DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery at City Beer in SF. This is probaby the best beer I’ve ever had. Pours a dark brown almost black and smelled of molasses and anise with a hint of chocolate. Looks like it was aged awhile. It was incredibly smooth on the palate and just a malt lovers delight. Tobacco, chocolate, and molasses dominted the flavor. I need to find another bottle of this. WOW!!!
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, maple, bourbon, and light vanilla. Flavor was rich & thick with chocolate, molasses, maple, bourbon notes and subtle vanilla. Smooth texture, full body,soft carbonation.
beertholomeus (1238) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce, molasses, maple syrup and caramel aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, soy sauce, licorice molasses flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and molasses finish.
PMgep (156) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old rating from 2013, on tap at Midnight sun. Big and strong, really dark colour, smooth full taste. Wonderful.
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours deep brown black like dirty motor oil and shows a dark khaki tight head that fades to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is red wine oak charred bourbon licorice dark bitter chocolate faint toffee maple some yeast. Taste more red wine licorice yeast dark bitter chocolate mellow oaked char bourbon, very complex reminesinte of Abyss. Palate is full oily dry. Big thanks to Hannont!
thorongil2 (1766) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small, brown head; aroma of roast, chocolate; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to glass. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is toasty. Taste is smooth, maple, bourbon. Really good.
Damico (2948) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as thick dark black as described with just a fantastic huge creamy dark cocoa brown head. Aroma brings some molasses and maple for sure, brown sugar, leather, red wine, and some smoky malts. The flavor is rich, complex, and delicious with big cocoa, red wine, smooth and sweet whiskey, and a bitter smooth cocoa ending.
JBPortland (1205) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil NYC, pours oily black brown with a finger of dark brown head. Nose is awesome, rich roasty dark bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, char, coffee, bourbon. Palate is heavy on the charred chocolate, burnt brownie, bourbony vanilla, dark fruity molasses, some subtle oak. Finishes bitter, big and roasty, some semi sweet dark fruity cacao, nutty molasses, some maple sweetness. Great.
AirForceHops (4670) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer last evening. 2014 vintage. Great looking thick mocha head sitting on top a pitch black liquid. Aroma is rich with molasses, maple sugar, chocolate and mild barrel.
The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and creamy. Lots of molasses up front turning into dark fruits and maple before ending on very mild whiskey barrel. After drinking half a snifter the warming of the alcohol gets nice, warms the belly. I enjoy huge stouts… this is my JAM!!!
Glad I have another bottle in my cellar thanks to SHIG!
WillRunForBeer (1490) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours nearly black with a beautiful milk chocolate head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, maple. Nice full mouth with dark chocolate, oak, molasses. Bourbon, oak and molasses in the finish.