knickskicks (1161) - - JUN 23, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Growler pour at a tasting. Black pour, tan head that disappears immediately. Alcohol legs, glass-staining lace. Nose is big apple brandy, spices, dark fruits. Taste is apple brandy barrel, sweet milk chocolate, dark fruits. Syrupy viscousy mouthfeel. Held up incredibly well. Easily the best CCB brew I’ve tried & very happy to have gotten a pour of this.
Dbree22 (11) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Jay the Welder from Cigar City. This could be the best Stout in the World right now. Amazing Chocolate taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Don’t get any better than this
PhillyCraft (6496) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlogged. Small sample at Capones during the 1st CC event in 2011. this was the first time they sent their beers to our area. Poured deep black with medium sized mocha colored head. Aromas were rich chocolate, vanilla, apple brandy, wood, cinnamon, and light pepper. Flavor was more layered with soft wood, brandy booze, sweet malt, spices, and cocoa. MEdium to fuller bodied with light to med carbonation. Barely any booze present. This was another gem at an awesome CC event before they over-extended themselves.
madmitch76 (23398) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22nd May 2011
Bottle 57/84. Opaque black beer, thick dark brown head that dies away quickly. Softish semi dry palate. When cold it’s all about the soft creamy chocolate with dashes of coffee and molasses. As it warms up other flavours appear - wood and vanilla sweetness. The apple brandy is quite subtle but provides a fruity sour undertone. Gets a little stronger towards the finish and is in balance with the chocolate and coffee. This is a lovely beer but I’m surprised how high in the top 50 it is.
baggio (337) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to RB Dsgolovin for hooking me up with a growler of this nectar of the gods...
Apperance: Pitch black with a dark, dark, brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, Spices, Barrel, Coffee, Roasted malts.
Taste: Cinnamon, Chili, Chocolate, Brandy, Coffee.
Palate: Supersmooth and perfectly balanced. Medium carbonation. Goes down way to easy considering the abv.
One of the best stouts i’ve yet to try. World class.
Tmoney99 (13911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at CCB Black Friday. Poured a black color with a minimal fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with minimal lacing and great legs. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and apple alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet toasted sweet malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small brandy alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple Brandy Barrel - enjoyed Summer and Fall 2012
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a thin brown ring. An iodine like coating is left behind on the glass.
Aroma: Sweet brandy. Chocolate, coconut, pepper skin.
Taste: Strong apple brandy, cinnamon spice, dark chocolate, barrel char.
Mouthfeel: Thick, spicy carbonation.
Overall: A fantastic treat, even on a warm summer day in this case. I had it in Denver and it was amazing then too. As the old XX Meme goes: “I don’t usually need barrel treated Hunahpu, but when I do, it’s Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu.”
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a dark chocolate head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, roasted and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness, coffee and brandy. The palate is sticky with sweetness. Overall a really good beer.
tkrjukoff (4324) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared with Per, HUGE thanks to Greg. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown diminishing head. Aroma is fantastic; slightly vinous dark fruits raisins vanilla cocoa coffee chocolate roasted malty sweet. Flavor mmmmm.... Damn so good. Acidy fruity roasted sweet in front, explosion of cocoa chocolate coffee licorice vanilla and a bit booze with some pungent bitterness, all flavors just stay and stay all the way to the end with longlived bitter chocolate licorice and warming boozy aftertaste.
Swans (134) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really used motor oil with a thin mocha head, Aroma of noble rot, chocolate and toasted nuts with resin and grape notes. The palate is smoked and licorous coffee with some vanilla