b3shine (10944) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2020
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2020 Bomber to snifter. Looks good; a lightly translucent darker cola with fizzy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty and oaky with notes of dark fruit, leather, chocolate, and a touch of brandy. Tastes like it smells with a mildly but pleasantly bitter and warming medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable, and holding up nicely. Cheeseboard (1621) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2020
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2020 660ml bottle split at Borefts, 2016. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: dried fruits, molasses, oak, chocolate. Taste: sweet, boozy, caramel, toffee, molasses, dried fruits, coffee, vanilla. Medium to full body, soft carb, sweet boozy finish. Superb
ABUSEDGOAT (3722) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2020 I guess I forgot to score this. Couldn't make up my mind what to drink and figured this wasn't getting any better. Deep mahogany color with a mall tan head. Aroma of dark sugars, caramel, wood, oak, vanilla, light chocolate. Full bodied, warming, no oxidation even after 4+ years, great sipper. nickd717 (6300) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2019 Finally ticked this, embarrassingly overdue. I'm sure everyone REALLY cares. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, molasses, vanilla, roast, coffee, booze. Flavor is sweet, lots of caramel/toffee malts as well as roast/coffee. Significant booze. Smooth slick full feel with lighter carb. Not the top tier of Firestone vintages, but mid-tier of this series is still awesome. HarvesterOfSorrow (2801) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2019
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2019 August 26, 2019 - bottle opened on wedding anniversary. Dark pour with limited head. Aroma was a nice mix of brandy and bourbon. Taste had the bourbon and brandy, plus chocolate, dark fruit, sugary sweetness and wood. Finish was slighty dry and boozey.
pictoman (1716) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2019 Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle (brought back and aged). Near black with dissipating beige head. Chocolate, oak, leather, molasses, dried fruits, mild warming alcohol, hint of tobacco. Can really taste both the Parabola and Stickee Monkee parts of the blend. Excellent, but I like the XX slightly more. fiulijn (26066) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2018
Bottle at Black Christmas 2018Jyrsa (1452) - - DEC 13, 2018
Black colour with generous tan head. Rich caramel, with balanced booziness, strong nuttiness too, peanuts; sweet, warming.
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2018 Bottle with friends. Dark mostly clear brown. Raisin, cocoa, wine and malt. Vanilla, oak, chocolate, raisin. Full body, light. Tide (7706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2018 Bottle from random liquor store. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with dried fruits, toffee, coffee, dark fruits, caramel, roasted malts, oak, bourbon and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with dried fruits, bourbon, oak, roasted malts, dried fruits, toffee and coffee. Excellent American strong ale. cobaink2 (1432) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2018 22 oz botttle from beer junction. Tastes of toffee, figs, cinnamon, brown sugar and tootsie rolls. Really tasty.