Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with a medium off-white head, which leaves a few streams of lacing. Aroma is vanilla, maple syrup, and bourbon. Taste is smooth; chocolate, some vanilla and maple characteristics, aligned with some oak and bourbon. Not too shabby. Surprised that it is an ESA. Pretty sure this is in the stout family.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in the USA....... Pours black with a small tan head and some spider lacing. Aroma of vanilla, molasses, malts and wood. The taste is of dark malts, caramel, vanilla and a hint of bourbon. Mouthfeel is smooth and sweet and finishes with a very mild dryness. Overall, this strong ale is incredibly easy to drink and you donít taste the 9%.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
TAP: Caramel, malt, vanilla, some milk chocolate in there, somewhat sweet. This is an excellent beer.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla on the nose, oaky aromas with hints of chocolate. Pours black with a thin tan head. Mild chocolate flavor, big vanilla and oak flavor, smooth, sweet malts with a good creamy flavor.
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very dark with a foamy light tan head and excellent lacing.mildly hoppy aroma with a touch of licorice and oaky vanilla notes. very thick and creamy mouthfeel and had great oakey dryness balanced with roasted flavors of molasses and a touch of chocolate. thanks to bonner for sharing this while the eagles beat the giants to get into the nfc championship!
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Dark black and silky, with little head. Strong licorice-based aroma, but the first sip is fairly restrained ... moderate strength, hint of smoke, licorice, dark fruit. (#3482, 11/2008)
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. Pours a very dark brown with fisheye bubble tan head. Aroma notes of anise, raisin, and alcohol. Nice roasty flavors, oak, dark rum soaked fruits, molasses. Very tasty brew. Exactly what I imagine dragons milk to taste like. Great name.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Second Cellar Reduction. Pours tan head and dark brown body. Roasty and choclate aroma with coffee and milk chocolate flavor.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black, clear color with a small, white head. Lacing is average. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and a slight hint of wood. Lively carbonation to begin, then a slick finish. Tastes include chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Not what I expected, but not a bad beer either.
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 22 oz bottle another fine product from new Holland. chocolate flavor is pronounced and this beer is probably best on the warmer side then colder. Great balance of flavor and the 9% ABV is very well hidden.