jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle thanks to Mike, poured into my Narke tulip... A typical flat ba pour, a light tan ring presents briefly, a deep black body... The aroma smells a little like a black sharpie with some bourbon and alcohol, boring and simple... This is really hot with even more black sharpie and the finish is hot with lots of peat and way too much alcohol.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reviewed from notes. Thanks to bmanning for this bottle. Opened at a tasting nearly a year ago.
Pours near black with zero head retention. A thin whisp of a mocha head comes with the initial pour, but that is gone quite quickly. The nose really, really brings on a boozy character with some bourbon and sharp oak as well. A bit of roasted malt as well as chocolate and vanilla. All these things smell like they’ve been soaked in booze. The taste is booze and oak with mild hints of flavor in the background. A little bit of smoke and roast as well as really dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is completely boozy and a bit viscous. Drinkability is quite low, as this is just a bourbon booze monster.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-21-2010
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dmac. Pours black. Tan head. Slightly oily. Nose of grain alcohol, chocolate, bourbon barrel and vanilla. Taste of rum raisin, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla and chocolate.
Phillies08Champs (620) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black and slightly less viscous that motor oil with brown head that fades eventually. The nose is dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla & alcohol. The first sip is roasted malt, bourbon & coffee. The finish is clean with very few lingering flavors. Very good, but not great.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried at a UPick6 tasting of Voodoo Brewery. Heavy black body with a thin chocolate colored head, disappeared quickly. Intense aroma of Chocolate, oak, coffee, molasses and whiskey. Amazing aromatic complexity. The taste is Rich chocolate, bitter espresso, and molasses up front, with brown sugar and caramel in the middle, ending with a long oak and whiskey aftertaste. Unbelievable. They said bottles were available for sale...I never found them. Dammit. I will hunt this one down. Alcohol was a little too much for me, but I would let this sit for yrs.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger, frothy dark mocha head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Roasted chocolate malt aroma with a slightly acrid character. Hints of roasted coffee bean, burnt toast and a huge bourbon presence. The barrel aging gives off a dominant bourbon presence as well as some earthy oak and vanilla.
Chewy medium body with roasted chocolate malt, sweet alcohol notes and a huge bourbon flavor. This beer is almost a complete bourbon bomb and needs a lot of time t mellow out. There is some slight roasted malt, chocolate and toffee. Unfortunately this is overpowered by the overbearing bourbon/booze presence. Subtle hints of earthy oak and vanilla but overall this beer is kind of a one dimensional mess at this stage.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL batch 1 courtesy of ygtbsm94. Most likely a bonus from a BeerAdvocate trade. The pour is jet black used motor oil with a thinning, minuscule head. Aroma of green apples (acetaldehyde), oxidized red apples, just massive off-character in the nose. Taste is sweet, lots of apples, cinnamon, spicy alcohol, some smoke and apple juice box. Dry on the palate. Way off.
argo0 (11092) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Minimal brown head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, alcohol/whiskey, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some Bourbon. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big soy sauce and chalky nose with a shitload of Acetaldehyde. Taste is extremely sweet, little bitterness, some smoke, lots of chocolate, lots of chalk, very green. To summarize: It’s just a mess.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown. Aroma is boozy chocolate, balsamic vinegar. Taste is boozy chocolate also, smooth but with a bit of bite at the finish. Nice.