Tmoney99 (12402) - 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.
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, reife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, Kaffee, reife Früchte, gering holzig, klasse!
jtclockwork (11782) - , 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.
Ratman197 (11748) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @Philly BeerFest III–pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is bourbon, sweet medium malt. Taste is bourbon, sweet medium malt-brown sugar. Again taste not up to aroma.
Lubiere (11586) - 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 (11307) - 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!
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
FAIL!!! Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville (I think). Cola brown pour with faint lacing and no head. Aroma of cream, coffee, chocolate and brown sugar. So far so good. Big oakiness in the taste, a hint of whisky, and definite notes of... rotting cabbage! Fairly strong too. Foul, and in a bad way. Drain pour today... I’ll re-rate next year’s batch.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, 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.