50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Matt’s pad. Dark brown pour with a small brown head. Berry aromas. Dark malts, muted chocolate, raspberry, and mild expresso notes. A little light in the body.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Deep dark brown pour, slightly oily consistency with a fairly modest head. Strong but subtle aroma, deep chocolate malts and sweet barrel with the honey from Event Horizon and added berry richness. Impressively, it doesn’t come across as excessively sweet or boozy. Mouthfeel is really nice, though it could even be a bit fuller and bolder. But the flavors kick ass, with fresh, young berries contrasting so nicely with the oaky tannins and deep chocolate. I wish I’d stocked up when I had the chance.
adamjackson (1762) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, coffee colored head
Smells like a field of berries with fresh roasted espresso and "gusho". Smells a lot like DFH’s bitches brew
Wow. Special. Lots of berries, plenty of roastiness and some oak char. Maple sap and milkiness.
Heavy body, goes to smoothly, roast oomph at the finish
timfoolery (1070) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Justin. Thanks bro! Aroma had more of the raspberry smell and a significant amount of chocolate, while the taste was more bitter with more subtle raspberry. I really liked this one. Great beer.
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Dodgrblu (471) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, flavor is as described on the bottle. Reminds me of fruit flavored coffee; not in a good way.
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SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
children, horrid brats .. . . deep brown .. mild head, lacing is decent .. . tar, charcoal and mild burnt barrel .. . a very mild barreled beer, good though .. . . we waste a lot of time tying our shoes,” said Mr. Crocker today … “Sometimes they come untied and we have to stop and tie them up again."
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is great raspberriy roasted malty fruity sweet and very fresh. Flavor is stouty roasted sweet fruity a bit boozy astringent and bitter. Nice longlived bitter finish.
Leighton (8786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - many thanks to Bruce! Pours black-brown with a modest, foamy head. Dark chocolate in the nose, notes of raspberry. Medium sweet flavor with lightly tangy burnt wood, char. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more dark chocolate, light dry and bitter raspberry, some bittersweet cocoa. Burnt toast. Good.
Lukaduke (1498) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich black color with a trace of khaki foam. On the nose its got a nice dose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and some berry sweetness peaking through. The palate is well balanced with a sweet molasses, roasted chocolate and just enough traces of bourbon, fresh raspberry and vanilla to really bring it all together. Nice Beer...
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Black colour, beige head. sweet roasty malty chocolate berry fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has a good roasted maltiness with chocolate, dark fruit and rasperries in the finish.