nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle pours an inky black with some ringing, brown head. Nose has a lot of roast and toast, mild booze, bready, molasses. Flavor is sweeter, molasses, licorice, black pepper, caramel. Finishes a little hot and lightly peppery.
suprchunk (2313) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black colored pour. Small ring of tan bubbles. Not much lacing. Sour aroma of spoiled vegetables and a slight chocolate. Taste is chalky chocolate and the faintest hint of bourbon. Finishes good despite the aforementioned problems.
obguthr (4003) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soil and manure aroma, very earthy. Mahogany, thin tan head. Tobacco and prune flavor. Unique, but not really something I enjoy.
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanka to Donnie. Poured a pitch back color with a wispy tan head. Aroma was roasted chocolate, some vanilla, bourbon.
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2014 Bottle. Black with a medium sized diminishing light brown head. Lots of bourbon vanilla/coconut, cocoa, wet wood, brown sugar, light herbal/green hops. Full body, oily/sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter. Good, but the tannins from the barrel makes it a bit rough compared to the original.
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to Drake. Deep brown with a tight tan head. Prune and banana, huge bourbon, plenty of wood. Taste is quite hot. Huge bourbon, brownies, cocoa and red grapes. Big, fat body. Oily. Nice.
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks, Ryan and Julie. Full-on dark black; not a huge head, which dissipates into nothing and can’t be revived with swirling. Aroma is big, full, dark, malt, caramel, alcohol, booze, chocolate, toffee, wow. Flavor is amazing... Huge, boozy, sweet, malty, wood, oak, more booze, tobacco, deep cherry, WOW. Full body, sticky, low in carbonation. Approaches the craziness of Dark Lord but doesn’t require 5 years of aging to drink. Really super good. Contender for the best I’ve ever had.
douglas88 (6246) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle. Pours a pure black color with almost no head, some brown light bubbles. A big woody, sour mash bourbon nose. Dark fruit, leather, smoke, caramel, toffee, sourness, heat, a bit of earthy dry books. Very low carb, Quite tasty, Light burnt coffee. Good. Mellow sipper.
GenDV138 (1614) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz draft pour at the brewery. Black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, bourbon, coconut, roast. Tastes of dark fruit, bourbon, coconut, roast, oak, dark chocolate. Full body with a dry and warm finish. Low carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel. Very nice.
Dfonorow (1529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is black with small tan head that fades quickly. Aroma is of pure coffee and booze, not much else. Flavor is roasted coffee, bourbon, roasted marshmallow, and chocolate chips. Finish is dried fruit and warming alcohol.