Homer321 (1806) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by bytemesis! This guy is a beast at sharing bottles! Nose is vanilla and oak with a light boozy note. Some light fusels on the nose, seems like it will be hot. Taste is vanilla with some booziness as well. Light mouthfeel. Some more vanilla as it warms, but the spirit really dominates this beer for me. Seems like a beer flavored bourbon more than a bourbon aged beer.
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to jcartamg! Shared at the Homer "welcome to California" tasting. Pour is opaque black, small tan head, dissipates quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, coconut. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, bourbon and chocolate, light toasted coconut and vanilla. Light astringence from time in wood. Medium light body, a bit hot on the finish. Nice.
barn0216 (395) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cherry bourbon, alcohol on the nose. Strong bourbon notes, closely replicates the real thing but added sweetness and bitterness of beer. I think many people will be put off but if you like whiskey it is very good.
Nobia (10) - Coolest place on EArth, - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s the non sexy version of Rue d’floyd
Lacks the chocolate richness and the creamy ’voice’
I would still take it on
Over the best kind of Saison
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at 4th of July BBQ (Lyons, IL). Pours again a deep blackish opaque pour, dark and ominous with decent legs on the swirl. Richer brown head stays as a fluffy layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are richer roast and toast, decadent barrel shows some warmth, vanillin and toastiness. Roast, mocha and coffee. Some caramel, touches of marshmellow and coconut. Rich, really alluring stuff. Initial is firmer bodied, standing up better than it’s cousin to it’s barrel. Decent jabs of spirit intermix between firmer caramel, roasty malts, espresso and vanilla. Touches of roasty cocoa nibs meet some richer fudge, flourless chocolate cake and decent oak as we hit the backend. Rich, smooth finish from a good barrel pulled at the right moment. Lingering char and roast meet some coconut, vanillin and some gentle warmth as we taper out. Very nice stuff.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, finger tan head.
Smell big chewy oak vanilla
Taste oaky vanilla, creamy
Well carbonated, but a bit thin
jtclockwork (7976) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nick’s tasting. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, toasted coconut and chocolate cake. Light alcohol/whiskey finish, but no real burn. Full bodied.
emacgee (3968) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense black pour with one finger of tan head. Wonderful aroma with tons of barrel character, Vanilla and toasted wood with dense chocolate and Bourbon notes. Great flavor, lots of Vanilla and wood. Lots. Awesome flavor, rich and chocolate-y. Full bodied and warming.
Lothore (544) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- pours a deep black hue with almost no light passing through and little to no head.
S- whiskey barrel, booze, vanilla, milk chocolate
T- dark chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate, whiskey, burnt caramel
M- thick with low carbonation
D- nice beer. Very smooth and comes together nicely.
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, fizzy, mushroom-colored head that disappears faster than you can say “quick.” The aroma is a mishmash of fudge and fruity, brandy-like liquor with undercurrents of ethanol, vanilla and caramel. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a heated swirl of burnt fudge, charcoal and ethanol, morphing into a boozy, caramel finish. Bottle courtesy of the ever-generous richiesd!