OPIE788 (261) - 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 (241) - 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 (2277) - 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 (2162) - 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 (1005) - 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 (6015) - 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 (586) - 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 (1214) - 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.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thicker brown to black. No head. The aroma has a thick chocolate and bourbon. Tastes super sweet. Lots of chocolate and bourbon throughout. Big, thick body. Low carbonation.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL shared at a tasting. This was even worse than Black Tuesday. Aromas of dead yeast mix with overly sweet adjuncts. And a really thin body, weird. I could not take more than just a few small sips.