madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Good sourish dark chocolate. Light wood and vanilla. Good bourbon, mellow. Little dark fruits. Light dry finish.
Travlr (14467) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a Jackie O’s release. Jet black color, brown head. Aroma has earthy dark chocolate, mushrooms, vanilla. Taste has dark fruit, stewed prunes, licorice, coffee, cocoa, vanilla. Lots going on in this one.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the Brokeback Revisited Tasting. Thanks to GT for hooking it up. Pours brown-black with a creamy tan head. The nose has milk chocolate and burnt marshmallows. Medium sweet with some torched wood, baking cocoa, scorched earth, dried dark berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish with baking cocoa, dried berries, raisins, charred earth, dry wood. Overall, great depth and balance. Very drinkable.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by GT. Black pour with a tan head. Bourbon, roast, and booze on the nose. Kind of sharp, maybe a touch of solvent. Big time dark fruits and chocolate. Flavor has a nice plum and chocolate sweetness. Strong bourbon, vanilla, and roasted malt. A ton of oak, too.
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black hue with an average creamy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Aroma was a heavy toasted malt, strong coffee and dark whiskey aroma. Medium to heavy body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex toasted malt, vanilla and dark alcohol flavor and a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good brew.
Theydon_Bois (11112) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split at that legendary January 3rd 2014 tasting, aka the not to small tasting, big ole dankts to LK Smith for this bonus goodness.
Mid black with a good dirty tan head that quickly dissipates to a pond and edgework.
Nose is dark malts, sweet aromas, light roast, bourbon notes, toffee.
Taste comprises rich brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, light roast, chocolate, subtle bourbon twang.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth feel.
Solid BA impy, a really easy drinking affair for the ABV!
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and caramel malt, sweet vanilla, oak, bourbon, and nutmeg. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, spicy bourbon, vanilla, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boom! Black pour, brown head. Rich chocolate with huge vanilla and rich bourbon notes. Creamy, thick, oily and awesome.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG room tasting. JPours black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, vanilla, brownie and fudge. Light bourbon is well balanced and integrated. Full bodied.
hopscotch (9896) - 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!