Tmoney99 (10467) - 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.
gunnfryd (10263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is dry, cacao, coffee. flavour is dry, fruit, dried fruits, cacao, coffee, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
99% black with a thin tan head that settles quickly to leave minimal delicate lacing. Aroma of bourbon, wood and alcohol. Flavor has bourbon from start to finish that almost masks the beer taste - malts come through only in the beginning. Over the top.
Lubiere (9789) - 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.
Ratman197 (9542) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, rocky, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hop (grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, prune, date, and toffee. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a spicy finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Mondial de la BiŤre, Strasbourg - a dark black beer with a long lasting beige foam; toasted chocolatey aroma with notes of bourbon wood and vanilla; very sweet and full-bodied; the finish is very lactic with residual sugars, notes of licorice and vanilla
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Ann Arbor. Dark brown appearance with a small tan head. Oaky, toffee, vanilla, caramel malty, rich aroma. Rich chocolate, thick caramel, big toffee, vanilla, oaky flavor. Oaky, toffee, caramel aftertaste. Great beer..
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Brewtopia. I have always wanted to try this(probably the name!). A nice dark brown pour with edges of dark red. This one smells sweet, roasted, toasted and some vanilla creeps in on the nose. The flavor was a bit of a let down. I get some chocolate and malts but I also get some weird flavor and mouthfeel hit me. A bit too toasty for my likes and strikes me as a porter more than a ESA . Alcohol is hidden pretty well.
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks! Very dark ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Minimal lacing. Milk chocolate, oak and red wine aromas. The high ABV is very well-masked by rich, malt flavors with traces of oak and vanilla. Nicely hopped. Full-bodied and astringent with lively carbonation. Lengthy, tangy, dry finish. This beer is world class and a bit underrated IMO.