deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the January ’10 Metro Detroit tasting. This one, thanks to sarcastro. Poured black with a nice dark brown head. Aroma had notes of booze, sweet but dark grains and a bit of chocolate. Flavor was nicely balanced as the oat, chocolate and booze worked well together.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 Courtesy of Sarcastro
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, caramel, oxidation, faint fruit, and roastiness. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights around the edges of the glass and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and faint vanilla. The finish has notes of oxidation, roast, coffee, and wood. I get zero whiskey character in flavor or aroma. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs dark brown. Nose is alcohol, booze, vanilla, coconut, hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, dark fruits, molasses, warming alcohol, bitter coffee.
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of jw77
pours black, mocha head.
aroma is malty, chocolate, light barrel, oak and caramel.
flavor, oak, chocolate malts, barrel wood notes, hints of vanilla, caramel, alcohol is well hidden.
jcwattsrugger (11862) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Moosetoberfest Gathering Thanks MrBendo-750ml bottle-pours a
dissipating light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses, oak, dark fruit-cherry. Taste is dark malt-molasses, oak, dark fruit-cherry, sweet, some earthy hops. Soft carbonation.
douglas88 (7963) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by footbalm at the tasting extravaganza. Unknown vintage. Pours a dark color with a medium beige head. The aroma is light banana, bourbon, sweet malts. A subdued nutty, light roasted flavor, light wood, caramel. Smooth and very nice.
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Mrbendo. Pours black with a tiny tan head. Has a whiskey malt in the smell. Has a nice caramel, whiskey, malty taste to it.
dmac (5167) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Mr.Bendo at Moosetoberfest, thanks Todd. Poured a good looking clear deep dark brown/black with a small foamy beige head. Aroma is great with lots of whiskey and choclate along with some roasty malts and vanilla. The body on this one was rather thin and creamy with soft carbonation, too thin for my taste for this style. The flavor wasn’t as good as the aroma with hot whiskey, chocolate, raosty malts and burnt toast. The whiskey was a little to hot still in the aroma and the body was far to thin or else this one could have been a 4+ beer easily.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pour, small off white head. Aroma has some whiskey, nice level of roasted grain and some sweetness and vanilla. Flavor is nice and sweet, bourbon, molasses. Nice.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hopdog on the hookup! Dark brown pour. tan head. Lots of bourbon, toasted malt and some chocolate on the nose. Flavor has less bourbon than i expected...but some nice raosty notes and good chocolate. Very well done and understated which is rare with the bourbon imp stouts these days.