Tmoney99 (12738) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malty, licorice and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted chocolate malt and licorice flavor with medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottled 9/2/10 thanks to thirdeye11) Pours black, dark cocoa head. Smells like cooked cereal grains- oatmeal and grits, some roast. Taste is sweeter, and more complex- sweet raisins, roast, a bit of vanilla, aged rum, some harsh vodka. Good but strong.
pilsnerrogge (2711) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a thick and creamy head. Aroma is licorice, toffee and some smoke. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Balanced flavour of licorice, toffee, ash and oak barrells. Long, warming finish. Absolutely no booziness. Delicious!
hayduke (4288) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Paul’s Grocery in McCall, ID the 750 ml C&C bottle pours jet black with a small dark tan head and lots of lacing. Nose of licorice. Full rich body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is more complex than the aroma with chocolate, oak, and of course licorice. the finish is chocolate and lightly bitter. The high alcohol content is not apparent or obtrusive. Very well balanced, very tasty, and nice drinking.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a thin beige film atop.
Aroma: Bourbon, licorice, herbal hops and marshmallow.
Taste: Alcohol, dark roast,dark chocolate, vanilla,black pepper and wood tannins.
Overall: A big beer that would pair with a cigar.
tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Niklas. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is metallic, licorice, malty, fruity, sweetish. Velvety sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, bitter, raisins, fruity, almost fullbodied, alcohol. Alcohol and bitter sweet medium palate. Finishes sweet and bitter malty.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL.:Black pour with substantial head. Nose is roasted grain, chocolate, anise, spicy, vanilla, oak, and alcoholic. Huge ABV is prominent but not offensively so...a tad drying in the finish. This despite all the intensely sweet flaor notes that precede it...Chocolate, vanilla, big anise, oak, roasted barley. Relatively lively carbonation. Complex beer and extraordinarily potent...so be careful with this one.
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of molasses, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate,beef stock and vanilla.Flavor is sweet and warming with some chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and vanilla.full body, soft carbonation.Nice beer.
Chalsk (1101) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Thanks to the Uinta guys for this sample. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Has a sweet licorice taste with some nice layered chocolate notes. Nice bitter layers with the espresso flavors. The booze comes through but compliments the beer nicely. Very solid beer.
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Savor 2011, June 4th. Pours a black color. Aroma is very smoky, from the oak. Taste is a little sweet, a little smokey. Interesting beer.