bytemesis (4733) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with hella thanks to MrH for spearing this whale and sending it to America! Pours opaque black with a small dark brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is heavy duty chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla. Flavor is all of that plus some molasses and anise, tons of vanilla and chocolate. Very sweet, light bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, very little sign of the massive ABV. More of a desert liquor than a beer really, but nice nonetheless.
barn0216 (514) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color, no foam. Aroma of vanilla, semi sweet chocolate, some alcohol. Sweet, tootsie roll chocolate, a dose of roasty bitterness, hint of maple. Alcohol not strongly present.
jcnielsen (2681) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty, thick malty syrupy flavors.
RobertDale (4333) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at SRBG 2014. Pours a thick black with a decent tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and dark fruit. Excellent.
crossovert (9446) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small bottle thanks bob. Just gooey black mass. HEavy sweetness and booze, oxidation setting in. ehh.
stoutnick (744) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black no head, still. Aroma is bright dark fruits, chocolate, spirit. Taste is so sweet! Sweet candied sauce. Low carbonation. Dark fruits bursting out. Mild spice, vanilla, bourbonish. Finish is is bit sickly. Overall, this is very much in the vein of the brew dog stouts - syrupy - which is far from my favourite example of the style.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Licorice, dark chocolate, plum, fig aroma. A bit goopy and sweet but fucking delicious, spicy, cinnamon / nutmeg, brown sugar, caramel, fig flavor. Lots of spiciness. Great beer.
jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBWG-GT-shared by RobertDale thanks!-disappearing brown-black. A-roasty/molasses-dk malt. T-follows. smooth/silky.
DrSilverworm (8647) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 11.2oz waxed bottle. 2013 bottle. Very dark brown color. Thin bubbly white head. Some dark chocolate, roast, coffee in the nose. Very nice big punchy flavor, some vanilla. Moderate sweet taste.. Light bitter. Hides alcohol exceptionally well. Light sticky texture. Bigger body, kind of chewy. Lots of people are saying sherry-like, I get some of that. Good stuff.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woodshed 3.0! Sample courtesy of BOLTZ7555, hot damn, thanks Jason. I have been wanting to try this since… years and years. Bottle pours with a dark mahogany looking body that supports a thin tan head. The modest aroma offers up chocolate, molasses, mild dark roasted maltiness, a slight burnt malt note and then more and more chocolate mixed with marshmallows. Aroma seems timid but pretty nice. The taste however isn’t timid and doesn’t mess around. I get smooth sweet residual sugar notes, smooth sweetened dark roasted malts, chocolate fudge brownie, rich nectar like chocolate goodness and molasses sweetened rich yummy coffee. Wow! This flavor is MONEY! This ends with me only wanting more as I get smooth slowing fading chocolate and nectar like residual burnt sugars with very little sense of the massive ABV. Goodness.