lightbias (210) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours into a stout almost black, small, khaki head. Dark chocolate, coffee, and dried cherries. Not very boozy, despite the high ABV. Great beer! Will look for it again.
dlovell2 (994) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma, with coffee, vanilla, cocoa and booze. Big roasted malt with coffee, vanilla and dark unsweetened cocoa. Finishing with oak and booziness.
Maxbier (496) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Thin brown head. Slightly boozy roasted chocolate and red wine barrel aroma. Taste is roasty red wine oaky. Finish is slight bitter dark chocolate and wine.
conway (1773) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark cola with no head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Taste is heavy on the coffee. Rich thick mouthfeel. Good.
John25 (788) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bourbon coffee chocolate sweet vanilla but light. Very sugary and sweet. Smooth feel.
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jsquire (3614) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a foamy beige head. Big rich coffee and and chocolate nose. Very smooth, oily mouthfeel. Great melted chocolate, sweetened coffee, subtle bourbon and rich dark fruit flavors. Very nice sipping beer not overpowered by the barrel.
Dogbrick (8902) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Aces & Ales Tenaya. Opaque brown-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate, charred malt, black licorice and coffee. The finish is roasty with a lingering malty aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. The pour is a dark dark brown, not quite black with some ruby or garnet showing through. There is a small darker khaki head that fades down, just leaving a ring. The aroma is very strong on a barrel presence. I love the roasted malt and a beautiful dark fruit and licorice. The flavor is just as good. It's more based on the malts and dark fruits. The coffee isn't really apparent until the back end. I love the woodiness and the subtle vanilla. The mouth feel is thick and creamy, with a medium carbonation and a lingering roasty aftertaste that is part coffee, part malt, and all delicious
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ebone1988 (281) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is bourbon barrel, dark dried fruit, some coffee. Appearance is dark dark dark brown, tan head. Taste is sweet, dried fruit, bourbon barrel, coffee, lots going on here. Mouthfeel is real thick, nice carbonation, oily. Overall, quite well done.
Travlr (14159) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Vegas, baby! Hotel tasting. Very dark maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of huge roast, stewed figs, raisins, vanilla. Nice chewy body. Good stuff.