Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to dmac I think for sharing? Actually no thanks. This beer is pretty terrible. Bomber. Pours a deep dark cola color with a thin fizzy diminishing head to almsot nothing. Aroma is a bit boozy- with somecaramelized fruits, bourbon, and intense vanilla oak. Flavor had a bit of vegetal dms, with more over the top bourbon totally masking all malts and roastiness, with much more vanilla and oakiness to make sure everythign is over the top. Mouthfeel ended up thin, tannic and astringent. meh.
dmac (3892) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This shite sux. Tasted bad, looked okay, smelt worst. Horrible beer all around.
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 L bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a nice creamy brown head. Excellent retention for such a big beer. Big roasty bourbon nose with some light oak, light alcohol, and bakers chocolate. A lot of chocolate and roast up front with some Hershey’s syrup and vanilla extract, a little oakiness. On the sweeter side with just minimal alcohol. The mouthfeel is very smooth and velvety with great relaxed carbonation. Pretty nice beer, actually really smooth and drinkable for such a big beer. Methinks that this is a tad under rated.
jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting At Three Cellars. Sweet and good smooth oak like hint. Not real sure it woth the cost but it is good.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Getting the notebook online. Bottle, Spring 2007 batch. Pours a brown black with a slight tan head. Bourbon takes over the nose. Sips sweet at first with burnt malt flavors then turns oak from the barrels, and finishes with strong bourbon flavors. Lots of burnt smoke on the aftertaste. A very pleasant and enjoyable beer.
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, Mabel, and GregClow, Harry’s ’07 bottle. Very dark brown, no head. Nice bourbon aroma. Good taste - tons of bourbon which wears thin after a while. The body is too thin to hold all of this flavour and alcohol though, so it becomes overwhelming after a while. Good, but good have been much better.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1523-20080711] 1L bottle. Dark figgy sweet-roasted malt aroma. Black body with quick creamy tan bubbles. Roasted wooden boozy malt flavour. Full body has a sour tang. Rather enjoyable.
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev)
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (1 Litre) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Bottled: 2007. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large diminishing light-brown head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, a bit of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Flavour’s mildly bourbony along with roasted malt and some sourness with a long bitter boozy finish. Average to medium bodied. Just O.K.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1.0 L Bad Boy. Dark brown color with a small head with a very light tan shade to it. Nose is fairly dynamic and shows some toasted wood, coconut, vanilla, cocoa, roast, fruit, but also a little funk. Flavor doesn’t match the complexity of the nose and lacks richness. Very light malts, with light hints of chocolate. Mainly dominated by the barrel, but unfortunately there is some unwelcome contamination with the brew. It’s fairly sour and funked and doesn’t pair well with the delicacies of a BBA IS.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep brown-black with a small tan head. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon, charred malt, burnt wood, and I swear I got a bit of poo (!), but no-one else did so maybe I imagined it. (Or maybe I farted and didn’t notice.) Medium bodied. Flavour starts sweet, but develops a sudden unexpected sourness, and a bourbon heat that borders on being unpleasant. Not so happy with this...
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