Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a very thin head. Mostly just film. Some bourbon in the aroma but it really just sits on top of what is essentially a strong porter with loads of roasty malt. All I get from the flavor are generic strong porter notes with just enough bourbon and oak to make this beer stand out a step from the crowd. Perfectly adequate.
Nucci (21) - cullowheee, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black body with no head. Smells and taste delicious, reminds me of the forest.
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Chocolate color. Smells like bread. Tastes like tastes like oak and chocolate.
I like it, makes me feels warm inside.
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber shared with the Fight Night Drinking Crew supplied by broncoman, thanks Darin. Pours deep brown/black with a small off white head. Very slight aroma, only slight notes of roastiness and perhaps a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied with average carbonation that is smooth and highly drinable. Flavor is stronger then the aroma with notes of oak, roastiness, vanilla and a touch of charcoal. This beer is dark and smooth much like the guy who supplied it.
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with off-white head. Nose is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is almost all coffee. There is some smoke and some chocolate coming through as well. This beer was decent, but nothing to get excited about. Iíd recommend this.
pineypower (2661) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Darren for bringing this one to Dmacís. Pours out black with a thin fading white head. Not much on the aroma, maybe a little sweetness and earth overall a rather weak aroma. Taste however makes up for the lack of aroma. Complex yet very smooth, nice earthy notes blend with some chocolate, roast and earthy oak flavors. Very creamy mouthfeel, and dangerously drinkable. Solid
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown/black with a thin head. Smell of oak, and roasted coffee and smoke. Very stout-like in aroma and flavor, not much like an ale. Taste was lightly sweet and bitter, with creamy palate. Good beer.
sunevdj (3353) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a diminishing off-white head. Smells of caramell and toffee. Very sweet with toffee aromas. Some alcohol notes. Also hints of toasted, sugared almonds. Very full bodied. Long toasted. nutty finish. Good.
bigtaster (744) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown to black with a thin head. This beer smells much like a stout with roasted malt and some chocolate notes. Thereís also a hint of vanilla. The flavor is dark roasted caramel malts with coffee and chocolate in there. Full bodied and creamy with enough hops so satisfy.
bleeng (1562) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 22 oz bottle. Dark black no head. Nose is light, a bit alcoholic with a slight alcohol, bourbon nose. taste has a moderate bourbon background, with a smooth, milky, body. Overall body is a bit thin which rates this beer lower than it should be. 4/11: This seemed to have a much better flavor profile than the previous rating. Very good.