wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried at paytoplayís house. Bottle brought by hophead84. Thanks! Wow that smells great. Like a malted milk ball. Small amount of ash, but itís actually quite nice. Lightly sweet.
nimbleprop (3920) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle sampled at the DC Local tasting. Darkest Cuvee Iíve ever seen in my life. Pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, spitty, slightly beige head. Aroma is HUGE on coffee, a little creamy smelling, nutty, toasted bread. Flavor is sweet, like sweet Dunkin Donuts coffee with cream and sugar, vanilla, wood, nuts, toast. Finish is slightly sweet but otherwise smooth. I liked this better than Goose Island Bourbon County Stout which we had nearly side by side. The creaminess and the sweet, coffee flavors were really nice.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well, that is a lot of coffee. Sweet, sweet, sweet mocha coffee.. and more coffee, with some coffee. Probably some chocolate underneath the coffee, but canít really tell with all the coffee.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hophead22s tasting. Pours a cola brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is earthy with some espresso and cinnamon. Flavor is like some tart coffee and cinnamon. A real WTF beer. Full bodied with low carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from hophead84. Weird with a capital W. Pours brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet cinammon and choco. Taste is sweet muddled, like a holiday mess.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Jackie Oís Anniversary Party. Side by side with Cuvee 1. Flavors of cinnamon and coffee were present but the bourbon was over done on this one. Not exactly what I hoped for.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #5 (bottle # 95 of 156). Bottle at Hophead22 tasting. Aroma was espresso and pure cinnamon spice. Taste was tart like sour black coffee. Poured dark brown. Very interesting beer. I liked the aroma better than the taste.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from goryshkewych. Rating #4. Dense black pour and very little head. Bitter coffee aroma and a little bit of the barrel as well. Whew, very roasty, lots of cinnamon, coffee roast and a little tart as well, very strange and unusual. Joe says no, but I kind of like it. (1099)
zathrus13 (1667) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a small, brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, and some cinnamon. Flavor is coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, roasted malt, alcohol, and dark fruit. Medium body. Ends slightly tart. This should age well, but is still pretty good now.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample during Jackie Oís 4th Anniversary Extravaganza. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Bourbon nose with vanilla and coffee notes. Flavor is coffee at first quickly turning to vanilla and hazelnut with a boozy and somewhat tart finish.