Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing this bro! Pours a rich brown color with thin light tan head. Aroma is of peat, roasted malt, light vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit notes, light charred wood and iodine. Full bodied and chewy, this one did not do it for me.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks, bro! Pours a very dark ruby color that almost looks oil-black, with a very thin white ring. Aroma is smoke, wood, roasted malts, tobacco, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is smooth, smoke, tobacco, and a mineral-like quality that my bro explains as Iodine.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke and dark fruits. Flavor of roasted malts, smoke, coffee and wood.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very thick, black with little head. The aroma is of malts and bourbon. The flavor is interesting: it has a very strong peat characteristic, and tastes smoked and almost salty, but with sweet coffee malts reminiscent of a porter. It gets much better as you drink it, but it is still rather tough to drink. Very interesting, but I do not think that I would be inclined to get it again.
Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with a small light brown head. The aroma is of woody with notes of scotch, chocolate, dark fruits and a hint of soy sauce. The flavor is of good whiskey, oak, dark fruits and coffee. The texture is watery. Overall Id say it’s a good ale; I like it, but I felt the texture is somewhat of a let down.
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Nice. Black and thick. Just like Honkeybra likes em. Whisky-y nose, with some soy sauce possibly. Flavor is complex. Bitterness, some motor oil, some black stuff. Very nice mouthfeel. Just rolls over the tongue and happiness ensues.
m4rest88 (388) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with a very dark black hue - almost looks like tar. The hue sits below a light brown head.
Dark fruits are dominant in the aroma, as well as scotch and lots of yeast.
Flavor is woody and smoky, with lots of figs and dates in the end flavor.
Syrupy texture, with lively carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bottle number 07058 from the September 2007 brewing. Pours with a large, brown head that fades to a ring and a very dark brown body. Aroma of dark fruits, yeast, tar, wood, chocolate, soy sauce, figs and dates. Taste is lots of wood, scotch, peat, coffee and dark fruit. Syrupy mouthfeel, light bubbles.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours a pitch black with a thin body and weak head. Aroma is plastic chocolate with thin smoke and 80s hairspray, probably Aqua Net. Flavor is peat smoke, roasted chocolate, and oak chip bbq wood. Average mouthfeel. Inconsistent and shallow.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, couldnt read number, very black color with faint chocolate head, aroma of peat, oak and pecan wood and some spicy chocolate, flavor is wonderful mix of chocolate, roasted chestnuts, ground coffee, light whiskey and smokey finish