callmemickey (3163) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black body, large dark chocolaty brown head, spotty lacing. Nose is complex with bourbon, vanilla, oak, molasses, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and tobacco. Flavor is similarly deep...impressively so. An abundance of semi-sweet malts: chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. And plenty of pleasant bourbon barrel note. Full bodied, smooth carbonation, slick on the tongue, surprisingly mellow heat. I was not expecting this to be this good.
rhsiung (905) - USA - FEB 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bomber @ mikkellerbar. little head, super creamy, roasty, boozy, bourbon & vanilla, chocolate. black as midnight.
Duchammer (96) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: poured a silky sludge black with a whispering auburn head. Aroma had blast of oak bourbon molasses dark stone fruit vanilla. Awesome flavors throughout the beer. Very balanced oak malt and wasn't overpowered with malt! Great beer
rouhlas (479) - GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of AntonFred. Black color with small brown head. Roasted malty aroma, alcohol chocolate, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic with chocolate and fruits again. Medium body oily with soft carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (11505) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanille und Kaffee im weichen Antrunk, vollmundig, massiv malzig. Die Bourbonnoten sind gegen das massive Malz nur nebensächlich, insgesamt daher rund. Weiterhin Kaffee, geringe Alkoholigkeit. Etwas trocken zum Ende, Kakao. 10/11/8/11/9/11
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in my hotel room. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy brown head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, figs, prunes, maple syrup, oak notes, earthy and spicy hops with light bourbon notes. Flavor is sweet and rich dark malt and fruits, dark chocolate, lightly bitter, light earthy hops and bitterness, bourbon notes, faint maple syrup and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. A substantial beer and a bit sweet for my liking.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a dark brown, copper hues. Small tan head fades to a ring. Aromas of dark berries, molasses, syrup, oak and vanilla. Taste is pretty sweet upfront with loads of molasses and syrup....almost a bit much before the oak, bourbon and vanilla come in...nice mellow alcohol warmth into the finish. Solid stuff.
Pliny_SR (32) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ City Beer Store on 2/3/15. Pours black as night with minimal brown head and some lacing. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Full bodied beer, but smooth as velvet. Palate is a luscious blend of molasses, bourbon, roasted malt, with hints of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. This beer should be enjoyed often, but slowly and in small quantities. The alcohol content is fairly hight, but well hidden in the flavor palate.
maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate darker brown head on there (with a fairly aggressive pour). Nose is quite roasty with some wood elements poking through along with dark fruit and hints of licorice. Taste is smooth and chocolatey with some roasty and whiskey elements to it. Really interesting beer.
liquidhedonism (236) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 22 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, malty, chalky, and boozy, with hints of chocolate, leather, tobacco, and prune juice. Taste/Palate: sweet, syrupy, and creamy; starts crisp, and finishes astringent and slightly tart.
julesjis (200) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is chocolatey and boozy. Aroma is boozy with a sweet-ish chocolate finish. The flavor is a bit too boozy for me but the chocolatey finish is pretty great!