bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brn/blk with a slight dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolaty treacle with bourbon/vanilla. Whiskey even. It is full + bodied. Flavor is really dark treacle, bourbon in significant amount, alcohol/whiskey to be included, and maybe a slight touch of smoke. The flavors are complex and amazing. It is extremely tasty. Incredible.
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL bottle. Black body with a medium khaki head. Smells of heavy roasted malt. A little bourbon. Oak. Dark fruits. Taste is very sharp. Lots of dark fruit. Heavy roasted malt. Sharp dark fruit. Bitter and acrid finish. High carbonation. Not really getting the hype here.
RRistow12 (720) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick khaki head. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa, caramel. Taste is mildly bitter with moderate sweetness. Flavors of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, toffee. Really don't get much if any of the Belgian yeast notes. Overall very well done.
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rxeight (2620) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Aroma is sweet oak, caramel. Taste is roasty malt, oak, slight bourbon, smoke date and raisin
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big vanilla whiskey coconut treacle marshamallow. Almost all about the barrel, but as the abv is under control - that’s not a bad thing. Smooth, warming - a treat.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black.Maria Aroma and taste are chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruits.
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. Nice bourbon trail.
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a light beige head. Aroma is honey, bourbon, graham cracker, chocolate, caramel. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, complex on the palate with a slightly sweet, boozy finish. Taste is bourbon, dates, chocolate, Graham cracker, honey.
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet marzipan and vanilla boozy chocolate notes. Jet black brown with a nice brown head. Sweet, dark fruit and dark chocolate with a nice silky cocoa finish. As it warms graham cracker and honey.
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Trevor at Belgium Chimipalooza, cheers. ’Belgian style imperial stout’ from Alaska. Lightly lacing, pale brownish beige, creamy head over a black beer with chestnut edges. Aroma of chocolate sauce, baked banana, fig, coffee liqueur and slight coffee grounds, vanilla, dates, whisky, raisin, leather. Sweet onset, some banana, raisin, date but balanced with a beefy umami accent and a softly sourish undercurrent, softish carbo, thick, oily and slick caramelly malt body quickly turning deeply chocolatey, some yeasty spiciness here and there, toasted bittering ending along with peppery hops and warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Along the same lines as Weyerbacher’s Tiny but ’cleaner’ and more chocolatey.