BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. NEar black with tan head. Aroma is slightly oxidised, licorice, sherry. Taste is similar, sherry, licorice, bourbon, coconut Stuu666 (13398) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, caramel, taste is rich, toffee, vanilla, dry, sweet, fruity, coconut. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Vegas bottle finally enjoyed on the next -to-last night at 910. Dark pour like a stout with a tan head that dissipates. Big strong aroma of brown sugar, farm fruit and a little toffee. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee in the taste. The booze has burned down a good bit but it’s still there. Very nice. conway (2210) - - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola with no head. Aroma is maple syrup, roast and bourbon barrel. Taste is really woody from the barrels. Maple, chocolate, butter, coconut, soy and roast. Very deep. Delicious. Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
The real deal. Bottle purchased at Blue Palms. Happy for me and unhappy for my credit card. Dark brown pour with a slight head big bourbon and chocolate nose. Big bourbon flavor in the taste, warm but not overpowering. Really nice.
Lothore (647) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep black hue with a one finger mahogany head.
S- Sweet malt, brown sugar, hints of oak.
T- Fig, hints of raisin, brown sugar ... an underlying quadrupel tone.
M- Medium carbonation and viscosity.
D- This was an excellent beer and the first of the run that has actually lived up to the hype for me. alexsdad06 (10416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
22oz bottle on multiple occasions. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have sweet port notes, caramel, oak, chocolate, licorice, tart cherries and raisin. Medium body, decent carbonation. These are always fun to try. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Dave. Aroma is chocolate, toffee, oak and bourbon. Pours roasty dark with some brown to tan head and film. Taste is wonderful with chocolate, roast malt, toffee, caramel, bourbon and oak. Finishes with just a hint of oxidation with a familiar wet cardboard taste. With the sweetness of the beer it comes across more like red Twizzlers. Stellar brew and it held up til now. I’d drink it while you can. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a nice oiled leather brown with little foam formation. Rich smells of cocoa, vanilla, nougat, toasted sugars, hints of oak nad caramel. A nice grouping that together seems like a turtle candy. Flavor is sweet and toasty with gobs of vanilla toffee and hints of almonds and pralines. A nice, tight netting of caramel corn flavor on the edge with a bit of alcohol warmth. Medium bodied with sparkly carb and a good off dry finish. Nice beer. I wouldn’t really seek it out again, but it is a nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2012 Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours black, minimal tan head.
Smell sweet smokey and fruity
Taste sweet, oaky vanilla, chewy oatmeal, sweet but balanced.
Clearly fading but still good, no real barrel presence, good.