toxichop (322) - South Gate, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: black with a bit of a brown head that dispences to the edges. S: Smoke, molasses, tar, some wood and vanilla. T: Dark bitter chocolate, some honey sweetness, smoke, alcohol, bourbon and molasses. M: medium with some carbonation, this ends with some molasses and heat. O: Its ok.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB Snifter. 2012 vintage.
A: Pours a dark black color with some semi-transparent edges. A tan head forms on the pour and recedes quickly to a thin ring. Some splotchy lace is left behind.
S: Light bourbon up front with a malty sweetness. Caramel and milk chocolate are both present with a minimal heat to it. Strange for 8.5%. Some oak on the finish as well.
T: More sweet than the nose suggests. The milk chocolate and caramel notes coupled with some light vanilla definitely leads to the sweeter side of the spectrum. Some roasted malts in the body with a prominent bourbon characteristic displayed on the finish that is coupled with some oak barrel.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet on the finish.
O: I like the bourbon characteristics were present, but not overly alcoholic in nature. Probably due to the low ABV. Iím glad the heat in the nose didnít transfer to the taste. Overall a very solid beer.
Serving type: bottle
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle to Stone IRS tulip. Thick black pour with a foamy brown head. The head looks like the top of a cola from the side but looking straight down into the glass it reminds me of a rich, creamy chocolate milkshake. Sweet and boozy aroma that reminds me of dark chocolate covered nougat. The alcohol fragrance is there but it comes across more as chocolate liqueur than whiskey. Taste is very similar to the smell with a little more roast and a bright, but not overly prominent burst of hops. This is extremely well balanced in every aspect. All of the flavors are there but none outdoes the other. Even the booze finish is warming and clean like a good vodka. Medium full in the mouth. I was expecting more whiskey flavor but Iím impressed with whatís in this glass.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I wasnít going to tell you this. Iíve been listening to the distress signal, and I, um, think I made a mistake in the translation.
I thought it said "liberate me" - "save me." But itís not "me." Itís "liberate tutame" - "save yourself." And it gets worse.
There - I think that says "ex inferis." "Save yourself... from hell." Look, if what Doctor Weir tells us is true, this ship has been beyond the boundaries of our universe, of known scientific reality. Who knows where itís been, what itís seen. Or what itís brought back with it.
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer really showcases honey and bourbon welli can see why it is rated so highly. Nose shows heavy bourbon with typical underlying vanilla and light molasses. You can sniff the honey out quite easily. Heavy on bitter chocolate. Taste is the right balance between chocolate, honey and bourbon. Bitterness and sweetness are both in check. Flows quite well. Booze is there with you. A touch grainy in the mouth feel but goes down fine with the shift carbonation. Really quite easy to drink with a sinister side to. It dies have that intensity I've cone to expect from bourbon barrelled beers. Good effort
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tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft..poured deep black with big brown head in tulip glass. the aroma was fantastic. lots of dark roasted malts, woody and alcohol. the flavor is more of the same just more intense. the malts and woody flavors mixed with hops and alcohol blend so well together. didnt get any of the honey but the sweetness undertones are well pronounced as well. another beer for the cellar.
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of smokey coffee, molasses and brown sugar. Pours black and thick with a lot of head. Taste is super sweet with chocolate caramel shining through. Liked this a lot.
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: † 2011 vintage. † Black, moderate brownish head, frothy, decent lacing. † Soft bourbon and sweet roasted malts on the nose. † Oh lordy, smooth rich roasted malts, heavy, with a soft layer of bourbon, coconut, and vanilla immediately after. † Robust, yet very smooth. † I was expecting more biting bitterness and heat, but its very subdued. † Drinks very easy. † As it warms the barrel aging takes over a bit. † This is a warming example. † Lingering graham cracker on the exit. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † Not real rich, but enough to prevent me from having to sip this one. † Still has some legs on it, feels a bit green despite being smooth. † Another year or two on this and I bet it would be sublime.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!Ö Pours coal black with a small, creamy, beige head. The bouquet furnishes a medley of dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses and coconut. Mega full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a mťlange of pouch tobacco, vanilla and molasses overlying a gentle nuance of toasted oak. Warming, chocolaty-sweet finish. A huge thanks goes out to Elliesbrown for shipping this beauty my way!
AdamJackson (2344) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours midnight black. Not very viscous in appearance. 1 finger coffee head faded fast. Smells like Damon. Very heavy on the vanilla, charred oak and bourbon notes. Hint of chocolate. Taste very sweet. Lots and lots of bourbon. Almost too much. The chocolate cookie dough taste is great with some espresso bean dry finish.