bhensonb (13612) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Very dark brown color (some garnet) with a fine, high beige head. Aromas of dark roast malt and chocolate? Also dark stone fruit. Medium plus body with near creamy carbonation. A mild ale partaking of some aspects of stout and porter - like I think I taste coffee. There’s a touch of wood. Finishes towards astringent, with very decent bitter to counteract the malt. Wood seems to bite a bit as time goes on.
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Walter. Pours reddish black with ever present tan head. Nose of candi sugar, oak, raisin, rum, butterscotch candy and caramel. Taste is creamy butterscotch, rum raisin, caramel malt, toffee, oak and candi sugar. Solid all around beer.
Tmoney99 (13070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got lucky and found a bottle in Indiana. Dark red amber with medium head. Aroma and flavor very complex with a malty sweet cherry, vanilla and grapefruit with a strong acidic finish. First of style and I will try more.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, thanks pailhead) Big rocky beige head that leaves nice lacing, atop a brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, bourbon, cola. Taste is medium sweet, sour (infection?), grape/vinous, oak, some bourbon, light vanilla. Effervescent medium body.
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured an opaque blak with a small disapating brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, oak and a hint of bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of oak, vanilla, a bit of bourbon, hint of carmel, roasted malt and brown sugar with a lingering sweet finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with burgundy edges and small beige head. Aroma of vinous, chocolate, light roastiness, milk , and licorice. Flavor of chocolate, lactos, and light roastiness.
mcberko (12418) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of Ferris, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out bourbon barrels, roasted malt, and lactose. Flavour is incredibly smooth and complex, with bourbon, lactose, roasted malt and vanilla. Amazingly complex, with a silky smooth palate. ABV is completely well-hidden. Fantastic stuff.
Lubiere (12383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a milky and nutty chocolate with Nestle quick character. In mouth, a sweet chocolate malt, coffee, light licorice, warming alcohol, nice and smooth. Bottle at Mondial 2012, June 9 2012.
Benzai (12365) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [from trade with mista] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, some bourbon, a bit sweetish and a hint of vanilla. Taste malts, milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla, bourbon, initially sweetish flavours but bitter as well in the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 Bottle, thanks PotjeBier! Black colored. Malt, soft roast and abundant bourbon and vanilla in the aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor with bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Creamy, warming, Nice.