adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a black cola with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of light vanilla notes, oak and a trace of bourbon. Taste of toffee, caramel, light vanilla, oak, malt and hints of bourbon.
Legions (5) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As soon as I open the bottle I can smell the oak. Poured into snifter. This smells great. Smells of whiskey, vanilla, oak, chocolate, a hint of alcohol. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head that dissipates fast. Taste is basically what youíd expect from the smell. Malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and whiskey. Though not overly strong, the alcohol is evident. Mouthfeel is pretty thin. All in all this probably wonít make any favorite list of mine, but it was a pretty good beer that I would drink again.
thornecb (3987) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Off-white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet dark caramel and oak aromas. Thick with sweet dark caramel, molasses, oak and bourbon front to back.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor about a year ago. Pours on opaque almost black, very dark chocolate brown with a bit of red tint and an average tan head that slowly recedes to nothing more than a thin collar of lace. The nose is very oaky with vanilla and cinnamon with some underlying caramel malt and a bit of roastiness. The flavor is the same, sweet vanilla and oaky cinnamon up front moving to some more malty and roasted nuts and finishing with a bit of chocolate bitterness. The body is medium with lively, mouth-filling carbonation, and a long oaky cinnamon and bitter chocolate finish.
marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma There is a syrupy chocolate flavor smoothed out with oats and a slight bourbon trail. There is some hop bitterness at the end.
BruceLeroy (110) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong caramel and smokey tones.. good hops, definitely a stout. Weak head. Pours very dark. Donít think Iíve ever quite tasted one like this, the first sip to me tasted like carmel candy. It is a little sweet, but not overpowering. Aroma is smokey-sweet. All in all a good brew and Iím happy to buy this one when I find it on sale. I wouldnít go out of my way to search for it though, itís not that memorable.
BrianDorry55 (330) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, burnt wood, and raisins. Flavor is burnt wood, cocoa, hops, and raisins. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good beer.
hamilton23 (581) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from 12 oz bottle. Aroma was pretty much unmemorable. Taste was not much better. It was some bourbon. Taste was bourbon but not much else. The source beer was completely lost here.
ghawener (1430) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Costa Real w Ramenen. Copa del Rey, second overtime about to start RMA 1 Barca 0... Last 15 min.
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
molasses, booze, plums, coffee, raisins. dark dark brown with white head. molasses, coffee, dark fruits. medium bodied with some heat