kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice flavorable beverage, but I found it a little ’thin’ on flavor. the oak age was nice and was similar to a fine wine. I just prefer to see this as a russian Imperial at about 10% and it would be right up my ally!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Had a strong recommendation to buy this one and found it pretty underwhelming. Kind of a disappointing base beer, and the taste combined day old coffee with generic chocolate, with barely any barrel character.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is both sweet and dry with butter scotch, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and molasses. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is right for the style. Overall this is good but a touch too acidic.
Palidor19 (3167) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
strong flavor. nice balance of mocha aroma and a medium thick palate. has a slight acidic feel at the end. lots of complexity all around.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. from Grain and Vine) Very, very dark brown with 1/4" of tan head. Nose is sweet and woody with underlying chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth and milk-shakey. Weepy rings and a syrupy film of lacing melt away along inside of glass. Flavor of wood, chocolate, coffee and molasses with a slight ABV burn. Sweet, tasty, not super complex but good.
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a thin tan lace. Nose is light vanilla, roast, cocoa, plastic but not much going on. Thin, light coffee and vanilla, light roast. A little
thin for the style but still better than expected. A tad syrupy but no diacetyl noted which is a first for anything ive ever had brewed at Shipyard. From Carl’s rating it sounds like the draft was not as lucky.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles. Roasty malts, chocolate, vanilla notes, light coffee. Pretty flavorful. Pretty light aroma considering the multiple flavors going on. lighter mouthfeel than expected. Good flavor, body & aroma could be beefed up
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share with OmegaX
Appearance - Black body, thin caramel head
Aroma - Vanilla, oak, chocolate, coffee, coconut, almonds
Taste - Smooth vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, earthy, burnt popcorn
This was a pretty damn good beer, the coffee flavor wasn’t really intense but just enough to be enjoyed - not really overpowering. All in all very mellow and delectable as it warms up.
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big thanks to Chipalsa for sharing this. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. There were plenty of nice aromas here. I got a lot of coconut, some anise, chocolate, dense coffee, sweet vanilla, almond joys, some alcohol, and coconut rum. Woah. The pour was a typical dark brown body with a tan head. Medium bodied. I tasted a lot more oak in there than I thought I would. Some roasty campfire notes too. Semi-sweet with some straight up coffee and chocolate notes, too. Carbonic. Great stuff.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-pours black with a brown head. Aroma is Anise/cocoa-dark malt, wood, 2nd earthy hops. Occasional. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, wood.