kraddel (5200) - some beerplace, - FEB 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thnx to Bobochamp
Pours pure black , no foam .
smell is sweet, smells like cake indeed .
taste has some sweet dough , some peppers, very very intresting beer .
So much more complex than the regular version . very full , some wood .
I really love this one !
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with brown edges. Nose is sweet, dark malt, berry sweetness, a hint of roast. Taste has more sweetness, a good bit of burning whiskey, strong hot spice in the finish. Malts are rich and big, body is full with strong carb. Overly sweet on the finish. Heat is strong as well from the spice on the finish.
biggsbowler (580) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours dark black. Lots of JD in the nose, plus chocolate, spice, cinnamon, and oak. The taste is chocolate, JD, cinnamon, and spice in the taste.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours pitch-black with a tiny, khaki, creamy head. The bouquet is a luxuriant swirl of dark chocolate, cinnamon, leather, dark berries and clean ethanol. Full-bodied and fatty with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is a sweet mug of cafe con leche with a good amount of chili pepper flavor and heat. Lengthy, soul-warming finish. World class beer! Bottle courtesy of Elliesbrown, who stiffed me on the other two barrel-aged versions.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, cinnamon, whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, chili pepper with touch of alcohol in finish. Medium body.
vtafro (5535) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Chocolate, cinnamon and whiskey aromas. Sweet and chocolate flavors with whiskey and pepper tones.
b3shine (7401) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber to taster (shared with Dogbones, LitoIPA, the Mrs., and others). Looks good; an opaque dull black with foamy tan head. Smells great! Dark malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and a bit of spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s a little hot, but likely from the pepper. Fantabulous!!!
burg326 (5077) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark black from the bottle with aromas of chocolate, earth, light spicy pepper, some roast and light bourbon. Flavors follow suit chocolate, light pepper some bourbon and booze, a solid imperial stout that I could enjoy all day.
Beerman6686 (5824) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured an inky black color with a beige head. roma was of whiskey, fudge, light sapices and coffee. Flavor was spices, whiskey, and fudge, melded together very well. was not a huge fan of the base beer, but this one is great.
Art (2695) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Bottle shared thanks to a kind soul at DLD. Pours a deep dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is fudge, chillies, some coffee. Taste is sweet with a nice heat in the finish.Really awesome and way better than the standard Mexican Cake.
charule (1976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at dld. Poured black with thin dark tan head. Aroma of apple and bourbon. Super smooth milky bourbon apple taste. Killer