jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@RBWG-22oz-thanks to savvyĖpours a light brown ring for a head and black color. Aroma is roasty medium/dark malt, medium fruit. Taste is roasty/chocolate-medium/dark malt, medium fruit, some earthy hops.
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackish chocolate brown complete with a thick brown skiff. Aroma is good, I mean real good, I mean yum yum. Sweet plum, subtle coffee, ginger, cinnamon, crap Iíve been smelling that in almost every beer I drink lately!!! Why!!! Why do I have cinnamon on the brain? Aroma rounds out with some mild alcohol. The barrel aging is in the brew but not at the front of the flavor, strange flavor of cherry Vickís not sure how Iím tasting that one. Nice strong thick malty roast chocolate yumness. Corn flakes not in a bad way. Now more whisky is showing up. Kind of grapefruit citrus but no really maybe pine but not pine. So much thick flavor. My head is starting to spin a little. Oaky coffee with sweet plum on the last sip. Good beer, by far the best Iíve had from Half Pints.
Terminus (3446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-thanks to Savvy for sharing this at the RBWG-pours deep brown with a small fizzy kacki head. great legs on this one! strong chocolate, peppers, dry rye, slightly roasty and lite char. very nice nose! smooth chocolate dominates the flavors, a hint of alcohol and a long roasty finish. somewhat ashy as it warmed but still very good. i like stouts like these! very nice brew from Americaís hat!!!
Sammy (10329) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A must try stout, with the unusual contribution of sugar from an Indian palm tree and the whiskey barreling. Absolutely black colour, roasted aromas. The sugar takes some edge from the bitterness of the citrus hops (Centennial, also Williamete). Very interesting and unique, a sipper than grows on me as I drink it deep into the meal. Sweetish aftertaste. Average mouthfeel.A creation up there with the gret stouts coming out of Denmark. Thanks Ted and ultimately Rudge.
mnurda (1222) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another big winner from Dave and the folks at half pints. Way to go. Loved this one
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@RBWG--thanks. Black color/ tan head. Deep roast, caramel, coffee aromas. Medium bodied. Chocolate, deep roast malt, dry wood flavors--lingering bitter coffee finish--
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours thick and near-black, with a dense creamy light brown crown. Aroma is fantastic: sweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, licorice, wood. Silky heavy mouthfeel, so drinkable! Sweet and malty, balanced by rich roast and just-right barrel character, with enough hops in the finish to keep the sweetness in check. This was unexpectedly great.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Savvy1982. Pours thick black with a large creamy brown head that retains well. Aroma of milk chocolate,,some pine, some ashy malts. Taste is awesome, the whiskey barrel is not overpowering, there is a good amount of sweetness and itís balanced well by some burnt malt flavor. Thick chewy and creamy texture, soft carbonation. This is a perfect breakfast beer. As it warms, more earthy aromas become noticeable- leather, tobacco, molasses. The taste has a little more bitterness when warm. Even better at close to room temp than it was 2 hours ago.
VertBaconStrips (2251) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
FIrst had this early on at our insanely loaded up table on the upper deck at the Grand Tasting during RBSG 2010 that Savvy187689847948 brought. I weaseled out a small sample that Kyle thankfully saved for me as I was wandering around with my jaw scraping the ground. The notes I took were lame so Iíll forget all about those and go straight to opening a bottle of the 2011 version. Black brew that pours out thick with only a tiny brown cap that fizzles away. Stellar aroma of chocolate and oatmeal, sugar, whiskey, more whiskey and then there is the whiskey. There is some bitterness but to me it doesnít come from hardcore hopping. There is some alcohol in here, well, maybe more than that but dammit if i doesnít seem to fit to perfection. Sweet orange pop now that itís warmer and had a chance to evolve. Actually, the orange seems to be more on the sour side and more similar to Tic Tacs. Tastewise this is excellent. Damn, Iím falling asleep and I got 1.5 periods of the Detroit/Sharks game to go and the rest of this beer which is so good that no matter what I will drink it all even if I fall asleep and end up with the bottle protruding out of my back side.... again.... chocolate, big time whiskey, some harder hops and other related bitter things, this is very strong on the whiskey side which is very cool. Oatmeal, light citrus, notable alcohol throughout. Iíd say more but I just woke up after dozing off. Thick but not overly, long bitter and alcoholic finish with chocolate notes throughout. When I drink the next one Iíll add more if I missed any thing.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! This has a huge head of whiskey and black malts. Pours with a huge head and is super dark. Pretty good lacing. There is a perfect menagerie of black malts, Whiskey barrel and %. Usually I wouldnít like to smell and taste so much % but it works with the whiskey flavour in there, it warms up your esophagus. Only looses marks because the % is so noticeable.