ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Poured on tap at Whole Foods. The aroma has vanilla, oak, plums, chocolate and caramel. Taste has sweetness, caramel, licorice, vanilla and booze. Maybe some bourbon. Very complex with a long finish.
dogfish120love (1315) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Heavy alcohol sand heat on the palate
JaBier (7721) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, sweet maple, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and caramel. Malty flavor with maple and chocolate accents before a bourbon finish.
rouhlas (3495) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle at home thanks to Mike!! Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted , chocolate, light coffee, mocha, dark dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 26, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This 750 ml corked and caged 13.8% ABV monster was brought to our epic beer tasting by grandson Nick Allen. It poured like used motor oil into my glass. Black and with a big brown frothy head. The nose on this is intense. It shows lots of chocolate, licorice, raisins, dates, dark ripe fruit, wood, and bourbon. Full in body the mouthfeel is thick and oily. The flavor brings every thing the aroma promised with the chocolate, licorice, raisins, dates, dark ripe fruit, wood, and bourbon all arriving but there is also vanilla, syrup, and coconut. A little warming heat shows up in the finish and there is coffee bitterness as well. This beer is fabulous with amazing complexity and depth. Thanks Nick, I guess i have to change my will
BVery (10204) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Neighborhood in San Diego. Dark pour with a white ring head. Super boozy hot. Some wood. Vanilla. But too hot to appreciate fully.
fugitive (1991) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Color dark brown with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, wood. Taste sweet, chocolate, bourbon, malt, caramel.
hackobock (3985) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 18, 2017. Bottle at home, vintage 2012.
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is malty and roasted with dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, raisins, warming bourbon, oak and hints of toasted coconut .
Taste is sweet, roasted bitterness, slight salty and warming.
Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Warming bourbon finish, bitter dark chocolate with a light dry feature, sweet caramel and raisin, licorice and spicy oak notes.
AdmiralVernon (1185) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loads of heavy and deep flavours like coffee, bourbon, toffee, bitter chocolate. Nice barrel aging! Overall a very nice BA stout.
gopherfan99 (1700) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2017
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours black with a thin brown head; aroma is sweet and rich with chocolate, licorice, and vanilla with hints of bourbon, wood, and dark fruits; taste is equally rich with chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and vanilla with some wood, bourbon, and dark fruit notes; finish is dry with bitter chocolate and a some light alcohol warming; nicely done
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taste of Tops in Tempe. Black appearance with a light tan/brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, roasted coffee, light maple syrup and a hint of dark fruits, Similar flavor, complex, rich and just delicious. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel. World class stuff here, folks.