burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce staff only bottle, from markwise, poured a dark black color with aromas of light nuts, roast, earth and some light bourbon. Flavors are roast, light coffee, hazelnuts and some light booze. A nice imperial stot blended nicely. Thanks Mark!
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Staff only 2012 Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A sweet light fruity and nutty nose. Sweet vanilla and cocoa, very nutty, sweet overall and quite light despite the ABV. Note: it says 20% aged in Bourbon Barrels on the label.
Gription79 (2616) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The aroma of nuts filled my nose. Notes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, hot alcohol, freshly opened can of nuts. Not bad.
MikeJslc (768) - USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, opaque, tan head. Aroma of very deep dark bread crust and chocolate, light licorice, a little nutty note. Flavor: dark chocolate, caraway, nutty notes, light licorice, very mild sour note.
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drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour opaque black wit thick tan head. Nose of sweet dark fruit, toffee, and hint of nut. taste sweet roasted malt with a bitterness bite. Some nut and some tannin in the mid palate. As it warms, some more balancing sweetness.
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Thanks Mark! Staff bottle poured a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, and alcohol. I tasted black walnuts. Nice. Nice. Nice.
jcartamdg (2443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Taste is slightly tart, chocolate and coffee with nuts on the finish. Not bad
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hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Black pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is a generous, lush blend of dark chocolate and toasted tree nuts. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is mainly nutty and alcoholic. Finishes burnt and stupid boozy. I really like this treatment. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
phaleslu (7546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at urbancaver’s place. Thanks, Cam! Pours a deep, opaque brown with a big tan head that settles over time and reveals some floating nut pieces in the brew. Chunky. Aroma is super nutty and dry, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor of hazelnut, cashew, caramel, roast, cola, and root beer. Sweeter than the nose. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, chunky, roasty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Weird beer. Glad I got to try it.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in a Jackie O’s 2012 STAFF glass. Mild walnut character in the nose. Flavor has some roast and chocolate. Body is a bit lacking. Dry finish. Could use more nuts.