Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle. 2/9/2013. Excellent. Pours like motor oil; black with a thin, oily dark brown head. Aroma is cereal, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, earth, wood, molasses. Taste is phenomenal; chocolate, dark fruit, touch of soy, creamy, nutty, oats, coffee, brown sugar, with a bitter-sweet espresso finish. Low carbonation. Very little lacing. This smelled and tasted wonderful. Very drinkable but with so much character. This is a must have if you see it available.
jh773 (69) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a thin dark brown head. Smells strongly of whiskey and a hint of vanilla with cocoa powder. Alcoholic whiskey-caramel punch on the front end that quickly mellows out into coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Body is thick but not syrupy; leaves tongue tingling on the finish. Good stuff.
Jojojam (56) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
'11 vintage. Pours a very black no head appearance. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste is more chocolate with vanilla notes. Bourbon is present but somewhat in the background and not over the top. 3 yrs might have something to so with that. This beer is very very good. Overall the taste is awesome all notes are present but none are over bearing. A powerful but yet mellow sipper. Well done and highly recommended.
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hopmelt (144) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours black, thin tan head, nice lacing. Aroma whiskey, roasty, bready, caramel and toffee, dark fruit. Taste roast, coffee, whiskey, caramel and toffee and dark fruit. Mouthfeel full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat and astringency, creamy, sweet finish. Overall fantastic, the barrel aging really helps this beer!
fitwitchik (242) - USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 2013 bottle purchased at HFBrewery into a Hoppin Frog snifter thick deep brownest black with a thin dark tan head.
Aroma is whiskey coffee cocoa.
Flavor is incredible chocolate coffee with so faint liquorice with plenty of vanilla booze. Definitely a seriously rich and amazingly smooth. Extremely well balanced. Oh hell yeah!
cernjoh (98) - Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite beers all time. Poured from a 2013 bottle. Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Appearance is like old engine oil with a one finger tan head that dissipates to a small ring. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, and bourbon. Palate is very smooth almost silk like. A great brew from Ohio. Cheers!
TheJvd (786) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, quite some dark chocolate, roasted malts and some bourbon. Taste has bourbon, vanilla, some dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of alcohol. Over medium body, soft carbo. Nice stuff.
M82 (262) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black body with fiery red to amber highlights temporarily supports a 1/3" very dark khaki head leaving a short array of dots arcing around one side of the snifter
Deep entwined dark notes of chocolate, black licorice, whiskey, tobacco, and cream on a coating silky smooth heavy body with a chest warming residual of fluent dark chocolate spirit barrel, light smoke, occasional flashes of graham cracker and pie crust, with warmth a subtle blueberry note also makes appearances, a sense of bananas foster with accents of peanut butter comes to mind, exceptionally silky and seamless
2013 22oz into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, oak, coffee and vanilla. Flavor was moderately sweet and well balanced with silky chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, light coffee and had a dry warming finish. Medium-full body, sticky oily texture, soft carbonation. A stellar imp stout
NeoHippie2 (909) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black pour with a brown head. Aromas of oak and whiskey with lots of roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Flavor is chocolate upfront with sweet oak and whiskey notes in the finish. Extremely smooth too. Finish is rich and long. Very tasty brew.
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd May 2014
CBC Session 1. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malts with a little fruity tangy sweetness on top. Touch of barrel induced vanilla. Woody bubblegum ester. Earthy dry coffee. Light dry finish. Nice, if a tad dry.