phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks a ton, Blake! Long-time want. Pours a midnight black color, so deep and thick, with a small brown head. Looks intimidating. The aroma is big and boozy, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, tobacco, and bourbon. Warms the nostrils and then some. Flavor of molasses, bourbon, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and ash, though it gets increasingly roasty and charred as it goes on and finishes. Gets sweeter as it warms in the glass. Later sips revealed caramel and vanilla. Full-bodied, with a rich, boozy, thick mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Man, this one is a beast. Fun to try, and one you have to share with quite a few people.
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En tirador@CBC2012-Urbain give two pints of this amazing beer and i enjoy very much-Crazy
Prufrockstar (447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Thanks for sharing, Corbett! Pours thick, viscous, chunky motor oil sludge. Aroma is big, chocolate, fudge. Intense. Taste: Alcohol booziness obviously, but covered as well as could be expected for 26% abv. Smoky, rich, intense; chocolate, roasty, just a bit of oxidation. Texture is chunky. Fucking chunky. Thick, viscous, full body. Lingering heat in the finish. I’m smitten, but this is to be sipped only in small quantities. Like a chocolate fudgecicle spirit. Hardcore. Too bad it’s so chunky.
PotjeBier (1290) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ BBF ’13, poured by Urbain, shared by Dennoman. (Double) Black color. Aroma’s: heavy roast, almost burnt malts, with berries and alcohol retronasal. Flavor is sweet, alcoholic, roasted. Strong alcohol feel (duh). Heavy, thick mouth feel. Finishes roasty and medium bitter.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, split 6 ways, pours a thick-as-hell motor oil black with a small brown head - thick as fuck. Aroma is dark as hell, with loads of syrupy chocolate, bourbon barrels, vanilla and a touch of alcohol. Flavour brings out loads of burnt roasted malt, moderate bourbon barrels, a little vanilla and obvious alcohol, though doesn’t seem anywhere close to 26%. This is the thickest, most viscous beer I’ve ever had. Though the sweetness is surprisingly very low - very dry actually. Very woody, burnt and dry. Finishes woody and moderately (for 26%) alcoholic. Surprisingly excellent. An elegant treat.
MrFecesious (655) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share. Thanks Simon! Deep brown and ruby highlights. Gritty, brown lace. Not "cap lace". I’m talking brown cream lacing. Aroma is heavy cherry, vanilla, bourbon, wood. Taste is so much bourbon, cherry, raisin, more bourbon, chocolate, wood, chocolate wood, bourbon soaked wood, licorice. For the ABV, this is so smooth. So creamy and dry. When it poured, it looked like a lazy cumming from the devils dink.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an inky black with no head. The nose is molasses, raisin, black licorice and bourbon. The pallet is raisin, molasses, anise and finishes with booze bourbon.
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kcorum10 (265) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wholly shitballs batman! This beer is HUGE!!!! Thick, dark, viscous beer with a huge presence. In a big dick contest, this beer wins.
HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with an orangey brown head. Big chocolate, vanilla and coffee aroma. A hint of bourbon oak. Taste is huge chocolate and vanilla, lots of oak and quite a peppery sweetness from the booze. Warms the mouth. Lots of floaties. Lingering oaky vanilla with dry chocolate aftertaste. Concealed booze, 3 sips was enough though.
maneliquor (2247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Shared at Mitch’s Stout off. Pours pure black with almost no head. With a bit of swirl you get a dark sinisterly looking head which looks the goods. Nose is a little subdued and shows a heap of sweet booze and vanilla with not much else going on. Disappointing at first. Taste is another story. Very sweet vanilla, with heavy dark fruits and raw powdered bittering chocolate. Stewed raisin comes to mind with heavy wood and grassy undertones. Some spice and pepper kick in nicely. Palate is seriously superb for a 26% beer. Genuinely surprised. One of the creamiest beers I’ve had to date with some heavy but balanced sweetness and a lengthy soft bitter finish. Goes on forever. The nose was a let down but the rest of the beer is seriously good. Very well done although I don’t think it needs to be released in a 750ml bottle
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle opened at the HF bottle share, now this is a BIG BEER, so roasty and ashy but still really tasty, this might be the one that completely did me in, and was worth it!