pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Saraveza for My Beery Valentine 2013. Surprisingly understated flavor, but there is a lot going on: raspberry, cocoa, and a hint of bourbon.
RumRunner101 (671) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep chestnut pour with tan head. Aroma is big bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Flavour has lots of oak, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and bourbon. Lingering sweetness with slightly smoky bourbon notes. Low bitterness. Lots going on.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma with light fruitiness. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with banana, spice, fruitiness, and caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and chocolate lingers with cherry, yeast, and light spice. Gets a little too much cola influence.
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at WTF poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cherry, tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cherry and tobacco with a crisp dry lingering tobacco finish.
Salmoniform (245) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark brown hue with a red tint and fizzy tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is cherries, chocolate, leather, bourbon, soy, ethanol. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and high carbonation. Taste is dry initially with a bitter astringentness in the following and dry ethanol in the finish. Overall this is a nice brew but is a bit jumbled. It should blend together a bit and improve with some time.
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome belgian strong ale, on tap at the brewery in portland, cherries, and cocoa nibs
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at proletariat with Andy. Pours a black body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is shoe polish, bourbon and sweet dark fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes notes of chocolate, light char, bourbon and sweet brown sugar. Some sour fruit notes as well.
maekchu (1756) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Solid fruity nose, dark fruit (but not really cherries), and ground up flower petals. Near black. Boozy and bourbon right away / cherries come out well in mid / a sweet intensity along with alc. warmth / fruity final, which fades out slowly as some astringency develops in finish. Medium body. Bourbon-barrel aged for six months, then cherries and cacao added for one more month. Cherry flavors evident, cacao not so much. Smooth and rich.
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brownish amber, small white head. Yeasty with some tart fruit. Taste is a bit nothingish, carbonation is way too high, gusher.
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amberish pour, off white head. Cherries, a bit sour, caramel sweetness, oak, and some fruit.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brett and vanilla with a strong sour nose and some red berry fruit. Super carbonated. Very sweet cherry, wood, heaps of vanilla and a tiny bit of spirit amongst the caramel of the finish.