JStax (4578) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to errl. Pours a dense black with a thin tan head of foam. Aroma is booze and some vegetal notes on top of some coffee. Malty sweet. A bit of a miss for me.
suprchunk (2887) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour. Big tan head. Lacing. Peppery wood aroma. Taste of wood and vanilla. Chocolatey and sweet. Nice sweet finish. Not bad. Not much coffee though.
Plovmand (7654) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by my good friend Søren. Pours jet black with a small brown head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, chili, coffee and a great kick of whiskey. The flavour is an awesome mix of chili, cocoa, roasted malt and sweet whiskey. Great !
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Koelschtrinker (15750) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schokoladiger Beginn mitröstig-hefigen Noten. Dabei sind Alkoholnoten (nicht negativ) schmeckbar. Starke Karbonisierung, zum Ende nussig, etwas brennend. 11/11/10/11//11
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a slow to settle, thick and foamy tan head. Nose is coffee, whiskey, oak, molasses, chocolate and light smoke. Full body with a tang and spicy heat. I wanted to drink this before the coffee faded but probably could have gone another 6 months. Taste is massive whiskery, wood and coffee bean. Chocolate, bitter chipotle and grass eventually come out but not enough to balance. Hot in more ways than one but i really enjoyed the warming pepper notes.
Steve_0 (3740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle at Zwanze Day 2012 at the Barrel Cellar, courtesy of Stephen. Big thanks to me!! Appearance is pitch black with a big brown head and good lacing. Big chilie peppers, whisky wood, light roast, cocoa, black licorice, and spice in the aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, dark fruits, big coffee and espresso with some heat from the chilies on the backend. Sticky mouthfeel with soft caronation. Big bourbon and barrel notes, but pretty damn smooth. Pretty good.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to hopper. Thanks!. Aroma and taste were quite messy, with the barrel character overwhelming the more harmonious blend of flavors found in the non BA version. Chili heat more pronounced. Boozy finish, lingering bitterness and a touch of heat that lasts too.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Pours a pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is malt, roasted, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, wood and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a high level of alcohol.
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich blackish hue, good darkness, haze, and murky. Good frothy brownish head, good haze, nice frothy brownish head stays well, laces. Aromas are coffee, whiskey, and gentle peppery heat. Touches of coffee, roast, and caramel. Growing gentle pepper, oak, vanilla, gentle whiskey heat. Initial is heavier end of the fold, good body despite barrel time. Toffee, toast, roasty. Coffee, cocoa, and whiskey. Gentle peppery heat into the middle, faint but slowly growing, a touch of synergy with the spirit. Backend and finish show some toastiness, carmelized, gentle roast and toffee. Oak, vanilla, kiss of spice. Nice beer.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma with woody hints. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with weak spicy chili hints and woody bourbon hints. Has a roasted malty woody coffee and chili finish.