DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by caterwaul. Bottled on 7/16/13. Nearly pitch-black color. Good thin darker brown head. Few loose reaches of lace. After the fest few sips, I have to say.... This is is a lot less complex than I thought it would be... Less complex aroma than expected, but also less boozy than expected, too. Flavor is very tasty and more complex, though, just an uninteresting nose. Wheat and big pecan influence get more noticeable with each sip, and savorable in the finish, along with dark chocolate notes, light spicy wood flavors, hints of raisin, fig. Some prickly rye in the finish. A really nice, big chewy body. Very light carbonation. Chewy, but a more dry finish -- that’s where the alcohol comes in, but it works very well -- the 13% is not bothersome at all for me, here. Actually, the concoction is really growing on me. More bitter herbal hoppiness and bitter taste than most stouts of this category, but I don’t mind it. Kind of welcome and enjoy it. Good dark fruity, complex raisiny dark chocolate finish. Some espresso coffee. Tasty stuff. A w00tstout fitting of the name.
Arayaga2 (2102) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours syrupy black, and nearly headless, with a thin skim of tan bubbles. Aroma is toffee , nuts and butterscotch. Taste is deeply bittersweet and complex, with cigar-like notes dissolved into some malt -coffee syrup with hints of gingerbread. It feels like it looks, and coats the palate like an alcoholic syrup. The alcohol is well-hidden for what it is, but it’s an overall powerful presentation, with lots of stewing, lingering flavors that last for minutes after sipping it. $15/22oz
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep reddish black with a tan head that sticks around for a bit. Aroma is toasted malt and marshmallow, hints of booze and dried fruits. Taste is predominately sweet with the hops coming through only slightly. Full body, moderate carbonation. Very good brew!
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Marheb (4593) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un complexe assemblage de malts sucrés et de vanille, bourbon et noisette, un genre de nuttela espresso arrosé de boubon qui se camoufle derrière les sucres. Le corps est franchement trop soyeux pour ne pas être mentionné.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Proof. Black pour with a big tan head and frothy retention. Aroma is roasty, booze, dark fruit, chocolate and hint of smoke. Tastes are chocolate, coffee, nuts, molasses, prune. There is a slight tinny vibe. Can feel the warmth. It’s a good sipper, but I wish I would’ve picked up another to sit on.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Rating #139. Dark black with a light brown head. Aroma of dark dried fruit, raisins, chocolate covered raisins and a little rum even with a touch of anise. Light roasty bitterness, dark chocolate and rum raisin, pretty damn good. (2853)
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours black with thin tan head. Nutty smoky aroma. Taste caramel malt base with nuts, wood and smoke. Very nice silky smooth palate -I’m not sure what’s in there to get this palate but it works. Finish pecan shell dullness. noticeable alcohol burn. Much better as it warms.
Not bad, let it warm up. At times the pecan shell flavor dominated more than the pecan itself.
umich03jm (3427) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black with a small foamy head that fades normally to a ring. Aromas are whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, anise, and medium roast. Taste has a nice moderate sweet/bitter balance. Very smooth and creamy. All the aromas come through in the taste and blend together nicely, nothing dominates. Spicy hop finish with some roasted coffee and whiskey too. Medium to thick body, creamy mouthfeel. Goes down way too easy for 13%. Very nice.
maley1 (1074) - Calgary, 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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