Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours black with a circle of brown foam. Aroma is very smooth roasted malt, some cinnamon, booze is presnet in a complex and delicious way. Taste is roasted mat, delicious delicate savory light bourbon. Very very nice, complex, interesting, surprisingly smooth, some chili burn, awesome. if anything, slightly too much cinnamon.
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Huge thanks for this one man!! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and great lacing. Sweet cinnamon apple pie, cocoa, coffee, light roast, some pie crust, pepper, and vanilla. Taste is rich dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, somewhat earthy, cinnamon, nutmeg, and spice with a rich chocolate finish and a bit of chili heat. Full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. So decadent and delicious. Amazing.
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at city beer. Pours pitch black with dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coconut, slight whiskey, cinnamon and marshmallows. Taste is similar with a pleasant alcohol burn. Outstanding beer
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BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2015 Bottle from trade, 2014 batch with black wax. Pours incredibly black, inky, viscous, and ends up with a finger and a half of dark brown head, creamy looking, too. Incredible aroma of sweet chocolate and cinnamon, spicy rye whiskey, very very faint peppers, vanilla, roasted marshmallows. It’s like cinnamon s’mores with whiskey, though the whiskey supports rather than overpowers the smell. Flavor follows with awesome cocoa powder and cinnamon, vanilla whiskey notes, ever so slight spice and warmth that lingers from a combination of the peppers and the alcohol. Thick and viscous, though not syrupy, low carbonation but enough bubbles to keep things thick, and very rich with a slightly roasty dry finish. I was expecting more whiskey on this one, but it melds into the beer so well. Seems very much worth the hype here. Incredible beer, though still takes a back seat to DB Huna for me.
umich03jm (2761) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Pitch black pour with very little head. Aroma is strong cinnamon cookies, chocolate fudge, cookie dough and a hint of whiskey. Cinnamon and whiskey take over the taste with some cookie dough ice cream, chocolate, and light chili pepper as well. Medium body but the mouthfeel is not as smooth as it should be. Awesome stuff even with the slightly rough mouthfeel.
Iphonephan (4427) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of cloves, oak and whiskey. Boozy finish.
solidfunk (5254) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazingly balanced. Comes together excellently. Great integration of barrel. Lost of musky roast in here with some smoke, dark chocolate and cinnamon. Pours black with great mocha head and lacing. Bitter finish. Wonderful stuff. Balance is incredible and it certainly has that extra zing of originality. Had a taste of this at Snallygaster thanks to Noodleuser I think who saved a little from the sell-out ruch.
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2014. Thanks to noodleuser! Poured a pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was dark, bitter, roasted malts, some barrel character. Flavor was extremely dark chocolate notes , some humidor notes, cedar almost? interesting. intense.
Westchesterco (1380) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the snallygaster in dc it is a dark brown color with an ecrue head. The aroma is bourbon and cinnamon raisin toast. The taste is luscious dark Godiva chocolate. Yummy
suprchunk (2600) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is big chocolate. Little pepper.