ACHops (926) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Uber. Pours thick inky black with medium dark cocoa colored head. Aroma is super dark roasty malt, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, port, molasses, soy sauce. Taste is similar: charred dark malt dominates with big chocolate flavor as well. Canít say Iíve even tasted tobacco in a beer before, but itís there, maybe a note. Plenty of molasses, but I donít get any maple syrup here. Really big beer. Boozy, and the port definitely stands out, but minimal bourbon or barrel-aged notes. Quite good, but a notch below Abyss or Parabola.
markextrae (1886) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle in a trade, thanks a lot matt!! shared it with two friends. poured a deep dark colour with a nice small mocha head, with a nice lacing on the side. dark chocolate, molasses, plums, hints of maple sweetness, not a lot of bourbon but itís there. dark chocolate soaked fruits. char, nice thick syrup mouthfeel.
gEUS (1394) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660 ml bottle - shared with kraddel and dennoma, courtesy of spdyfire80something - Thanks Bryan C. Turner!. Pours dark brown to black with a nice deep purple hue. Steady head, creamy foam. Incredible lacing.. Intense liquorice aroma, slight molasse, but lots of chocolate and cacao. Nice stout! Alcohol and bourbon hidden fairly well.
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. This one was kind of a disappointment. All barrel. Touch of maple aroma.
Errl (1944) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle...Pour is dark black with thin fading head...Nose is maple, dry, barrel, oak, bourbon...Taste is roast, dry, oak, maple, bourbon..
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a small foamy dark brown head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was coconut, slick oily malts, anise, bourbon, brown sugar and marzipan. The flavor was port wine, bourbon, coconut, anise, chocolate syrup, vague fruity hops, bread dough and marzipan. Very long finish. Very full, thick and smooth body. Outstanding!
furthur (361) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour. Black black black body, espresso colored skiff of foam. Aroma is sorghum molasses, soy, prune, licorice, bourbon, ginger cookies. Taste is bourbon, molasses, raisin, crack seed plum, ginger, big vanilla and bitter black malt ending. Palate is thick and chewy, subdued carbonation. Six months in the cellar have done good things for this beer. I wish I had another to leave for a year. Molasses still dominates, but soy is more subdued, fruity flavors coming out.
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours thick black with big tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate roast, maple, oak, and bourbon. Taste is very right bitter roast and sweet oak and booze. extremely nice BA stout
Palme (3605) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From trade with jbuddle, sampled from the 0.65l bottle @ Top Hops (BA) Bottle Share. Oh, itís REALLY deep dark and near jet black in the glass this one! It has a nice medium sized deep dark brown head on top. A lovely nose with lots of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a strong warming sweetness. Superb. A bit dry on the flavor initially, as I expected lots of sweetness. I get traces if both cardboard (in a strange good way), lots of chocolate, deep vanilla and lots and lots of wood! Dry cocoa and salty licorice lingering in the finish. Itís soft and prickling on the bubbles and thick, viscous and chewy in the mouth. An amazing beer. 15.06.2013
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour is black with a beauty of a thin lacing head. The aroma is bourbon and molasses. The taste is light on the bourbon, and big on the toffee. Big and thick, nice drinking big stout.