maley1 (909) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with frothy beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, vanilla, ripe fruit and slight bourbon. Taste of creamy chocolate, vanilla, caramel, faint bourbon, hint of nuttiness, touch of licorice. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft hops on the finish. Excellent beer, alcohol well hidden.
Beardaxe (293) - - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hmmm, not sure what to make of this. Bourbon is Crazy subtle, perhaps too subtle. Body is dry. An intense cherry sweetness in the front that fades out ABV is practically nonexistent. Doesn't feel like a big beer this is also kind of bad. Lacks the depth you would expect. but it seems to lack maturity. Would like to try it aged. Still, imminently drinkable.
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Ferris (8941) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Bourbon, dark malts, vanilla and I think I get the pecans. Jet black with a decent brown head. Bourbon and vanilla is prominent, with a bit of booze, but all in harmony. Nice beer.
DesertDevil (673) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22-oz. bomber. Pours a deep black with ruby highlights. Slightly nutty pecan aroma with cinnamon. Very boozy, spiced taste of roasted nuts, dark rye, cinnamon, brown sugar, with some black licorice, and a bitter woody finish. Very layered taste; you need to let it warm up. Medium body; long, dry, spiced finish.
ineedbeer (1366) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is balanced with quite a bold nuttiness. some moderate rye and wheat notes with a light, sweet bourbon finish. light fruit esters, moderate chocolate and light roast. Light coconut notes as it warms. Not much alcohol in the nose.
Pours dark brown, almost black with a thin dark tan head that quickly recedes to the edges. Light lacing with fairly long legs.
Flavor is definitely but forward with a lot of pecan character and a solid amount of rye. Moderate chocolate notes with light roast. Slightly fruity with moderate bitterness. Medium light alcohol spice in the finish with a light rye note. Finish has rye, chocolate, alcohol spice, and a light fruit note.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and silky with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Finish is fairly sticky sweet and lingers on your lips.
Overall an alright beer, but the sweetness and pecans don’t balance. There needs to be more of a roast note. The beer could use more body to balance the sweetness and nuttiness.
BillKismet (3605) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate body, with layers of rolled cream chocolate head. A farkin’ good lookin’ beer. An olfactory string symphony of oak, vanilla, and chocolate all wonderfully blended, yet understated. Body is creamy, candied, and boozy, but by no means over the top. Sweet and oaky with ripples of vanilla. A nice candidate for bottle-aging. Further attenuation and drying out will take this one to the next level and help balance it out better.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black/brown with a light tan head. Smell is roasted malt and a light fruitiness, with some faint wood in the background. Taste is chocolatier than I was expecting, again with some fruitiness, though it gives way to flavors of toast and oak. Slight vanilla feel in the finish. A nutty sensation is present throughout. This is actually pretty darn good, but there’s some heat to it that I hope will fade with age.
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a tulip. ruby brown on the head. Pitch black body. Quite complex, but wasn’t a complete knockout stout for me.
portableparty (2246) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared between my wife and I. Pours dark brown black little oily and shows a thin tight foamy khaki head that fades to a thin film and collar that leaves a coating lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet and fruity with plum, raisin and cotton candy. Taste is bitter sweet with cotton candy fruit and candied vanilla some bourbon, whiskey and roasted malt and yeast and spice along with a warming finish. Palate is full slick and sticky with a warming dry finish. Enjoyable, but the alcohol really shows and can be a bit much.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a quick, light brown head,
Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon aromas....
Taste is sweet, delicate chocolate, cream., with a bourbon undertone...rye malt..
Very understated, soft and smooth,
Increasing bitter towards finish.
Warming....remarkably subtle for a 13% ABV..