JPDIPSO (5038) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black with a hint of brown on the rim when held to the light. Big dark and roasted malt aromas. Backdrop has coffee and dark chocolate scents. Bourbon works its way to the front ever so slowly. Small dissipating head, just a ring and small isle of tan bubbles adrift. Thick, somewhat oily feel. Some acidity cut the feel in the middle to the end (3+). Sweet start, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, mint and coffee. Middle has some bourbon and touch of heat. Finish is hot and has a mild peppery kick. 6/10
umich03jm (2700) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to motortoddhead! Dark brown pour with a small creamy head that fades to a very thin ring. Aroma smells like chocolate chip cookies with oak and vanilla. More bourbon comes through in the taste but it’s still pretty light. Good chocolate chip cookie taste but the slight bitter roast covers it up a little. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full body. Very nice.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tyranena. Dark pour. Aroma of mild bourbon and sweet chocolate. Very tasty. Hints of caramel, chocolate, mild roast, and just the right amount of bourbon. One of the best beers I’ve had from Tyranena.
BMMillsy (1739) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Trade extra from a couple weeks ago. Thanks! Pours black into the glass, though not super viscous thick. Very small ring of off white or khaki head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of big earthy coffee, very very sweet chocolate sauce, just a bit of vanilla, a little bit of booze. Flavor is earthy coffee, a bit of sweet chocolate, and lots of vanilla sitting on the palate in a long finish. Not much bourbon influence here as far as I can tell. Silky smooth, but a bit on the thinner side, with low carbonation. Nice mesh of flavors here, though I expected a bit more body and a bit more bourbon. Definitely worth checking out.
Sammy (9437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like a great cask, in that the chocolate is but moderately carbonated. Vanilla delicious. Very drinkable.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
> Sweet and boozy maple and brown sugar ASA
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ motorheadtodd ][ Trade ][ Hotel Room Garbage Glass ][ 8.16.14 ]
>> Clear deep cola pour, okay foam. Nose is alcohol, soy, rum, brown sugar. Taste is sweet maple and brown sugar, medium body, big sugary density. Sweet and stickier body. Okay. Alcohol presence seems higher than abv suggests.
jandd1983 (3110) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a black color with a small tan head. The aroma was moderately sweet, with bourbon, vanilla and light cocoa. The taste was moderately sweet, with some roastiness, vanilla, earthy and a faint alcohol burn. Nice.
Strykzone (5500) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at dld eve. An intetesting aroma that has a lot going on. Bourbon is big. Chocolate, vanilla. Espresso on bourbon. Very good.
blipp (6836) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JCWattsRugger. Pours near black with no head. Light sweetness, some bourbony and vanilla notes, lighter roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. Not over the top. Good stuff.
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light roastiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, roastiness, light bourbon and a hint of licorice with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.