterious looking. Only a little foam that is darker beige. Bourbon and cherry on the nose. Wood, too. Bourbon leads the flavors. Cherry right behind. Barrels bring interesting complexity. A bit of sourness and plenty of warming heat. Vinous notes. Fruit is more complex than only cherries. Some chocolate mid glass. This one comes with great memories. What a cool place.
DuffMan (7798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage. Iím 100% sure I had this already, when Graham brought all those awesome HOTDs to RBAG 2013, but obviously I didnít log a rating. This is a 2012 vintage (Iím pretty sure gramityís was a 2009 bottle). Very hazy sienna hue, trace head, almost none at all. Warm bourbon and woody caramel, maybe a hint of cherries but Iím really looking here. Soft and flat, a bit boozy. Very tasty, but could use a little carbo (seems to be a common complaint around this brews!), and disappointingly muted cherry character.
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
April 18, 2015. Bottle received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, bourbon, oak and plums. Taste is sweet with caramel, vanilla, raisin, dark berries leading to a warming finish with bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and cherries. Medium to full bodied, rounded and sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: At a tasting 2015-04-18. From hackobock, thanks!
Appearance: Dark amber/brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Wood, raisin, vanilla, caramel, bourbon.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Wood, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, malt, cherries.
rxeight (1848) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, 2014. The first thing I taste is port. I donít know if that is because of they use port barrels or thatís a combination of the cherry and oak. Dark fruit but donít know if Iíd say cherry. More of a dark red wine fruit. Lots of oak. Boozy and potent yet smooth. Drank this after a bourbon county tap takeover, normally anything else would seem inferior after that lineup, but this was legit. Very enjoyable.
dresden (1132) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still deep brown with a red hue. Big fruity aroma, not cherry but dark malt fruit, oak and booze. Sweet cherries, booze, sherry, soy. Very nice and lacking carb doesnít hurt this at all
ElManana (1034) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 9050 tasting. Tasted next to Matt From The Wood. Very sweet, cherry, hot on alcohol. Prefer Adam I think.
Zakoon (223) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. 2014 bottle, thanks to douglas88. Pours very dark reddish brown with no head at all. Aroma is leather, wet wood,cherries, vanilla, syrup, coffee and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and very light bitterness. Full bodied, oily texture, absolutely no carbonation. Finish is sweet, woody, light bitter and complex.
tcon25 (228) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at Pine box Seattle, havenít seen this, so I had to get it, black pour redish hint, Bourbon aroma hint of cherry, you can taste a lot of they black cherry, slight wood, a little over powering, would love to try a 2012-2011 after a lot of mellowing out. Really enjoyed this one.
andrewje41 (1251) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared at the pine box anniversary party. This is great. Thanks T! Pours a red tinted black with a big cocoa black cherry aroma. Flavor is a little syrupy, and a tad sweet with cherry. Smooth cherry and bourbon flavor. Wonderful stuff. Loved it.