RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to daknole. Pours black with a small cocoa-brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, sugar cookies, slight chemical note. Taste is a nice combination of sweetness, bourbon, and roast, with some marzipan as well. Finish is roasted bitter, light alcoholic. Full bodied, super silky smooth. Good beer, doesn’t feel like 13%.
Concealer (1120) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours black, or as close to it as I think I am bound to see. Minimal tan head. Smells of espresso, alcohol, toasted malt, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor is surprisingly not as strong as I expected with the 13%. Chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, wheat, oak, and a warm end.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a bottle share at the Syb Pig in Boca raton, FL. Small snifter. Pours a jet black with off-white one finger head. Aroma was fairly light with chocolate, pumpernickel bread, bourbon and oak. The taste was similar although more bold than the aroma. Chocolate, bread, bourbon, oak, roasted malts and a hint of that rye malt. Smooth body, low carbonation. Slight bitter finish like a coffee. Very well done.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beautiful beer. Jet black with a tan head. The aroma is the weak point. Just a bit of wood and whiskey to go along with roast malt and biscuit. The flavor is very nice with a hint of chocolate and whiskey under the malt. Well balanced with just the right amount if bitterness. Well done geeks.
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Beerdrinker79 (1978) - Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle- Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head that reduces to a collar in a minute or so. Aroma is oats, chocolate, vanilla, some bourbon. The taste is very smooth, creamy, pecans, wheat, bourbon, oak and licorice. Body is thick and chewy, carbonation is medium. Very good, so smooth and mellow for 13%, you do taste the alcohol, but it’s not overbearing. Great beer!!
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle with my brother. Aroma started out mild, got heavier as it warmed, then turned to mild alcohol (nothing bad). Mouthfeel: thick, viscous, kinda like motor all, full bodied. Flavor of thick roasted malts, some rye, I think I get the mild pecan, overall complex with less flavor initially, much more as it warms. Chocolate and dark fruit. Really well done.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of pepsiedcan. Thanks c@e! Pours a black appearance with a thin dark brown head. Very rich cocoa, anise, whiskey, vanilla, oaky, delicious aroma. Fairly smooth, plum, dark fruity, nutty caramel,candy bar, chocolate flavor with some bourbon and fig on the finish. Enjoyable.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sept. 1, 2013. Sample from 22 oz. bomber. Chocolate/coffee notes; a bit boozy, but not overwhelmingly so, given the 13% ABV. Long finish. Nice.
digrod (136) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Thick and black with medium head. Smells like grapes and licorice. Taste is more licorice and chocolate. Soft bourbon notes in finish. Could benefit from some aging.
cgarvieuk (20431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee malt... Licorice and chocolate... Soft sweet malts... Juicy roast
.. Soft roast... Nice and Mellow... Rich and sweet... Nice