illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Massive vanilla and milk chocolate, syrupy sweet, cinnamon, light barrel coconut, bourbon, peppery booze. Luxurious and rich and sweet. Incredible.
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with paperthin beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cocoa, bourbon, toffee, and caramel. Thick mouthfeel with nice roast, cocoa, light boozy finish. Very impressive.
pentaz (1240) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Theis. Pours black with no head. Aroma is brandy, hard roasted malt, coconut, licorice, burnt malt, Allsorts artificial chocolate aroma, cocoa, oak, bourbon and boozy. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Body is near full, texture is viscous, carbonation is soft. Finishes mouth drying with oak and coconut.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from I canít remember who. Ohio I think. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Taste is mostly bourbon. Doesnít have the heat of the deliverance. Lots of chocolate on the back end. This is bourbon county good.
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy mahogany with a small brown head that dissipates quickly and dissipates quickly. Aroma is rich vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits, raisin, fig, chocolate. Wow. Flavor is medium sweet, very light bitter, tiny bit of astringence. Woody tannins, vanilla, rich HoTD like flavors going on here. Full body, creamy, perhaps a tiny bit chalky. This is a great great beer.
RobertDale (3546) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Mike! Pours black with a tiny tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and caramel. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, and vanilla. Excellent!!
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2012, thx to Brent and Dirk for sharing!, very complex brew, roasted/alcoholic and slightly woody/fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW!
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gift from SJ. This was AMazing. Toffee, roast, vanilla and wood. It was smooth and carried so much flavor as it warmed. One of the best brews I ever had. The aroma alone, chocolate, toffee and vanilla hooked me.
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The HUGE Tasting. The pourís brown with a small head. The nose is of red berry compote. Big roasted malts. Some sweet vanilla and brownie. The taste is similar. Hot wood. Rum raisin. Fudge, chocolate cookies. Red berry. A bit of hot barrel. Full body, soft carbonation. Oily. Thick, luxurious, decadent.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruceís pad. Opaque dark brown beer, residual pale tan head. Palate is slightly dry with modest carbonation. Clear and resonant note of dark chocolate. A little coffee and a whisper of bourbon. Tangy dark fruits and a very light touch of wood. Light semi dry finish. A fine and tasty beer!
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, generously shared by Kenny at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich-roast, dark chocolate explosion, treacle, oily, toast, vanilla, coconut and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is smooth, oily, dark chocolate, coffee, jammy dark fruits, toast,, treacle, sweet coffee, fudge, marshmallow and some alcohol warmth in finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Flavoursome and good depth. Tasty.