Barreras (1085) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark deep brown color with aroma of smoked malt. True roasted malt flavor with a mild burnt aftertaste that leaves a nice flavor on the palate. The oak barrels is recognizable but not overwhelming. A complex and flavorful beer that I recommend for the style.
maxwelldeux (3882) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with effectively zero head. Nose has some roasting and smokey notes to it. Taste is much smokier than the nose, but very tasty. Smooth drink.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Non-opaque black with thinnish head. Not a lot of smoke in the nose or the taste. Sweet, vanilla flavors. Somewhat sour.
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a nice creamy head. Light smoke and oak on the aroma. Taste is ungodly sour - just nasty. Drain pour.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black, thin white sudsy head, little lacing. Roasty nose, a little smoked, some vanilla. Has an aspect that also seems a bit sour. Lots of roasty vanilla notes up front, smoke takes a back seat. Sweet, not a hoppy example. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Tart finish, almost like its getting too old. Otherwise a bit roasty, some vanilla, and certainly "tangy".
SudsMcDuff (6114) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle .. . pours a brown bread borwn, light foam .. . sweet tar, light smoke, and light vanilla .. . a touch tart, 2 years has done this ok
. .. . are you saying that the pillow case will adjust to the shape of the pillow!?! good lord..
jw0406 (837) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, sweet roasted malt, some smoke in the background. Medium bodied, a little too sweet
callmemickey (3121) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark black brown body. Think pale brown head. No lacing. Smell is whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and a little smoke. Flavor is overly sweet and cloying. Vanilla and roasted, chocolaty malts. Medium bodied, thin finish.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch. The nose is roast and chocolate with touches of smoky vanilla. Transparent black with a tight fine beige head. Balanced between sweet malt and vanilla flavors and roast and smoke bitterness. Full side of medium bodied with a smooth carbonation and mouth feel and a balanced finish.
Suttree (5293) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I hope this was infected, because I can’ imagine they meant for it to smell and taste like this. I smelled sour, like vinegar, with some vanilla in the back. Tasted even more sour than it smelled, with just a little vanilla. No smoke. No chocolatey, coffee porter flavors. Drain pour. Will re-rate as soon as I can find it again.