TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Black pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice int he nose. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, licorice and dark chocolate. Soft oak notes as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malt, burnt caramel and dark chocolate.
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend for my birthday. Pours darkest brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, raisin and some roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some raisin before a roasty finish.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml->snifter. Black with huge lite brown head. Aroma and taste have oak, vanilla, chocolate, anise, booze. Lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Good.
c0fein (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Firmabier
Black colour with a beautiful tan sticky head. Chocolate, liquorice, smooth. Very good.
tsd08460 (382) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, coffee, whiskey
Appearance: clear black, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey, coffee
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Dr_Fellini (984) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a pitch black color with a big creamy/frothy light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, roasted malts, anice. Flavor is a bit too smoky for my liking. Thick and creamy, with a lingering whiskey smoke. Ok, but not a fan of the smoke.
chadmasontx (28) - - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, not aged. Dark black with thin khaki head. Coffee and roasted malt favors. Needs some aging; was a little hot. Very decent RIS, but for being BBA, not quite enough boozy flavor for my taste.
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AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Champps Americana in Brookfield. Black pour with a little beige head. Aroma has bourbon chocolate with some oak. Taste is of dark chocolate, vanilla, some anise, some oak. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol is quite hidden. Finishes slightly more sweet than bitter. Nice solid barrel aged brew.15.2
cbfobes (2801) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at 2015 GTMW, pours black with a thin brown head, the aroma has a good amount of chocolate and roast, a bit of vanilla as well, the flavor has a roasty front end with some chocolate and vanilla in the finish, mouthfeel is a little bit thin but still decent, some coffee shows through too, not bad.
Travlr (17668) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at GTMW. Pitch black color, brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of tobacco, burnt espresso, dark chocolate. Taste is rich roasty vanilla, coffee, cocoa. Delicious.