JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a tight, dark brown head. Pours like motor oil. The nose is incredibly intense. Loads of heavy tarry roast, salty/savoury licorice along with some bittersweet chocolate. Heavy oaky character on the back (although it’s not particularly bourbony). Rich and thick with a lot of complexity. As it warms up there is a lot of vanilla that pops up. Intense and a little bit ashy as well. There is a little bit of light smoke as well. Surprisingly nice.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bomber – Uinta Brewing
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Big malt and chocolate aroma along with a light alcohol. Big malty brew this has great flavors strong chocolate and coffee. Big beer flavor this warms up well and more aroma and flavor. Big strong beer also so watch yourself.
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by levifunk - Pours black as hell, with a very small tan head. Roasty on the nose, with nutty toffee. Taste is burnt roast, with maltiness that lasts all the way through the finish, along with the light toffee sweetness. Smooth and pretty rich.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown black with a half cm of cocoa colored head. Aroma is rich chocolate and figs. Taste is the same, but much richer, with slightly acidic, with alcohol warming into the finish. Alcohol is not otherwise overbearing in any way. $10/750
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
multiple bottles since this was first released in az.
pours on the black side of brown. thick and oily with a minimal light brown head.
delicious malty aroma... along with chocolate, wood, vinous qualities/fruit, coffee, vanilla and some ash.
tastes like... a lager stout?... grassy and herbaceous, roast, chocolate, charcoal, bourbon-like spices, salt and oak. it has an ashy-charcoal-burnt thing on the finish which really helps thin the full body out.
incredibly drinkable for the alcohol and outright richness. 8/5/8/5/17++
italianjohn (2528) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour dark tan head creamy and full head .... light sticky lacing aroma of black licorice and light chocolate .... taste is a little roasted with light chocolate and mostly black licorice light oak with a very dry oaky roasted black licorice finish .... abv is dangerous on this one its hidden well ..... lots of licorice in this one ... very well done
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black w/ some dark tan head
bitter dark chocolate nose!
full body and hardly fizzy
reminds me of brewdog imperial reserve. oak aged w/ fruit, but fruit is not really big
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 11/05/2010. Dark black body with a small creamy light brown head. Sweet roast, coffee and vanilla aroma. Sweet coffee and vanilla flavor with chocolate and roast. Full body with moderate carbonation.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from my motherfucker Sparky - thanks, Eric! My notes say "ass-rapingly strong black beer." They say other things, but that’s the crux of the matter. Huge oily pour with a frothy beige head and super-sticky retention. Nose is strong coffee and star anise, with subtle woody notes. Body is thick and creamy, with the faint fizz enlivening things and seems to catalyze the nicely papery finish. Lots going on in the flavors, not merely wood and booze and heat. Molasses and dark red fruits, walnuts, roast coffee bean, and burnt caramel. Really interesting, and more drinkable than the massive ABV would suggest.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 2/26/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle, bottled on 9/2/10. Pours an oily black with a massive tan head that slowly recedes to thick and rocky lace. The nose is very roasted with a good amount of darkly roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, with light sweetness from vanilla, maple, and molasses. The flavor is fairly sweet with a good amount of vanilla, burnt brown sugar, maple, and molasses, moving to the more roasted and bitter flavors of dark malt, coffee, and dark chocolate, and a good amount of alcohol burn. The body is massive and creamy with average carbonation and a long bittersweet and heavy alcohol burn finish.