BierMeHoos (431) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 20 ounce bottle.
Appearance: Pours black, thin tan head.
Aroma: Heavy on dark fruit and alcohol, more than expected.
Taste: Cocoa, sweetness, booze and then fruit and berries.
Palate: Thin on feel and slightly carbonated.
Overall: A very good beer but not beyond amazing. 3.8 is about right.
nazbion (162) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours deep black with persistent thin beige head. Amazing aroma of cocoa, coconut, caramel. Taste is sweet chocolate, nuts and a light bitterness. Medium-full body, light carbonation. Alcohol warms but well inserted. Amazing brew.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a extremely small sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark black brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet roasted malt mildly vinous toasted malt brown malt dark malt and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.
commonmac (758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Happy Gnome because how often are you going to find this one in Mpls? Dark brown to black in color with a tannish head. Healthy half finger. Aroma is really nice...sweet caramel and chocolate. Maybe a hint of bourbon. Really does an effective job of readying the drinker for the consumption to come. Taste brings the alcohol punch to the table...definitely not shy. It?s got a good dark raisin quality with chocolate and subtle coffee characteristics. Nice sugaring mouthfeel ending with a bourbon like alcohol warmth. Little bit syrupy. This is not for the faint of heart but a very interesting beer. Rich and powerful. W00t W00t!!
rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet dark malt aroma with some nuttiness or coconut. Black color with a small brown head. Strong bitter beginning with a mild sweet finish. Creamy palate.
Jordtbrooks (20) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with tan/beige head. Aroma of coffee and fruit. Taste is of booze and roastiness.
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head dark pour soft carbonation aromas chocolate vanilla fudge hops the flavours tangy biscuity fudge chocolate soy liquorice coffee espresso like medium bitter raisin currant syrup note a stickiness the finish best notes malt mix sweetness fruit notes okay Imperial stout but nothing special
Luvystypotables (1228) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smokey sweet malt aroma with a hint of coffee, pours a really dark black with a short lasting tan head with good lacing. Taste of sweet malt with a hint of smoke full bodied oily feel with a short lasting malt finish.
Cybercat (4272) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Comes out of tap warm coffee-sable with a thick chocolate-milk head. Aroma has notes of bourbon, wood, coffee, molasses, well-roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate. Bold flavor has bourbon for the headliner and co-stars chocolate, roast malt, coffee, molasses and wood. It is rather sweet but not cloying. Viscous texture has plenty of fizz and leaves a sweet finish with bourbon, chocolate and roast malt in attendance. Another perfecta!
VertBaconStrips (2224) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ancient review hiding on my phone. apx late 2013/ early 2014. "Excellent! Bourbon, things, other things, thick, plum, weak spice, faint alc bite. Great finish." One of my finest reviews.