robinvboyer (3529) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
jet black pour, but not as thick as i was expecting, but still quite nice. Not much carbonation, and little to no head. Aroma is loaded with bourbon, and it adds such a wicked vanilla to the aroma. Lots of chocolate, espresso, molasses, raisins, and dark fruit. Flavour is very very smooth, and a tad boozey. Again, loads of bourbon vanilla notes along with more of the same from the aroma. Just an amazing sipper of a beer, i loved it.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Molasses caramel and roasty aroma. Chocolatety notes. Malty caramel chocolatety flavor. Bourbon notes. Creamy and smooth. Medium bodied. Decent beer. Drinkable.
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks mes! If gods would make engine oil out of ambrosia, this would be it!! this is black gold. Aromas of bourbon, dark bitter chocolate, black truffles, gone off treacle, burnt sugar, and cardamom. This has such complex flavours itís hard to pin-point. and iíve resigned myself to enjoying it rather than wrecking my brain and taste-bud! this is just devine. really liked the lingering blood (iron) aftertaste, but thatís just me..
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Araucuna. Enjoyed at Noog4. Dark black maple pour. The aroma has molasses, sassafras, caramelized sugars, cola and wood. Fairly complex. The flavor is Big! Deep caramelized molasses, wood, alcohol, bourbon, light butter, and all blended together in an enjoyable way. Creamy slick mouth feel. Good stuff.
bhensonb (12449) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 oz / 375 ml bottle; a solitaire at Monument in Concord. Very dark brown color with ruby notes in the depths. A vigorous tan head that didnít last long. Anise, dark roasted malt, bourbon/vinous, plums, and arguably a lot more. A little heat is noticeable. It is a bit tarry, has wood, near burnt malt, espresso, cooked plums. Oak seems to develop with time. A tad rough, but quite a taste treat.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle-pours a retaining thin brown head with good retention for alcohol and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/some chocolate, sharp-acidic, wood-bourbon, tar, some dark fruit. Smells awesome but occasional for my preference. Taste is first carbonation on the tongue with a hops bite, then dark malt-licorice/some chocolate/coffee, sharp-acidic, wood-bourbon, tar, some dark fruit. Occasional, but nice.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Amazing. Simply amazing. Found this one standing alone at Monument Liquors. Poured brown, less viscous than its predecessor. Very oaky flavor - reminded me of Dark Knight. Almost a bourbon nose. Very smooth, with notes of chocolate, vanilla, oak, wood and a little wisp of alcohol. Quite amazing - drink at cellar.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
375ml Bottle @ Monkís Cafe. Blackish pour with a light tan head. Aroma is a wonderful bourbon-oak-vanilla mix with some chocolate and barrell essence. Flavor has a really nice combination of oak and vanilla with bourbony-coffee, chocolate, and some darker fruit maybe? Really smooth and nice mouthfeel. I was surprised how much more I liked this beer over the regular Old Viscosity - I was thinking that this would need more time based on the heavy alcohol taste in the standard version but this is smooth and delicious. Another great PP/LA beer from Tomme!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, draft and bottled again. I love this beer. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is chocolate malt, bourbon, and oak. A great flavor of dark fruit raisin, bourbon, woodiness, and sweet malt. The abv is well in balance. I would absolutely drink this every chance i got.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate: Bottle thanks Brad, jesus mate, you ROCK.
Thick oily and viscous with an excellent tan head. It certainly has the right name. Aroma - full on bitter chocolate. Probably a little too much bourbon. Excellent liquorice, loads of caramel and dark fruit and some superb bitterness right at the top. Some pepper too but over all itís all about a full selection of special, booze ridden chocolates. Flavour - stunning. Full on in every way. Hardcore alcohol, barrel, chocolate, burnt malt, treacle toffee, excellent spice and bitterness with tons of sugary sweetness from the alcohol. This is a MASSIVE beer. If you let it rest in your mouth, some amazing fruit and coconut appears. Huge bitter and alcoholic finish that lasts for a considerable time. In fact it coats the mouth until you lick it off. A behemoth of a beer. Completely over the top but for once I like it. Thanks again Brad!