jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by Ryan, thanks! lt brown-black that sheets/has legs. A-a bit hot, whiskey, vanilla, roasty/chocolate-dk malt, some spice. T-balanced, whiskey, roasty/chocolate-dk malt. Smooth.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Batch 1 (Red Wax). Thick black pour with a small tan head and low carbonation. Intense rye, vanilla, and oak aromas. Big chocolate, roast, fudge, cocoa, and oak. Mild booze, licorice, and dark fruit. Sweet flavor of whiskey and vanilla. Chocolate, fudge, and dark fruit. Some alcohol, hints of licorice, and a nice coffee bite on the finish.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black pour with a small, short-lived, creamy, beige head. The nose is a decadent mélange of fudge, toasted nuts, a splash of vinous tawny port and a light rye whiskey component. Full-bodied and chewy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet and deeply roasted with splashes of sweet port and warm rye. Nice, deeply-roasted finish with a lingering rye whiskey aftertaste. World class beer from a world class brewer (badbeer)!
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
BAD ASS. Dark as hell pour, brown head. Flavors? Coffee and whiskey and just a kick ass beer. Sweet and thick. Delicous. Wow. Thanks to TheAlum yet again.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL yellow wax 2013 bottle at the SDBW kickoff bottle share. Pours a deeper black, cola highlights. Aggressive, reddish foam. Nose is big sticky alcohol, not much going on at all. Taste is rich melted dark chocolate, some red fruitiness, lots of sugar piling on, flashes of soy and seaweed. Just too sweet for me.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as Dexter’s, pre-GTMW, huge thanks to Clark and the rest of the crew! Poured inky black with a swirly dark beige head. The aroma picked up rich chocolates, coffee, and molasses with plenty of roast to ’em.. subtle, complementary whiskey, black pepper, and oak accented.. rich and lovely. The flavor found lightly-smoked dark chocolates, coffee, and maple at the core with tangy rye whiskey and oak accents.. a lot more oak and peppery whiskey over decadent malts on the long finish. Heavy-bodied and syrupy on the palate.. buttery-smooth across the middle.. great balance. This was most excellent!
jtclockwork (6235) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Bottle shared by GOTC at the Amarin Cafe. Rating 5,500. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, chocolate cake, whiskey barrel, oak, sweet molasses, sweet chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium body. Smooth.
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red Wax. Ink black beer, very thick-looking. Pours with very little head, even with a belgian pour. SMell is bourbon, crackers, fudge, port, coffee, vanilla, oak. Mouthfeel is thick.. Taste of soy sauce, burnt caramel, fudge, sugar, bourbon. It is pretty decent. A bit cloying at times.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   2013 version, thanks to Skyview!   Deep black pour, viscous, thin to moderate brown head, so-so lacing.   Soft boozey nose, roasty, sweetened coffee, rye, and faint dark chocolate.   Smooth on the tongue, not as thick as say Mornin Delight, but smooth and flavorful.   Sweet chocolate, roast, coffee, not acrid at all.   Smooth from start to finish.   Not as much depth and spiciness as Mornin Delight, a little simpler, but still very tasty.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Whiskey, coffee, sweet chocolate on the finish.   Great stuff!
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by TheAlum at DLD 2013- thanks a ton, Adam! Pours an opaque brown with a tan head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, syrup, caramel, dark and dried fruits (dates, figs, raisins), and some warmth from the barrels. Flavor of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, figs, dates, chocolate, and some toasted malts. Medium-full bodied, with a viscous mouthfeel and low carbonation. Big, bold, sweet, smooth - good gravy, this is delicious.