dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black coffee color with a decent tan colored head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with coconut and caramel. A sweet chocolate cake flavor with caramel, coconut, and vanilla rounding it out...a touch of booziness. Overall a delicious desert, even at 6 am.
Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Black with dark brown foam. Aroma of bourbon, oak and chocolate brownie. Taste starts off sweet and chocolatey, then takes on elements of the barrel ageing. Not massively complex but a solidly done BA RIS.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, into a 25cl goblet, and a snifter. Inky black. Thin tan head that dissipates rapidly, and leaves very little lace.
Aroma is big on the prune, some fig and date notes as well, wet oak, char, chocolate, vanilla.
Flavor is sweet, prune juice, vanilla, smoke, char, sweetened coffee, chocolate, booze.
Pjea (2) - - MAR 5, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First impressions are very positive. The pour is very dark with a slight tan head which doesn't last long. The aroma is slight sweet with hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste is slightly sweet with a oak barrel/alcohol taste. Overall, not a bad beer.
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Hair6a11 (1454) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; I haven’t had the base beer - This one pours murky brown , with amber highlights. Theres a modest khaki head that retains poorly in this glass. Very light spotting presence here. The nose is chocolate cake, roasty and caramel notes, with feint alcohol presence. The flavor profile is a touch thin out of the gate - it’s on the sweeter side - vanilla notes come through with brown sugars and caramel - it’s rounded out by a roasty note with light barrel treatment. It’s a nice drinker - but not overly remarkable, either.
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet. Full-bodied.
Marheb (4341) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(En fût au Uncle Henry’s Deli): Chocolat noir, touche fumée, chaleur modérée et petits fruits rouges dans un corps moyen, adéquatement décadent.
djd07 (8246) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, cocoa, light bitter finish, very good.
BuckeyeBoy (5178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a small tan head. nose is roast malts vanilla bourbon barrel notes. Taste is more of the heavy roast malts bourbon barrel chocolate vanilla.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Anchorage hotel tasting, shared by Travlr. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, prunes, figs, dates, alcohol, vanilla, and Bourbon. Flavor is sweet chocolate and roast malt, vanilla, Bourbon, figs, dates, and a sweet finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and medium alcohol warmth.
furthur (759) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at share, thanks travlr! Black beer, cardboard colored head. Aroma molasses, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, bourbon, oak. Palate is smooth and rich, not syrupy. Carb. moderate. Pretty decent.