djd07 (6614) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown thanks to John. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roast, smoke, dark chocolate. Sweet roast, light smoke, booze, good.
martin00sr (1808) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Mikkeller&Friends. Black with huge solid, lacing, light brown head. Aroma of coffee and choc. Mouthfeel is thick, flavour is licorice, oak, with distinct, well balanced, yet prominent bitterness. Honey sweetness, vanilla. Discrete bourbon. Long, bitter finish. Great.
skinnycheeks (31) - - APR 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
HOOBILY JOOBILY!!! This is an old log that I’m filling in so I do not remember the specifics of the tasting.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Beers of Europe. Well it sounded bloody good anyway and another great psych label. Deep dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, choc and coffee present in the nose. Flavour was dark malt driven and had some dark fruit, honey and vanilla notes with some bourbon lurking in the shadows. Alcohol rather prominent. Decent but falls short of greatness.
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and chocolate, honey sweetness, vanilla and oak bourbon barrel, dark fruit, somehow all balanced in deep, dark deliciousness. Yummy.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a khaki head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet, alcohol and vanilla. Chewy palate, molasses, honey, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
Jow (2906) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Spuyten as part of The Big Woody. Pours jet black with no head and some brown lacing. Nose if chocolate, and some honey sweetness. Tastes much of the same chocolate, some espresso, honey, light oak, and some bourbon notes more on finish as well. Alcohol is well hidden but these big beers catch up with me later in the day.
jhamp9 (1386) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a creamy khaki head and nice lacing. Nose is sweet figs, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, and wood. Bourbon is evident in the taste along with chocolate, wood, and dark fruits. Lasting roasty aftertaste. Palate is dry and a little chalky. Bit of alcohol warmth. Good beer.
vtafro (5251) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Black pour with tan. Honey, bourbon and sweet aromas. Very sweet honey flavor, almost Belgian sweetness, barreling is almost not apparent.
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared bottle. poured a black colour with a nice mocha head. chocolate, vanilla, coffee, sweet sugar (could be the honey), dark fruits, plums, even some peppers?, mouthfeel is a bit to sweet for it’s style (for me). could have had some more age on the barrels if you ask me. the bourbon is a bit to hidden.