mcberko (14401) - 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.
gunnfryd (14117) - 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.
Benzai (14103) - 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!
bhensonb (14090) - 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.
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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.
Ratman197 (13272) - 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.
argo0 (13235) - 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.
Lubiere (12878) - 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.
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Boozy bourbon with some nice dark fruit and roasted malts. Deep maroon with a rich beige head. Bourbon and boozy, dates and dark fruit and some chocolate. Very decent and great value.
bu11zeye (12717) - 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.