onceblind (6064) - 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 (9998) - 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 (8402) - 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 (3035) - 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.
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I believe that this was bmanning’s bottle, thanks. Very cool beer.
Beer is black to brown and hazy at the corners with a thin tan head, no real lacing, moderate to low carbonation.
WHOA...brandy...liquor and malt. Very strong.
Beer is medium bodied and sweet with mild roast at the back. The liquor components in the mouth are there but it was much more obvious in the nose than the palate. Beer seems mildly hot. Drinkability is still quite good and I would recommend it and try it again, especially after a year.
Serving type: bottle
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2010, 03/05/2012. Pours deep and dark with tiny fizzy foam bubbles, practically no head. In the nose, rich mixture of chocolate, molasses, plum, roasted malt, light vanilla brandy, hot bourbon finish. Taste is still hot and boozy, molasses and sweet chocolate burned away by bourbon heat, followed by intense vanilla oak aftertaste, brandy sweetness on the tongue. Still, creamy and silky in the mouth, lovely. A classic, I would never turn this down.