BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a dark black color with light tan hints of light. The nose is lightly spicy with some peat and roast; subtle coffee and a wooden smoked honey hint. A decent amount of whiskey smells. The flavor is balanced with a nice citrusy whiskey note and a chewy malty body. Fresh and springy compared to the other 2, but still reminds me of a velvet chair by a fireplace with a snifter.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (Thanks to Hopscotch)-Pours a pitch black with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of whisky, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste begins with nothing then builds into the whisky and alcohol. Very well balanced and subtle with its flavors.
Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 06256, September 2007 - Pours out a thick dark brown fluid that turns black in the glass with some mahogany at the edges. Instead of a head it has a slender pale tan ring. Multi-faceted aroma - charred wood, molasses, dark chewy malt, aniseed, bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Thick and creamy mouthfeel albeit alcohol heated on the tongue. The flavors has the addition of some roastiness and the alcohol is more evident. A tasty brew even for an avowed hophead.
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Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep and evil viscous motor oil black with small brown head. Aroma of whisky, malt, roasted barley and fruits. Flavor of barley, molasses, whiskey meld with a fruity flavor and all combine into this well put together brew. Now if it wasn’t so damn expensive I’d do it again.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle; poured dark brown/black with smallish light brown head. Aroma of wood, roasted malt, whiskey, caramel, fruit and peat. Really solid flavor. Enjoyed it alot. Found it to be very drinkable considering the aging and ABV. Found the aging to be done well. Whiskey was present, but not dominant. Other flavors include chocolate, roasted malt/peat?, caramel and maybe some vanilla and meat.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 04034 Sept 2007. Aromas of wood, wet grains and molasas. Black body with somewhat of a dark tan head tried to form. As beer warmed up bodytexture a creamy mouthfeel along with some sweet malt licorice flavor. Mild brew and easy on the palate leaving a slight sweet dry aftertaste. Good old ale.
ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackish pour, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is smoke with some whiskey notes. Chocolate and caramel malts, lightly roasted with vanilla. Medium to full bodied, quite sweet. Not bad, but could be a lot better.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 11243 and served in my NB worthy glass (vertical of 12/18/30):
Nearly opaque with a fading but lasting head and minimal lace but some oily legs upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of charred wood and Black Patent malt, star anise, sun ripened prune, heavy liquid vanilla extract, massive alcohol vapours, and some lovely smoked peat bog.
The taste starts with a robust porter malt roundhouse followed by a right jab of twangy fruit finishing with a knockout uppercut of boozy scotch and wood flavors. What ever hop bitterness that may have been in the beer is long gone. Swallowed by a wonderful complex earthy and herbal character.
The mouth feel is sharp and oily with a noticeable warming about the chest. A beauty of a brew IMO, but I knew I should enjoy this since it is a combination of two of my favorite vises, Olde English Ales and Scotch Whisky!
BOLTZ7555 (2658) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tried a sample thanks to Jonpol. Gracias!!! Unfortunately, the most redeeming quality of this one was the bottle. Mahogany pour with a swirl for a head. The aroma is sweet and woody. Definitely can taste the alcohol here, but better when warmed. Thin with obvious notes of scotch. Not a favorite.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, and wood in the nose. Pours very dark brown with no head. Woody, chocolate and coffee, very smokey, with charcoal and slightly peaty. Its very smooth and better as it warms up.