Percy0103 (764) - MEXICO - JAN 22, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 750ml. A dark beer with minimal brown head. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is bery bitter with some dark chocolate undertones. Roboust bodied with some carbonation, smooth and with a rich bourbon character. Lingering aftertaste of dark bitter chocolate and roasted malts.
Sdaniel90 (1078) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JAN 22, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 750ml, 2016 edition. Opaque dark brown, frothy brown head. Strong roasted and bourbon aromas, undertones of lactose, dark fruits, aged wood. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Thick and oily. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Rich roasted flavors into a heavy finish.
klm1 (1461) - Bled/SF, - JAN 16, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 RELEASE 2015 with 13.5% abv.
Pours black oily, opaque, with tiny brown head, which tranforms itself to a ring around the glass. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, which takes on toasted toffee, espresso coffee, dark chocolate, coffee beans, supported with maple syrup, dark fruit esters, some vanillin and bourbon.
Flavor is very similar with intense malt flavors, roasted grain flavors, pretty well balanced with bourbon note, supported with esters which takes on dark fruits, some vanillin...alchohol is noticeable as sherry-like, body is full, texture creamy/velvetly, carbonation is low. RATE FOR 2015 RELEASE: 8-5-9-5-17= 4.4
RELEASE 2016: pours black, opaque with foamy brown head which transforms itself to a ring around a glass. Aroma- flavors: intense roasted grain, dark malts with rich chocolate note, coffee, molasses, vanillin, intense bourbon. Finish is dry. Body is full, texture velvetly, almost creamy, carbonation is low. RATE FOR 2016 RELEASE: 8-5-9-5-17=4.4
Blairgus (4472) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 Jan 2016, tap. Black. Nose is tobacco, sweet, molasses, alcohol. Med/full body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, tobacco, woody, very boozy, brown sugar. Great!
drfabulous (7654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Jasonís. Big boozy dark medium body with some maple in there. Nice.
Lonick (1827) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @cgarvieuk - The Xmas Tasting 2016. Pours black, very small tan head when poured it went in 5 seconds. Nose is chocolate, slight wood, slight malts. Taste is caramel, chocolate, toffee, slight coconut, slight vanilla.
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, G&K! Another nice score for sure. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy thick burnt tan head that sticks around for a while. Huge bourbony nose, almost off-puttingly boozy even when itís still freezing cold from the fridge. Intensely sweet, both from the maple syrup as well as from chocolatey malt notes. Sticky thick body, minimal carb. Hot, boozy, chocolatey, sweet, sticky, thick, heavy mid-palate. Out of balance to the point that itís silly, but I still managed to knock it back, with help on half the bottle, over the course of an episode of The Wire and some other knocking around the house. Worth the price but far better for a bottle share than for consumption as a twosome. Silly of me not to hold onto it for a little longer to share it.
pushkinwow (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at dirty Mattís. Dark brown with a thin mocha film. Oak, maple syrup, oak, slight chalkiness, baking chocolate, charcoal, leather, boozy, vanilla bean. Full body and moderate carbonation, somewhat dry with a nice smooth boozy and bittersweet taste.
Karol (908) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by my nyebutchcoo friend Paul from San Diego. Pitch black color. Thick beige head. Aroma of alcohol, milk chocolate, espresso. Taste is epic alcohol, espresso, dark chocolate, marginal coconut, dried plums. A high octane alcohol beer. Impressive!
jbruner (4627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black from the cork and cage bomber, thin tan brown head and moderate lace. Aroma of big sweet maple notes with hints of bourbon and chocolate. Taste follows, huge barrel and maple notes, thick and viscous. Boozy for sure, but awesome.