jackl (5369) - 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 (830) - 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 (6810) - 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 (2736) - 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 (1707) - 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.
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at hunahpu day. Pours a rich deep black. Taste is a well balanced blend of bourbon booze and base stout. Some chocolate and roast. Backlog notes kinda suck on this one.
bytemesis (4101) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to JMikolich! Pours inky black with a small creamy brown head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is roasty, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a touch of funk. Flavor is similar, very tannic, oaky, bourbon. Roasty and chocolate notes as well, it seems like there might be just a tiny bit of infection, but it is not actually distracting. Very woody. Medium sweet and light bitter. Very interesting.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2012 vintage) shared at a recent bottle share... Poured an oily black with a thin head. Some acid and mild tanginess in here. As it opened up wood and bourbon soaked wood came through with a big bitter-sweet molasses note. Improved as of warmed becoming more complex. Some sweetness and mild alcohol presence, but it seemed like the year or so of aging has helped this one out.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle #201/348, from trade with kmyers8807, cheers!
Black with a porous light brown head.
Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, licorice, dark berries.
Taste: bourbon, toffee, salty licorice, roasted, dark chocolate, dark berries, vinous, wood.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share by Greg, Aroma is a bourbon, chocolate, light tart. Taste is tart cherry and some tobacco, some barrel.