j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 27/34 courtesy of John at James’s 4k/5k/10k tasting. Pours a deep viscous black with very faint hints of a tan head around the edges. Light oxidization on the nose, big deep chocolate and cocoa, loads of sweet roast. Smells awesome. Big silky smooth mouthfeel with a load of chocolate, cocoa, and warm roast. Velvety, incredibly smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. Lingering roast. Wonderful.
dogfish120love (725) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a syrupy dark brown. Incredibly sweet. Aroma consists of chocolate, salt and some soy.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@5/10/4k Gathering-donated for RBWG-JAX but did not get to it so the NJ crew gets to try this. Pours still-black with plenty of sheeting. A-chocolate-dk malt. T-rich chocolate/nutty-dk malt, dk fruit-cherry, 2nd hop to balance. The sweetness just enough. Nice!
HighWine (842) - Whalesbro, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample pour at the brewery. Still almost black pour. Very viscous. Aroma of oak and port. Taste is sweet, syrupy and actually reminds me of fresh Triple Bock back in the day. Flavor is port wine, molasses, dark brown sugar, and a coffee finish. Nice. Well hidden ABV.
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
19% abv. Aroma of sweet black cherry, raspberry, and sweet roasted malt. Amazing flavor, sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, with a nice coffee con leche aftertaste. Warning Mouthfeel, very clean, no alcohol.