roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with no head out of bottle. Aroma of oak and chocolate. Taste of chocolate malt with an oak finish. Good beer.
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thebrymanosu (39) - - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like the fact that you can taste the base beer and can enjoy the malt complexity of the beer. Not overly boozy. I like this beer quite a bit.
Tformby (4) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super smooth with high intensity. Nice blend of srong London Ale , vanilla and hints of bourbon.
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has an intoxicatingly beautiful aroma of vanilla and bourbon. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Taste is actually very reminiscent of Firestone Walkers Velvet Merkin. Very excellent brew.
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Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At bottle shop during Scott’s birthday. Pours black nice thin head. Aroma is thin, but malt, nutmeg spice, bourbon, smooth. Very small milky note. Taste is nice smooth silky full bodied toasty warm.
sjohnny (429) - - DEC 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Really nice fruit, toffee, whiskey aroma. Pours very dark almost black with a dark tan head that fades quickly. Oak, dark fruit, molasses, vanilla. The flavors are really nice but it has a little harshness on the finish and itâ€™s lighter bodied than I would have thought from the aroma. Kind of thin. Overall a good beer that might be better with a little time on it.
Update 11-15-2014. A year mellowed this out and have it a richer flavor. Still kind of thin but much much better. Taste and overall would rate much higher.
bzoot (5) - Lake Jackson, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was one of the first winter warmers that I had ever tried. It is full of flavor and hits the spot every time
rosenbergh (8873) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From a trade with Rosebud butternuts. Thanks a lot Eric!
Dark brown almost black colour with a small frothy light tan head.
Berries, mild sourness, liquorice, mild maltiness and some whiskey sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is much easier than the complex aroma. Toasted malt, berries, mild sourness, some whiskey sweetness, woody dryness and mild hops in the aroma.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
brown, creamy tan head with moderate retention and a lot of lacing. bouron, oak, toast, vanilla, toffee, slight fruit. medium sweet and medium bitter. medium body, creamy feel, a bit warm.
ROGUE (2152) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with light ruby highlights and a two finger beige head that recedes to a ring. Aroma is toasted malt, chocolate, light vanilla and a hint of oak from the barrels. Taste has toasted malt, powdery chocolate, and vanilla as well as some residual sweetness, and lingering oak flavor. A bitterness builds towards the finish with a spicy aftertaste. A lighter body that is lightly carbonated.