bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz, bottle 236/728, 2012 vintage) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, whiskey, vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, and oak.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering bourbon finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is lightly sour plums with whiskey and oak notes, dark malt and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with roast notes, oak, whiskey, light hops and bitterness with sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black with tan head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate and coffee. Medium body.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, bottle #72/708, batch 1/2012. Pour is thick black with tan/dark brown head, aroma brought notes of big roast, anise, hints of caramel, toffee, slight vanilla, touch of dark fruit. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee, chocolate, some anise, dark fruit, finishing fairly sweet, very roasted, with some vanilla, slight oak, very slight whiskey comes in. Tasty and balanced.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of wood, mint and roasted malt. The flavor is a bit different. I get some strong rye and chocolate notes as well a some dark fruit, roasted malt and medium oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark black with a thin khaki head. Aroma was super dark and sticky with heavy notes of brown sugar, roasted dark chocolate syrup, and a little molasses. Flavor was large and delicious and thick. Lots of dark chocolate cake tones, brown sugar sweetness, a warming boozy tone like rum or bourbon, a little tone of roasted coffee, black licorice/molasses, on a sticky sweet finish that was warm and enticing with a hint of vanilla.
sonnycheeba (2532) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, chocolate, whiskey, coffee, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is roast malt forward with chocolate, dark fruit esters, oak, and earthy hops; whiskey undertones throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at hops and pie in Denver CO. Pours black with a tan head. Oak aroma. Intense whiskey, oak and vanilla flavors.
rbrazell (1310) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Kylebob! Black pour with a small bubbly brown head. Aroma of bourbon, tannic wood, lighter roasted malts and chocolate. Lighter bodied with flavors of bourbon, light ash and chocolate. Not bad.