FaithHealer1 (358) - - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a brownish black, small brown head. Aroma is wonderful - chocolate, coffee, hop spice and plenty of bourbon and vanilla. Taste is similar, lovely roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, whack of bourbon, but the interplay with the beer is really nice - the bourbon’s not too overpowering, it’s just right. Long coffee bitterness to finish. Seriously good.
allmyvinyl (1912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, booze, tar, dark fruit. Lots going on. Taste brings a woody note, dark chocolate sweetness, roasty bitter lingering finish. Lovely.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the Grand Tasting- thanks again, James! Pours a deep brown with amber highlights and a small off-white ring for a head. Notes of roasted malts, tobacco, brown sugar, oak, bourbon, marshmallow, and coconut. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty mouthfeel. Good, but fell a little short of expectations.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 660mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thanks jtclockwork for the share. Pours clear cola with mocha foam. Nose is waxy dark chocolate bar, dry cured Moroccan black olive. Taste is bitter chocolate, Moroccan black olive. Spicy, melted dark chocolate palate. Nice.
deyholla (5917) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by James at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and bread with only a light roast and bourbon. Flavor has bitter dark grains and roasted malts with bourbon coming through for a bit of sweetness.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #150. Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark roasted malts, whiskey, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
italarican (1383) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared by jtmuffwork at the RBWG grand tasting. Tastes nutty and imperial with plenty of bourbon. Slight ethanol hotness and nice wood finish. Light body that somehow works with all that’s going on.
jtclockwork (6932) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle I brought to the Grand Tasting in Asheville RBWG. Thanks to Colin for the bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, light ashy chocolate malt, roasted coffee and touch of warming alcohol. Full bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates, figs, and prunes with licorice, oak, and bourbon. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, vanilla and oak, bourbon, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @home. Pours black, vanilla on the nose with a warming hint of whisky and a slight spice hint. Chocolate and berry fruits with some coffee and a sweetness right at the very end. Fantastic.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a thick tan head which clears quick. Aroma of rich chocolate, sweet malt and some roast aroma. Flavour of more chocolate, coffee, some hop character but only slight but very boozy. Finishes with a salty lingering richness