gnoff (6317) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, alcohol, vanilla scent. Sweet, raisin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Stunning and wonderful, one of my best beers for the entire festival (3 sessions).
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the gallon size growler you see in the picture. Thanks for sharing, Bob! Very dark pour with reddish highlights, smaller head. Great bourbon and chocolate on the nose and taste. Tastes slightly hot but this is super good.
b3shine (2229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; black with foamy mocha lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, and a little roast. Tastes like it snells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Outstanding.
Panzuriel (1182) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anastasia pours a inky black brown with a nice head of small tan bubbles. The prevailing nose is Chocolate, with hints bourbon and licorice. Taste is a mellow blend of earthy chocolate, medium bourbon oaky hints and just a touch of sweet alcohol taste. Body is medium full and silky. the chocolate presence finishes with a very pleasant kiss of dark chocolate. nice beer. On tap at Weiland’s fine foods in Clintonville, OH growlers to go. while it lasts.
NobleSquirrel (3286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at UMMO. Pours deep black with a chocolate brown head. Nose is perfumey vanilla and bourbon, Rich chocolate and coffee notes as well. Floral hops really help with the bouquet. On taste, the booze is well placed, not overdone and held in balance. There is a thickness to the mouthfeel with more molasses and chocolate notes. The quality of the barrel is pretty apparent. Nice bitterness to really tie this one together. Good beer.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at CBWF. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy toasted malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet bourbon flavor with a heavy toasted sweet finish of long duration. Best of fest complex standout brew.
Bacterial (410) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow thanks for sharing Bob! This was a pour from a 1 gallon growler, the one in the picture up there at the top of this very page. Now, this 1 gallon growler is special - only for this particular beer. It even says ’please enjoy responsibly’ on it. Now what. The. Fuck. It’s a 1 gallon growler, there is no way to enjoy this responsibly, even with 8 of us.
Massive chocolate nose and well represented in the taste. What. Nice beer! Big motherfing growler!
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jackie O’s. Pours black with tan head. Aroma was bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, dark roast. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor followed the nose exactly and finished with a semi sweet bourbon note that lingered. Good stuff.
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Columbus Winter Beerfest on 01/14/2012: Pours black with a medium thin beige head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing. The nose is bourbon-forward with some dark malts in the background. Rich body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of malt, vanilla and caramel. The finish is somewhat boozy with a black coffee and bourbon aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the ’13 Cincy Beerfest. Dark beer with a thin brown head. Big whiskey and caramel corn nose. This is a thick chewy beer with flavors of molasses, rich dark caramel, toffee, vanilla bean, oak, bourbon and raisin bread. Hints of chocolate and tar. The nose fills the sinuses with alcoholic goodness. Complex beer made better by the barrel.