TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle. Dark brown with a thick and foamy tan cap leaving lacy garlands. Nose is wood, prune and molasses. Soft medium body with a fuzzy tang. Taste is fig, oak, rye whiskey, raisin and coffee. Not as sweet as the base beer with balance from the whiskey and smoothness from the barrel.
PhillyCraft (2752) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cracked with some friends in the RLD. pours black with off white head, beige lacing, notes of dark chocolate, raspberry, whiskey barrel. Lighter to medium body, very fruity finish. This was liked by all.
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate Orange. Tastes of Terry’s dark chocolate orange.
Zer0 (1123) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with and thanks to phillycraft. Pours dark brown with a beautiful brown lacy head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, roast, vanilla and toffee. Incredibly smooth. So much chocolate in the finish. Moderate, not overly sweet. Moderate bitter aswell but the aroma stays for so long. Full bodied, sticky texture and soft carbonation. Great!
kermis (4187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to Phillycraft. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, vinous, roast, whiskey (but not strong). Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. A light brettiness cong out in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Steve_0 (2097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Dave. Thanks man! Pour is lightly hazy brown with a small tan head. Roasty, herbal, woody, light cocoa, dark fruits, herbs, leathery, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is roasty, light spice, cocoa, espresso, a hint of whiskey, toffee, raisins, and caramel with a lightly roasted finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice stuff.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Home. Wow! Very complex and mega full bodied imperial stout. Loads of chocolate and liquorice. Soft fruity sourness, soft bitter.
biggirlpanties (139) - Riverside, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL shared by GT2. Dark brown, near black pour with tan foam, good lacing. Aroma is hazelnut, salted caramel, nougat, cinnamon, creme fraiche, coffee, chocolate. Taste is heavy whipping cream, hazelnut, vanilla, cinnamon, hot cocoa. Silky, rich mouthfeel. Just a touch of rye whiskey. Palate is balanced- more of a porter or Black IPA in mouthfeel given the high carbonation/aeration. Not sweet at all. Alcohol level absent.
GT2 (7691) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL green wax thanks to ThoreauLikeAGirl. Pours a clear deep brown with higher carbonation. Medium, small bubbled pillowy foam forms with an extremely careful pour. High retention and giant swathes of lacing. Looks ink black in the Oerbier stemware. If you were to pour this like a normal RIS, be prepared for all foam. Nose off the bat is rich barrel, savory roast, sweet caramelized onion, spicy barrel, more of that off-putting red onion. Taste is silky and rich, no sourness or funk like I was sort of expecting. Instead, this is a mega rich melted chocolate dessert beer with hazelnut praline. Palate is silky, velvety but not sweet or sticky. No alcohol presence at all. Pretty crazy how much work was put into this to make something fairly straightforward, but nearly flawless. The body is aerated, high effervescence for style, but somehow not thin.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with subtle ruby hues and a thick creamy tan head...nice retention. Aroma is whiskey forward with nice rye notes...just a touch of booze...notes of toffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar. Flavor has some sweet brown sugar and toffee, roasty dark chocolate, a touch of dark fruit, and nice rye whiskey. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with a roasty dark chocolate/coffee/warming whiskey finish. Definitely on the sweete/dessert side but very enjoyable!