markwise (3777) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of goryshkewych. Cheers, George! Pours a black color with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and some light maple/ smoke. Flavor is similar with chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and some light maple. Medium in body and lingering fruit in the finish.
watson1977 (2270) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle 225 of 298...Pours black with ruby hues and very little mocha head. Aroma has roasty dark fruit and subtle vanilla and bourbon. Flavor has a tart dark fruit...cherry...that quickly fades to chocolate and then oaky/vanilla bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is slightly warming and has tart fruit and mild bourbon. Not sure if this has soured or was infected ot the tartness was intended but its not that bad.
alexsdad06 (3031) - Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has roasted malts, sweetness from the honey and oatmeal, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, wood, with some oatmeal and honey sweetness. Medium plus body.
Tmoney99 (8768) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average fizzy brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Medium to heavy roasted coffee, toasted grain, chocolate malt and sweet bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy chocolate sweet and small alcohol finish of moderate to long duration. This is a small improvement on a standout beer.
TheAlum (4279) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle acquired in trade. Pours a richer deep dark brownish black, rich opaque pour with frothy tannish head that dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are richer sour cherry, touches of roast and cocoa. Touches of sour cherry, funk. Initial is medium bodied, offering cherry and cocoa, firm roast, mellow toffee. Some wild yeast, dryness come into the nose. Richer cocoa and roast nose with that firm sour cherry element. Middle is cocoa, caramel, a bit of girth with toffee, vanilla, and oak. Some toast, biscuits, cocoa. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, gentle spirit. Wild yeast gives a firm kick. Backend is gentle toast and cocoa, cherry and dark fruit couple with wild yeast. Gentle funk grows, a bit tart. Wild, oak. Meh. Overdone by funk.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by pantanp, iirc. Pours black with a tan head. The nose is kind of brutal. Hot and boozy, fusels abound, cocoa and cherry notes. Really odd. Somewhat solventy as well. On tasting, a whole lot better than it smells. More of the cocoa and a cherry note to the finish. Light vanilla. Still, not a masterpiece...
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Creamy, vanilla, sweet, dry coffee finish, absolutely delicious.
BoBoChamp (4173) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, Vintage 2011, Bottle 110/298, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew, with honey and maple syrup, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, malty/roasted and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!
burg326 (2325) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle shared at Markwise’s Bday bash, poured a dark brown colors, aromas of chocolate, light oats, honey, and some maple. Flavors are light vanilla, chocolate, and some honey. Nice beer overall thanks for the share.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-thanks markwise-22oz bottle-pours black with a thin light brown head. Aroma is roasty dark malt-slight sour mash. Taste follows, some wood.