hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours black with a wispy, fleeting, khaki head. The aroma features brownies, vanilla and toasted oak. Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is acrid, burnt, roasty and chock full of rich, smooth Pappy Van Winkle bourbon. Finishes scorched, boozy and carbonic. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
JohnnyJ (4671) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, with a ran head. Milk chocolate, roast, vanilla, bourbon, raisin, silky oatmeal malt, oak, some mollases, and more chocolate. Silky mouth feel. Good stuff.
dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Soy, chocolate, coffee, motor oil, and bourbon. Thick, creamy, oily, black, with a thin ringed creamy brown head. Dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon.
Ferris (6216) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Bourbon, molasses and chocolate with some coconut and vanilla. Deep brown with a nice but thin brown head. Bourbon, coconut and chocolate. Well balanced and not too hot. Very nice.
kbudd19 (776) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a surprise thanks to tom10101!! Thick oily black pour, with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, oak, light booze, ash, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, semi thick mouthfeel, bourbon, oak, light ash, vanilla, mars mellow and chocolate.
knickskicks (811) - - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, thick tan head. Nose is big chocolate, smooth bourbon barrel. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malts, smooth bourbon. Creamy medium-full mouthfeel.
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky! Dark mocha-colored pour with a small latte head. It’s a tad bit thinner than expected but still chewy and coating. Most Pappy-barrelled beers pick up a differentiating complexity, smoothness, spiciness, and richness This one, unfortunately, wasn’t set apart from it’s less rare brethren. In fact, I would say that I enjoyed the others a bit more. Perhaps timing is everything...more months soaking up the decadent whiskey might have helped. Dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, a hint of oak, and a bit of booze. Still very enjoyable, however, and excited to have tried it!
jcartamdg (2264) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a thick motor oil like black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of semi sweet chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste follows, like brownies, bourbon and vanilla coffee. Thick and chewy, gets better and better as it warms!
Dogbrick (8881) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room. Inky black color with a medium thin khaki head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Bourbon, roasted malt and chocolate in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, chocolate malt and raisins, with a hint of banana. The finish is dark chocolate and bourbon. Another good entry in the BORIS series.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured jet black with a thin forming, lacy, retaining, tan head. nice barrel, whiskey booze, and sweet vanilla pastry aroma. Smooth, nice mouthfeel, not too viscous or too thin. Just right. Lovely, cocoa, toffee, toasted grains and barrel character here. Dark chocolate with a hint of mocha and sweetness smoothed this one out.