HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WoB Gainesville. Nice chocolate flavor in the mid palate but a bit of a cheap whiskey finish and a touch boozy. Surprisingly not very sweet. Would have again, I suppose.
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Brass Tap (Tampa).
Opaque and essentially black in the glass but with ruby highlights. Excellent lacing leaves the glass about 95% coated.
Aroma: Sweet and woody and boozy, surprising me because I didn’t know this was a whisky barrel aged ale. Nicely done.
Flavor: delicious; very lightly sweet. Mild but lingering aftertaste.
O: excellent RIS with plenty, but not too much, whisky barrel additions.
tgncc (2980) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, booze. The appeanace is deep black, big creamy head. Oily appearance on glass. The flavor is a nice vanilla, oak, booze, bittersweet chocolate. Medium, slightly thick body,m creamy mothfeel. Nice overall.
htzpah (102) - - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Growler on Stone St., NYC. Smells of molasses, similar to Black Note in texture. Feels like a sweet syrupy sipper. Rich maple notes on the tongue, chocolate and whiskey finish.
BLADT (657) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at St. Gambrinus. Espresso in a pint glass. Nose is chocolate milkshake, vanilla bean, and raisons. Wow. Velvety. Some dessert berries. Warm Bourbon notes. Vanilla behind. Very smooth. High abv hidden well. Excellent, easy drinking. Dangerous.