fitwitchik (396) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from our Reserve Society delivery into a snifter a darkest brown black with a thin head.
Aroma is WOW dark fruit boozy cocoa vanilla bourbon.
Flavor is incredible. Flat out pruney raisin bourbon with a domination of chocolate & vanilla like a job.
Overall a smooth lovely beverage eons above many other brews in this category. LOVE this shit!!! 18% makes it a sipper and happy to do so. Another reason The Bruery is an outstanding brewery. Signature beverage for sure!
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Dark black pour with a tan head. Lots of roasted malts and chocolate with some dark fruits. Flavor is big roasted malts with lots of cocoa and a big bourbon and dark fruit finish. Got to get more to age.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Big chocolate, vanilla and bourbon in the nose. Similar flavor with a bit of dark dried fruit (think raisin or prune) and loads of alcohol. Really good, but could use some age.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown pour with no head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, cocoa, vanilla, mild tart fruit.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, moderate to small tan head, some lace/retention - which is good for how strong this stuff is. Aroma of chocolate, barrel, vanilla, darker fruit, high alcohol, light roast. Full bodied, sweet, alcoholic. It’s really decadent but the alcohol heat and cost ($40/bottle or $34 with reserve membership) take away from it.
Habanero (3081) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small, lacing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, molasses and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends more dry with bitter notes and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy text. and soft carb. A great impy.
oRos (1316) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at superbowl party. Pours black with small brown head. Taste is big chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts with a slight booze. Complex sipper
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a transient tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a very hearty chocolate and vanilla flavor with a very warm alcohol trail. Complex and tasty.
dogfishho (653) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small pours are best. Overwhelmingly sweet with what seems like more vanilla than chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Huge and sticky but decadent and delicious.
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Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is black with minimal head. Aroma is of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, dark caramel, and booze. Flavor is very sweet, borderline cloying - chocolate, caramel, molasses, and booze. A bit on the hot side but masked nicely by the huge amount of sugar.