_Philomath (16) - Canton, Yukon, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The flavor and mouthfeel do not live up to the expectations set by the aroma. Still a very palatable beer, but not worthy of the price especially when sitting along side of other easily available beers in this category.
CpyNPrnT (461) - Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, burnt malts, some alcohol.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin espresso colored head. Aroma of wood & liqour. Medium mouth that is pretty creamy. Very hot, lots of booze. Hints of chocolate & coffee. A litlte caramel. As it warms up, chcolate starts to dominate the flavor. Chocolate milk w/ bourbon in it comes to mind. Not overly sweet either.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a brown head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, toffee, vanilla and whiskey, flavor of chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark bread, whiskey, medium to full bodied.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz, tulip, drunk at around 45-50 degrees. Lovely chocolate vanilla bourbon aroma. Black with light brown head that persists as 2-cm ring. Flavor more bitter coffee and chocolate than aroma led me to expect. Bitterness mellows after a few minutes. Chocolate dominates and bourbon is pleasant woody shadow.
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML bottle
Black with a thin ruby layer. Dark tan ringed collar. Head holds up well.
Nose is malted chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, soft oak and bourbon. Complex, rich nose.
Taste reflects nose perfectly. Maybe a touch more coconut. Wonderfully balanced and hides the abv well. Drinks like 7%. Great beer
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Black with a brown head. Lovely aroma with lots of dark chocolate, some vanilla and a bourbon. Sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, a bit of caramel, vanilla and mild bourbon. Full-bodied. Great stuff.
nathan30533 (836) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really can’t find anything wrong with this beer. My friend gave me this one, told me to enjoy, but also let me know that it was like a ghost. This beer is so incredibly flavorful and the aroma is also amazing. The bourbon barrels really make this one amazing. Enjoy!
alliance100 (910) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black , thin tan head . Vanilla and bourbon aroma . Thin palate but still solid .
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demmbonz (632) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark pour. Slightly viscous. Quick cola like fizziness that leaves just a hint of a ring. Sweet barrel aroma. Bitter bakers chocolate flavor with prickly carbonation. Lots of woody oak on the finish.