high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Pours a deep, dark brown with a brown head and lacing. The aroma and flavor have more coffee than the 14 and 15, but there's still lots of complex malt and chocolate notes too.
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On tap at Beachwood Long Beach. Great wood ageing, still hoppy. Coconut, but does not detract from good drinkability. JaBier (8112) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle purchased at Vicker’s Liquors in RI. Brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon, chocolate, brandy and some fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with chocolate and bourbon accents before a roasty finish. Very nice, but not quite as good as the 13. JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
I am afraid combining so many beers muddled the different flavors and aromas that might have been originally present. Dark brown beer, sweet malt with lots of sugar. There is no significant hop presence. LoFi (1735) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, cheers!
Very dark brown with a dark beige head.
Aroma: toffee, candy, chocolate, vanilla.
Taste: toffee and fudge, knäck, nuts, chocolate, wine gums, licorice, fruity with citrus and dried tropical fruits, coffee, soft roast.
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
22oz bomber. Cellared for the last year. Opened on Christmas night 2013. Pours a thin dark brown/almost black color with a finger of foamy khaki head. Aroma of wood, bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is very complex. Up front lots of oak, bourbon, pine, roasted malt, burnt toast, and end with rich toffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, and rich roasted coffee. Mouthfeel very dry and on the thin side, but lots going on! Very good! Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. Almost black pour with a small tan collar for a head. Huge nose. Full of vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, cocoa, and a hint of brown bread. Sweet on the palate with dark caramel, oak, vanilla, roasted malt, and a touch of coffee. Full bodied with a finish that gets dried out by the high abv. Superb. devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours brownish black with low head. Aroma is toffee, dates, oak and whiskey. Taste is very smooth dark sweet malts with the alcohol oak finish. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a black color with a small sized head. Wood, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, chocolate, roast, and coffee. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Beautiful black pour with some tan foam. Complex flavors are well combined and hid the alcohol content. Flavors are muted and subtle after a year of aging. Much better now then it was a year ago. Body was pretty light and unexpected in this big brew. Worth the price.