prosper0 (14) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick deep brown and a nice dark tan head. The aroma is overwhelming of bourbon and sweet chocolate. Just by the aroma you can tell it’s a strong beer.
Taste is very complex and rich, dark chocolate mixed with coffee and maybe some vanilla, bourbon and oak are strong as well without one flavor dominating, it’s a bit hard to put a finger on what your tasting at a single moment. The bourbon might be the most dominate which kinda detracts from the beer goodness I know is underneath.
The mouthfeel is indeed very thick and rich and to be honest a bit hard to drink by itself and needs a nice food complement to I think fully enjoy the nuances of this beer.
Overall a great beer, but a couple things need to be better balanced to hide the bourbon a bit more and to ease the drinkability... needs to be smoothed out. I had a 2011 bottle so it’s likely aged bottles will be better balanced.
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Chuck - thanks! Pours deep mahogany, bordering on opaque. Small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is heavy cocoa, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is full sweet and light bitter, heavy chocolate bourbon vanilla with some toffee notes. Medium body, very hot, which is not surprising given the ABV. This is a nice sipper.
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown, not much head. Nose of cherry dipped in brown sugar, flavour has some blueberry! Slightly tart finish with bourbon.
gendv138 (976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2013) during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, bourbon. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, bourbon. Full body with a dry finish. Tasty.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash
Dark brown color, no color. The nose is spirited, some chocolate. It expresses the best on the flavor: it’s like a chocolate liquor, sweet, with strong whisky presence.
Maddog (381) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 vintage. Pours jet black sans head. The aroma is incredible. Huge bourbon and roasted malts. This huge beer has flavors of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and roasted malts. Very smooth and sweet. Immense, huge and port-like. Worth all the hype! Would like to age one a couple of years to dry it out some, but man was it fine!
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black. Nose of burnt brown sugar. Flavour soya sauce, solid deep malt. Chocolate and smooth vanilla finish. Good.
Ferris (2908) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Sweet Whisky and barrel notes, molasses and a very light tartness. Jet black with a thin beige head. Boozy barrel, alcohol heat, chocolate, molasses and a very long sticky sweet finish. Nice, but a bit over hyped.
Busick (352) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I don’t know where to start with this beer! It is sooooooo delicious! I was given just a taste by a guy on St. Patrick’s Day, 2014 at a local bottle shop! Believe me, I wasn’t expecting this when I walked through the door! Very rick and smooth.....I wish I could get more of these on the East Coast!
Enjoyit (3445) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a small brown head. An aroma of vanilla, coconut, roasted malt, alcohol and liqurice. A flavor of pepper, alcohol, sweets and vanilla.
hopwine (246) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black, not much head. Bourbon chocolate nose. Bourbon, oak, strong chocolate, light espresso roast, fig, date.