jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Etched glass bottle. Pours black tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, toasted coconut, coffee, cocoa and roast chocolate. Medium body.
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from consumers in Buffalo #shelfturd. Pours dark, small light brown head. Nose full of oak, light bourbon. Taste is more of the likeness of milk duds, chocolates, faint bourbon, vanilla. Body is a tad thin, strong booze burn and boost level.
deekyn (1254) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours an opaque and thickish dark cola with a finger of frothy cocoa brown head. Decent lacing.
S- burnt caramel, toasted malts, dark chocolate and bourdon (te usual suspects) do not mince. Nice hint of charcoal and rhubarb contrast after the initial rush. More herbs, grass, fresh graham cracker and some faint honey in the back. Toasted marshmallow. Gets more campfire/s'more-sequences it opens up. One way or another, you can only describe this as rich.
M- medium to full oily body. Fair carb. Good burn.
T- rich and complex up front. Lots of chocolates (dark and milk), toasted malts, coffee, earth, oak and bourbon. Cola, twigs, licorice, tobacco in the middle. Plastic marshmallows again. Lots of alcohol too. Softly trailing end tends toward the bitter with some hops, grasses and minerals. Some honey works its way in though.
SHIG (3666) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a black with a thin ring of brown head around the rim. Aroma was strong alcohol burn loads of booze. Taste was sweet but super alcohol burn that prevented me from picking out many of the complex flavors. Hope to try this after it has sit for a bit and revisit.
Beerathon (1285) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A velvety treat. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, bourbon, and woody. The booze has a nice warming effect too.
dmac (4212) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from Brick Spirits. Poured a medium density pitch black with a smaller creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, burnt marshmallows, honey, dark fruits. Medium bodied, stronger carbonation and a ton of lingering heat. Flavor is a bit harsh, lots of heat, lingers, meh. Flavor is better than the palate. Notes of burnt marshmallows, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, burnt toast, super dark fruit skins.
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Bier:Thirty, Boise Black with a thin tan ring. Big aroma of sweet campfire and licorice. Bourbon and oak are there but not over the top. Flavors are similar. Rich chocolate, tootsie roll, more licorice molasses and a little of the Bourbon Barrel with a little heat at the end. . All players are a great ensemble.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Big bourbon stout. Chocolate, burnt coffee, roast, bourbon, boozy, moderate vanilla, wood, and alcohol. The body is a bit thin, but not bad. Quite hot, but tasty.
jeremyh70 (778) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque black with a finger of tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma isn’t strong but I get bourbon, cherry, chocolate and some dark bread. The taste has bourbon in the front with some sweetness and some cherry cordial from the fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. Also has some nuttiness, a soft roastiness and toasted coconut in the finish. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is semi slick with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Very good and well put together beer. Only criticism would be that it could have a fuller mouthfeel.
PhillyCraft (3443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle before the birds game. Pours pitch black with brownish top. Medium to fuller body. Notes are coffee, dark chocolate, oak, roasted and caramel malts. Not into these styles that much these days but this was very drinkable all things considered.