neepsntatties (1021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fab beer from, "hannont"! Colour... extremely dark brown which can only be discerned when held to the light. Nose... nutty coffee! Like coffee with nocino added to it. Palate... quite thick and chewy with lots of coffee and bitterness and little hints of walnut in the back of the palate. Seems like this would pair well with a slice of Bourbon walnut pie!
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew from thebaldwizard. Bottle 158 of 192. Thanks! Pours black with reddish brown head. Nose of walnuts, mocha, coffee and light bourbon. Taste of walnuts, coffee, mocha, vanilla and chocolate malts. Nice crunchy mouth feel. Exactly as advertised. Great beer.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to BMan1113VR
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with a thin tan ring and a few pockets of tan bubbles. Very viscous.
Aroma: Roast, chocolate, walnuts, news print and coffee.
Taste: Dark chocolate milk (is there such a thing?), caramel, dark roast, coffee and ash.
Mouthfeel: Thick, syrupy, coating, lovely carbonation.
Overall: Good slow sipper.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours really thick with a minimal fleeting head. That said the body coats glass like iodine. Aroma is nutty, coffee, vanilla and licorice. Decently boozy. Flavors are boozy with notes of ash, tobacco, roast and nuts. Oily mouthfeel, light bubbles and very thick.
Just a bit dull for what I was expecting. Flavors didnít jump out.
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one. This is the unlabeled batch 1.
A-pours a jet black motor oil looking beer with a deep caramel colored head and a thick creamy texture.
S-the nose is of chocolate, burnt malts, roasted coffee that is slightly burnt.
T-the taste has some chocolate and vanilla, notes of roasted malts and a fair bit of slightly burnt coffee, malt sweetness comes in at the back, plums and dark cherries.
M-the feel is smooth and creamy, medium to full body, soft on the palate, nicely carbonationed to give it an easy drinking finish.
D-this is a tasty brew, big time malts with a nice balance of sweetness. slightly burnt takes away slightly but still a good beer.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Jackie Oís Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours dark brown/black with tan head. Aroma is coffee, some chocolate, sweet caramel and walnuts. Flavor is much the same with coffee leading and notes of sweet chocolate and walnuts in the finish.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jackie Oís. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Aroma was interesting. The walnut nuttiness was there. Not sure I could have detected that not knowing walnuts were used in the brew. Its definitely there. Medium oily mouthfeel. Flavor was nutty mocha, dark roast, coffee, and finishes semi sweet. A very interesting and tasty brew.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
hand bottle shared by iowaherkeye via joemuck, thanks guys! black pour, wispy brownhead. a nutty and slightly odd aroma, the walnuts seems detectable. a nice nut addition to a hearty, porter like body. a very thick oily mouth feel, very very nice finish.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is super roasty with noticeable dark sugary sweetness, roasted nutty notes, dark sweet fruit as well. Pours jet black, viscous, khaki short lived head. The flavor in this one is full of roast, a ton of patent malts show through as well as sugary sweetness that balances the roast, roasted nutty notes, dark fruit as well. Lingering charred roast, almost acrid, but the candi sugar balances out well. Body is full and it covers up 10% very well.
bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz capped, thanks Alex. Deep dark black, somewhat viscous, thin burnt tan head...well ring really. Heavily toasted with a oily toasted nut, bluberry, caramel, tobacco, blackberry. Good amount of roasted patent malt, ashy, dark berries and some nut...but tons of charred roast malt. So much lingering liqorice on the palate.