ctipping (539) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 6/10/2014.
Black with a medium khaki head. Wispy surface. Thin collar.
Smells of Bourbon. Maple syrup. Vanilla. Oak. Pretty chocolatey. More bourbon before it gets fudgy.
Taste has lots of maple syrup. Very sweet. Chocolate. Bourbon. More maple. Oaky finish.
Very thick and very sweet, but worth the sugars. Medium carbonation.
Maple really helps this transcend other HF stouts.
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle generously shared by my main man oteyj!!! Rich, viscous, ridiculously black pour, small light brown head. Nose and flavor were definitively sweet, with maple, whiskey, vanilla, mocha, and milk chocolate. Definitely not as highly attenuated as most HF porters/stouts, but it shouldn’t have been, and it worked. Righteous shit.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on my birthday last year. From the backlog. Black body with a small head. Huge vanilla bourbon and rich fudge. A nice hint of booziness- pretty hot still which I actually dig. Thick and rich body. A tad sweet. Loved it.
rxeight (2035) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml, thanks Matt. Black pour with minimal head. Dark roast, vanilla, oak, smooth bourbon. Lots of sweetness, assuming from the maple, though didn’t get any maple flavor. Flavors are all very subtile. Had an odd overly fizzy carbonation.
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at all killer filler no filler warm up tasting. Pours black with a modes brown head. Aroma is maple, vanilla, slight oak and a hint of roast. Taste is maple sweetness, vanilla, slight molasses and a hint of leather.
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; dark coca cola pour with a thin tan head, aroma has vanilla, marshmallow, taste is quite sweet with some honey, chocolate, smooth mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (11786) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, maple syrup, oak, roast chocolate brownie and vanilla - full body.
kbudd19 (911) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pat, thanks bud! Apperance is balck and viscous with little to no head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate syrup and oak. Taste is choclate syrup, vanilla, marshmallows and coffee. Velvet smooth mouthfeel, light carb. Man, this well balanced stuff, just the right amount of barrel character, coupled with an perfect mouthfeel. Excellent stuff.
dfearnley (1413) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to chalice
Bourbon, light coffee, vanilla, and oak. Silky and creamy black with a thin ringed off white head. Caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Wow, so smooth, and no harshness.
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a nice sweet aroma that's faint with bourbon and maple. The taste is a glorious combination of flavors. Faint maple with slight bourbony vanilla notes. A smooth mouth feel that entices the taste buds all the way down. Wish I had more. Amazing.
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