burg326 (3576) - Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle shared by gillard, thanks Ryan! Poured a dark brown almost black color with aromas of coffee, chocolate, booze, light vanilla and some whiskey. Flavors follow suit bit highly oxidized. I wish I had this bottle in its prime could have been better. Even with the oxidation it was still a solid beer.
umich03jm (1863) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours very dark brown in color with almost no head. Aroma is mostly whiskey booze and caramel. Hints of sweet cream and nuts too. Taste is slightly sweet and the flavors are subtle. Whiskey taste is out in front and the finish brings cream, chocolate, and caramel out. Fairly thin mouthfeel and slick. Overall, pretty good but a tad boring.
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to my secret santa. Pours a darker brown with a thin beige cap of foam. Aroma is very malt forward with some nuts and spice coming through. The barrel isn’t coming through near as strongly as I anticipated. It does peak out from hiding in the finish, though. Solid.
jcartamdg (1876) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of whiskey, caramel malt. Taste is malty and slightly sweet. Very smooth and tasty.
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drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/24/12. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Deep brown pour with a nice tan head that cuts and laces a bit. Lots of cocoa with more chocolate, some coffee, cream, and a touch of booziness. Lightly sweet chocolate entry with a boozy touch of whiskey but not a ton of complex barrel character. Lingering roasty dryness with more chocolate. Not bad!
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour. no head. medium to full thickness. bourbon, oak, smoke, licorice. nice and smooth. very good.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, whiskey, coffee, chocolate, and wood. Very nice.
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 13, 2012 bottle from binnys. Very dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Aroma was coffee, spice/rye, whiskey and wood. Coffee and spice seem to dominate taste with just a hint of the whiskey. Finish was a little bit thin though.
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of elkhunter. Thanks. Pours a dense black-brown color with a minimal beige head that quickly morphs into a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is murky with licorice, chocolate and molasses. The flavor is similar to the nose, chocolates, raisins, plums, mocha and a touch of anise. The palate is full and creamy smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering dark bitter chocolates. Overall: Top shelf.
fiveacestx (557) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours jet black with a cola brown head that leaves a creamy sheet of foam on the glass when consumed. Has a roasty malt flavor and some mocha chocolate overtones. Has a cream body and mouthfeel. Excellent!