Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours black with small brown head. The aroma holds deep roast (coffee, wet asphalt, dark chocolate and a touch of dark caramel), Spices (maybe cinnamon, vanilla and clove), Bourbon (booze, wood, fudge, touch of coconut and vanilla) and a balanced hop profile. The flavor is light sweet, near heavily bitter and tiny acidic with notes of boozy bourbon, spices, deep coffee roast and bitter hops. The mouthfeel is numbing, light syrupy and oily with light carbonation. Fat malty, spicy, light dark fruity and boozy finish. Medium to full bodied.
jkwood04 (2933) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 500ml bottle (2012) in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, coffee, honey, roasted malts, and light hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of bourbon and malts. Smooth to thicker texture. A great beer, slightly reminiscent of the Struise Black Damnation beers.
Edit: 2013 bottle in a snifter. Black. A great blend of bourbon, coffee, roasted malts. Incredible.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle...pours pitch black with a medium mocha head...looks thick. Aroma has nice bourbon atop notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and dsrk chocolate. Flavor has sweet brown sugar, coffee, rich caramel, roasty dark chocolate, and wonderful bourbon. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a sweet coffee/warming bourbon finish. Awesome dessert beer!
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Translucent sepia, thinnest white ring, wispy, oily top. Lightly burnt cake, juniper, chocolate cake and light pine resin. Balanced and nuanced. Silky nuanced body shows delicate anise, milk chocolate, more dry cake through finish, smoke emerging in end. Thinner, more integrated than Damon but less complex (hops?)
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a black color with aromas of roast, chocolate, booze, light vanilla, and some light earth. Flavors are fudgey brownies dipped in bourbon, delicious in every way possible, thanks for sharing this one Glen.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Tim/Bill once they saw I brought the base beer for this. It was nice trying them back to back to note the differences. Silky black color with thin beige head. Aromas and taste are delicious with roasted coffee bean, bitterseet choc bar, cinnamon, and loads on chocolate chip cookie dough as it warmed! Mostly in the aroma, other notes of graham, bourbon, Pap, and light citrus. I liked twilight better but this one was seriously rich meh.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a flat trace of tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, dark fruit, bourbon, earthy notes, and some oak. Flavor is malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters; bourbon and vanilla undertones throughout. Medium/full body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at EBF. For a porter this holds a lot of qualities that are true to BA stout standards. Very dark color and big aroma of bourbon,chocolate and coffee. Full of flavor and character, would love to try again.
madvike (2380) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours black with a bubbly ring of tan head. Nose is coffee grounds, cigarettes, whiskey, and sharp alcohol--actually too sharp for my tastes. KBS-lite. Dry and astringent, with some roasty malt there as well. (But, as it warms, it get much better. Sweeter and less astringent.) Full-flavored smell, but just too harsh for me. Tastes a bit better--lots of vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, and toffee. The boozy warmth works well on the finish--it’s almost a Irish coffee sort of flavor. Dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla on the finish. Very nice. Pretty viscous, but medium-bodied. Wasn’t blown on my ass with my first Hill Farmstead beer, but this was pretty damn good.
AirForceHops (2369) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at HFS harvest festival. Deep brown with ruby highlights. Head is tiny beige bubbles. Nose and taste is deeply complex. Bourbon up front, followed by rich coffee beans covered in caramel. Charred malt with a high viscosity that you can actually see sticking to the side of the glass. The coffee and bourbon show up again in the finish however, a sweet finish. ABV does not exist anywhere in this brew. Absolutely wonderful. Shaun Hill makes yet another masterpiece. Well done sir!