joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber with a little bit of head. Decent lacing.The nose is a nice mix of both bourbon and brandy.T aste is cherries and vanilla first, followed by some milk chocolate and caramel. The oak is present, along with a sweet sugary quality of brown sugar. Full mouthfeel.
MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with Steffen and Stefan.
Pour murky brown, with a small off-white head.
Aroma is really complex, with lots of barrel, bourbon, vanilla, and plenty of brandy/bourbon soaked prunes, dates.
Taste is sweet and complex.
Semi-full body, with an average carb. (Can really both taste and feel the "Angels Share" in this one)
onceblind (5731) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Black with a thin light tan head. Nose is Pretty boozy chocolaty, with a molasses undertone with a touch of oak. Flavor is big and rich, a little overly sweet, with molasses, dark chocolate, booze, oak, with a chewy long sweet chocolaty aftertaste
Scopey (9389) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at PPCB. It pours very dark brown (nr black), with a thin off-white head. The nose is vanilla, wood, whiskey, roasted malt, alcohol, coconut, toffee and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, salted caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, whiskey, molasses, petrol, dark chocolate, liquorice, pepper and smoke, with a long warming, dry finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. There is a lot going on in this one, but thankfully the balance is there. Good stuff.
Camons (7789) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours hazy dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins and other dark fruit, chocolate, caramel. Taste is malts, caramel, dark chocolate, raisins, plums, cherries, bourbon, aok, port notes, vanilla. Full body, low carbonation, long bourbon finish. Just WoW. 090312
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown almost black color, aroma of bourbon, cola, vanilla, dark fruits, flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla, cherry, raisin and other dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, alcohol spice on the finish, taste almost like a rum and coke, incredible stuff
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Even better than I expected. A perfect bourbon, cognac, cherry imperial stout. Perfect level of carbonation that keeps it from tasting too sweet. Best to drink it in small sips that you let play on your tongue. Great beer.
tgncc (3020) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Via trade with Mashmaster. The aroma is gorgeous. A mix of oak, vanilla, brandy, bourbon, fruit, molasses. The appearance is stout like, deep black, light tan head, oily film on the glass. The flavor is oak, vanilla, boozy, fruit, chocolate, molasses. The finish is booze, fruity sweet, light pine. Mdium/thick in body. Excellent. Thanks, Tom.
acecrx (1) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours evenly without much head, of tan color. Black to brown in appearance. Aroma of raisin and bourbon. Complex flavors of bourbon and raisin at first, then after taste of coffee and chocolate. Smooth and silky. Good beer.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Map Room in Chicago. Dark brown pour with an off white ring around the glass for a head. Agave nectar and golden brown sugar in the nose with milder bourbon than I expected. Taste is brandy, bourbon, and coffee all blended into a highly drinkable and flavorful glass. Full in the mouth. Delicious.