cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is jet black with a tight mocha head. Nose is strong coffee, clean and roasted, notes of maple and vanilla with a well balanced bourbon and wood. Taste is a little sweeter, very big with lots of roasted coffee, well integrated bourbon and vanilla with some slightly charred wood, malt berry sweetness in the finish. Roast lingers, full bodied, creamy and moderate carbonation. Well balanced, lots of coffee with a fair bit of bourbon and malt sweetness, can get a hint sweet.
jcnielsen (2950) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Bottle. Pours a black color with white head. Thanks to thehoff for sharing. Very chocolate, roasty, vanilla, bourbon flavors. Thick, syrupy beer. Really nice.
TheHOFF43 (1979) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Armins. Pour is a thick syrupy black with no head. Aroma is strong coffee and maple. Flavor is breakfast--maple syrup, coffee and some offset booze. Really a great beer.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, courtesy of theHoof. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Spicy whiskey, dark chocolate, coffee, a bit smoky, maple bacon aroma. Thick gooey dark chocolate, big maple, burnt smoky, cocoa, a bit woody flavor. Big fucken beer. Drinks good, would pete again. Hoofman rocks.
Bacterial (2674) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Bottle shared by The Hoff @ Armin’s - thanks! Wow this is excellent. Huge maple coffee and boozy nose. Thick, boozy, coffee and maple. A little harsh in the the finish would be the only bad thing to say about this beer. Fantastic. Tastes almost like an iPad.
Edit: Bumping this to a 4.7 because of some Mussolini BS.
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample thanks to THEHOFF! Dark black pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of strong coffee and a little booze. Flavor is a silky, sugary sweet meld of dark chocolate, whiskey and slightly warming on the finish. Really good, but I think I like the original version better.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, danish style, big thanks to Kyle for cracking this gem. Thick black pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, big coffee, hints of slight oak, vanilla, slight maple syrup notes into a bit of molasses. Taste is a mix of big dark cocoa, roast, dark molasses into some maple, roast, slight oak into a bit of earth, lots of espresso bean, nice earth, finishing slightly dry, bitter, nice and sweet. Very tasty, but I prefer mornin delight.
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle shared during Christmas Eve with friends into Utopias glass.
Pours black, mocha head, thin ring, wisps on top. Nose is rich milk chocolate, coffee, burnt sugars, some bakers chocolate. Flavor is maple syrup, chocolate brownies, light oak, smooth alcohol, caramel, and coffee. Full body, rich, light carbonation, sweet & creamy finish.
This is one of those beers that came along in 2013, was super-hyped, and delivered. I easily finished half of the bottle and shared the rest and was still left wanting more. Very rich & decadent but very smooth and easy to drink for such a huge beer.
Ataraxia (450) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Opaque black pour, almost no lacing. Aroma is more subdued compared to Mornin’ Delight. mildly sweet, vanilla, bourbon-soaked oak, maple syrup, espresso, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow, sticky caramel, and pancake batter. Sweeter in taste with greater emphasis on the maple syrup, caramel, and pancake batter. Extremely slick, just coats the inside of your mouth. Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied without being overly heavy. As with Mornin’ Delight, the slight ’twang’ in the finish prevents it from a perfect score. Such an amazing blend of aromas and tastes.
MadIndian (2713) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I definitely though this would not be as good as the hype, however, a tremendous job. Great blend of chocolate, roast, coffee, vanilla, wood, maple and toffee. The whiskey comes through on the finish, but not overbearing. Well done.