durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts, lactic notes, cocoa, vanilla, oak, bourbon, and orange peel. Similar taste. Nothing dominates here; just a super well-balanced beer. Incredibly easy to drink.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WW. Thick pour, could almost be from a cask. Absolutely righteous nose, after dinner chocolate liqueur with orange, with nice roasted coffee as an undertone. Slick but not heavy mouthfeel, not too boozy. Taste is immensely flavorful, somehow almost refreshing despite the richness of the flavors involved (I reckon that’s what you get with so damn much orange zest, entirely worth it). Very well done.
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a luscious sable with a nice light tan head. Smoky aroma has a firm bourbon overtone. Flavor is mainly apply bourbon, with smoky, coffee and roast malt notes plus a honey sweet hint. Firm,viscous texture has fizz to spare. Foxy Lady, Foxy Beer!
tia (849) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Smells like bourbon and chocolate cherries, maybe some coconut. Dark brown with thin mocha head and light lacing. Dry toasty and moderately hoppy flavor, with some coffee. Dry and not too heavy.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Wicked Weed, Asheville, NC. Pours black with a short khaki head. Aroma of cocoa and whiskey, mostly, with notes of vanilla extract and coffee. Flavor is good with oak, dark chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and only traces of bourbon (in other words, not too overwhelming). The mouthfeel is thinner than expected but still, nicely done.
drfabulous (3575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught downstairs at brewpub. Big black pour. Slightly thin body. Bourbon. Slight roast and coffee. Nice stout.
HopTsing (400) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured a very dark brew with a generous dark brown head. Delicious aromas of chocolate malt and coffee. Flavors of the same. Full bodied and silky smooth mouth fel.