Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Leaving room only for the potential of something better. Absolutely amazing beer. Aroma is heavy maple, mollasses, coffee, and well controlled bourbon and oak. Taste is such a rich flavorful coffee, maple, mollasses mixgture that somehow isnt too sweet. I dont know how this beer does it but.. BELIEVE THE HYPE!
Damico (2309) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours as dark if not darker than Morning Delight, unclear thick black coffee with a dark caramel head with a cinnamon hue. Aroma is so smooth, bringing vanilla sweet barrel from the whiskey and some maple and toffee. The flavor is as smooth as you can get for a barrel aged beer, bringing just enough rum and spice flavors from the whiskey. Flavors of the maple are still there blending in so well with some coffee moonlighting in the background.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I wanted not to like this one but that is impossible, the absolute perfect incorporation of coffee, molasses, and bourbon barrel aging, these guys right now are crushing it
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Chill Iowa tick offered by the alum. Consumed all sample offered. @wedding just not just now. Potent notes of molasses smooth chocolately bourbon. Pleasant dark chocolate roast. Cocoa powder. Dates. Bourbon and roast provide pleasant balance to chocolately sweetness. Booze well hidden. Tasty well rounded bal stout. Super chill.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Silver-waxed bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks a TON, Adam! Bottle #127. Pours a deep brown, not quite opaque, with amber edges and a tiny dark tan head that settles quickly into a ring. The barrel notes blast immediately from the aroma- vanilla, brown sugar, whiskey, coffee, maple syrup, caramel, and oak. Layers and layers of sweetness and roast. Same can be said for the flavor, with maple syrup, coffee, brown sugar, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, and cocoa beans. Medium-bodied - thinner than Mornin’ Delight for sure - with modest carbonation and a warm, sweet, roasty mouthfeel. The sweetness isn’t overwhelming here, nor are any other notes. They’re all big but don’t push one another out of the way or offend the palate. Man, this is good. I put it even with Mornin’ Delight because I like the bigger body there and extra splash of complexity with the barrel here. Lives up to its billing.
barn0216 (346) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black with very brown head, initially creamy but disappears after a couple of minutes leaving a ring of foam around the circumference of the grads. Super sticky. Strong sweet aroma, bourbon barrel aging is evident, kind of syrupy chocolate/fig/molasses combination. Sweet sweet sweet flavor. Reminds me of Morning Delight with muted maple tones and the bitterness almost completely deleted. Well, there is a little bit in the far finish. A fantastic beer but i think many would call this a dessert beer so your mileage may vary.
bytemesis (2435) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours deep opaque black with a medium deep brown head that slowly dissipates leaving good lacing. Aroma is incredibly rich bourbon, molasses, chocolate, maybe even dried cherry. Flavor is otherworldly. Quite sweet with noticeable bourbon. A ton of chocolate and dried fruit, maple. Light bitterness at the end. No astringence. Full body, ultra creamy mouthfeel. This is the real shit! At this level of sweetness its really a dessert beer, but oh what a dessert beer. The only real points docked are due to the sweetness which becomes a bit cloying after a while.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Dark Lord black pour with a small, wispy, beige head. The bouquet is a sumptuous swirl of fudge, coffee, toasted oak, vanilla and bourbon, accompanied by a hint of vanilla and a rumor of cinnamon. Full-bodied and chewy with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor delivers on the promises made by the aroma - chocolate crème, dark mocha, warm bourbon and a light kiss of maple syrup. Sweet, cafe con leche finish. Muchos kudos to badbeer for shipping this world class brew my way!
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Pitch black pour with minimal head. Incredible aroma of maple, chocolate, coffee and bourbon. Super smooth with all of the components balancing each other nicely. Simply awesome. Thanks Eric!
50belair (1825) - Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Huge thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this bad mutha. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Joan Jett black pour with a brown head. Incredible mouthfeel and body. Delicious caramel, maple, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark roasted malts, and oaky notes. In my opinion the best of te three. I couldn’t think of a better beer for rating number 1400.