cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is black with mocha head. Nose is bourbon, light wood, some malt body, Lots of sugar and sweetness. Taste is more sweet, lots of sugar, caramel, sweet. Lighter malt complexity, barrel isn’t poorly integrated. Body is thick and creamy, moderate carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) inky black, deep brown head. Nose of coffee, milk chocolate, light green apple, but the taste is insane. Taste of milk chocolate, rich dark chocolate, no element stands out more than another, not Overly roasty which I totally appreciate. Toasty marshmallow. Medium to thick body. So awesome.
jcnielsen (1716) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with white head. Thanks to bacterial for sharing. Chocolate brownie, sweet, roasty flavors and a touch of alcohol burn. Tasty.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of Bacterial. Thanks! 2013 vintage. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Quite roasty, dark chocolate, a bit smoky woody, whiskey aroma. Really thick and gooey, rich chocolate cake batter, vanilla, coffee, spicy whiskey flavor. Thick and tasty.
Theydon_Bois (7002) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Yellow Wax affair, acquired in a trade and shared at the HUUUUUGE Friday tasting at Bruces pad, 03/01/14.
Pitch black with a well appointed dirty tan head.
Nose is sweet, bitter chocolate, dark fruit tang, subtle bourbon, chocolate cake mix.
Taste comprises rich decadent chocolate goo, bourbon twang but well integrated, rich dark malt, black forest gateau.
Full bodied, smooth as, soft carbonation, expertly pitched mouthfeel.
Top draw impy, a little too sweet at times but decent none the less.
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3rd January 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big cheers to Senior Bois for this treat. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is softish and semi dry. Rich dark malt cream and dark chocolate. Lighter coffee cream and a touch of spice. Underneath are bourbon accentuated dark fruits. Rich and sumptuous.
Scopey (5530) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle, generously shared by C-Dogg at the BIG Friday tasting. It pours opaque black with a small dark tan head. The nose is rich roast, coffee, mild acidity, toasted coconut, juicy dark fruit, berry and even more coffee. The taste is rich-roast, juicy berry, fudge, creamy, treacle, molasses, chocolate, wood and a good deal of vanilla with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big, rich and oily. Smooth, slick and well-integrated. Nice.
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the big ass tasting. Getting a little pissed by this stage. Big thanks to Colin for this yellow waxed bad boy. Black pour with a dark tan head. A nice change from all the cloudy ass Lost Abbey beers we just went through. Nose is huge vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Some light smoke behind it all with a nice kick of aniseed and coconut. Even a hint of pepper there. Very sweet and decadent stuff. Taste is in your face vanilla and milk chocolate - absolutely vanilla beans, peppers, lactose, very milky and creamy, like a chocolate creme caramel. Roasty marshmallow comes to mind. Seductively sweet with a rich smokiness behind it all. Very good stuff
Leighton (9855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London during the First Tasting of the New Year. Big thanks to C-Train. Pours oily black-brown with a thick, creamy brown head. Looks good. The nose has rich chocolate, mild roast, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of oily chocolate, buckets of molasses, iodine, chocolate cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with sticky sugars, more molasses, syrupy chocolate, burnt marshmallows, black urbanites, raisins. Decadent. Deep. Great beer.
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow Wax, gift from SJ. I’m going to have to keep my eye on this brewery. So far two beers, so far great product. GGood blend of chocolate roast, whiskey and wood. Really good as it warms.