keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: The body is a nice pitch black with no head, rather a very thin and clean brown ring.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of oak with brandy and bourbon, on a second smell I pick up some chocolate and dark fruit notes. This is complex and begs to be dissected.
Taste: Whoa this is very complex, right away the fruits and thick syrupy chocolate intertwine while some brandy is noted, though mostly on the finish. The mid-taste is malty with only light hints of oak near the finish, with a mild burn of alcohol on the finish.
Palate: Thick and syrupy with just a light tingle.
Overall: This is an excellent sipping beer that has amazing complexity to it that begs to be drank slow. This is similar to sipping a fine cognac, enjoy slowly.
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Looks like Coca-Cola with no head. A couple small bubbles, maybe. Sticky toffee & caramel candy aroma with light fudge, molasses, raisins, figs, mild anise, & brown sugar in the aroma. Boozy, lots of brandy & alcohol that stings the nostrils. Very, very sweet, too. Taste is the same way. Boozy. Sweet. Huge amount of residual sugars. Dat brewing efficiency. Fusel heat, molasses, faint char & roast, cocoa dust black licorice, burnt caramel. Seems Serpentís Stout is more relevant on the palate. A bit of raisin, brandy, brown sugar, toffee, anise, & char in the finish. Lingering heat from the booziness, leaves a sticky coating on your teeth. Not bad but really too boozy & sweet to enjoy in any decent quantity.
kevinsenn (1076) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Janeís Beer Store, Mountain View. Boozy marshmallow dark fruit aroma. Similar taste. Very nice.
Vells (669) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely huge brew, but kinda dint worked out for me.. Moderate roasted malts, licorice, dried fruits, bourbon, choco, wood, vanilla. Its quite complex, but in same time too monolith, even boring. Mostly sweet with moderate bitterness. Nice sipping beer, but I prefer each of two brews in this one separate.
HopRedHead (354) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with an oily slick and no head. Big aroma of rum and raisins, molasses and dark fruits. Very sweet. Taste has lots of cherries, fig and bubblegum. Low carb makes this really syrupy. Bit too sweet for me but still enjoyable.
AWISLguy (1290) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle from Andersonville Wine & Spirits, cellar aged 4 months and shared with ck1. Pours is almost black, with light ruby highlights. WOW!, aroma has chocolate and cherries and vanilla. The bourbon is a bit understated in the taste; just smooth chocolate, caramel and molasses, with touches of fruit. Very, very nice! 17.1
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Donít know why I havenít had this sooner. Pours black with only a wisp of bubbles around the edge. Delicious bourbon nose, toffee, dark fruits, and oak. Body is thick and surprisingly smooth. Stout flavors meld well with the barrel aging. Very very nice.
CObiased (20) - - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sipped from a tulip glass. Pours thick and looks just like coffee. The nose is rich with roastiness, malt, mushrooms and mahogany notes. The layers of flavors are numerous with espresso, oak, cocoa, dates and rich brown booze. Wow this beer is beyond the limits
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is dark fruit, light smoke, toffee, vanilla, taste is sweet, chewy, toffee, bourbon, fruity.
BarrelAged1991 (2) - - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wine glas, bought a bottle at slijterij paauwenburg, Vlissingen, The Netherlands.
Great taste of strong coffee and sweet Caramel. Very complex with a nice hoppy flavour at the end!
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Super American strong ale. Nice barrel aging qualities this was very tasty