angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Ryan, who needs to get his lazy ass on RB. Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Nose is chocolate malt, bourbon, medium fusels, unsweet chocolate, tannins and oak. Flavor is chocolate malt, bourbon, chalk, oak, vanillal, tannins, roast, earth, light ash, hazelnuts. Prickly, boozy M
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a mahogany body supporting a dark tan head of foam. The aroma offers up aged dark roasted malts, black licorice, earthy milk chocolate and mild sweet bourbon like booze notes. The taste has smooth yummy dark roasted malts, some spicy black licorice and smooth bourbon notes heading to midway and into the finish. It gets a bit more bourbon like into the finish as the other notes recede away. Dandy stuff.
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, brown head. Rich chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, fudgey brownies, light roast. The base beer has been elevated big time!
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and sweetness. Taste is sweet and chocolate crack. Yes, I said it.
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Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black with a few tan bubbles. The aroma is sweet boozy bourbon with some chocolate and dark fruit. The flavor is bourbon, oak, maple and vanilla. There is also some chocolate but the maple is what really stands out. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Excellent.
Wanted to note for the record the dark fruit notes, while very enjoyable, are very reminiscent of the dark fruit notes you get in barrel-aged beers that are showing signs of infection. I have no idea if this beer is headed that way but it would certainly not be the first barrel-aged beer to go down that path. I hope I am wrong.
dfinney23 (1680) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like nearly flat cola. Smells like bourbon. Tastes like a bourbon and coke and the palate makes it seem higher in alcohol than it actually is. I like it but it would need to be less bourbon dominated to make my barrel-aged top 5.
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, khaki bubbles. Nose is vanilla, wood, leather, more vanilla, and chocolate. Very easy on the palate, bitter malts, chocolate, vanilla, light wood, smooth finish.
ansermadide (1520) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can think of more than a few things that a black crack might be, and none of those is a beer. Itís black, yes, with a light brown head. The aroma is of light chocolate, some wood, and sweet bourbon. Itís very lively and candy-likeÖ it almost reminds me of a liquored-pecan pie. Lots of roasted malts with no bitterness and a touch of vanilla and cocoa. Fresh bourbon alcohol puckers the tip of the tongue, and a soft bourbon flavor deliciously coats the rest of it. It tastes aged, soft, and so exquisite that itís easy to forget itís, at heart, simply a stout. It rests so beautifully in the mouth that I donít want to finish the bottle, let alone swallow it.
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky, muddy brown with almost no head. Aroma is vanilla spice, bourbon, caramel. Sweet, thick, rich. Bourbon and burnt caramel, with enough spice to cut the bourbon.
Just delicious. Damn shame itís limited and very expensive.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$11.00/16.9 oz. bottle- Itís worth noting the regular Buried Hatchet costs $9.00/48 oz. in cans. It pours a muddy brown almost black with a small head. The aroma has vanilla, toasty, and some lovely chocolate. Smells like a chocolate bar. The taste has more vanilla and chocolate with a strong astrigent character. It definitely tastes sweet with a strong vanilla presence like a lot of BA stouts are.