koleminer20 (933) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
HopCat in East Lansing. Pours a dark brown with minimal head, but decent lacing. Smells of vanilla bourbon, and a touch of fruityness. The roastiness is prominent. The taste is complex. You get the sensations of the smell, but the booze takes over almost immediately, and drowns out some of the contributing flavors. The mouth feel is clingy and enjoyable, other than the boozy taste that lingers a tad too long
Pailhead (5443) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Courtesy of northernbrews
Growler: The aroma consists of chocolate, fruit (I guess itís dates), light vanilla, light roasted coffee, and a hint of alcohol. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige ring for a head. The flavor starts with a good dose of chocolate and some light-moderate fruit. The finish has some light-moderate coffee and too much alcohol. Itís medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it doesnít come through in the nose but the flavor is really boozy and hot.