hayduke (5742) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle share at RBSG. Poured black with tan head. Nose of chocolate cocoa, and raspberries. Full in body. Flavor is complex yet well balanced. Vanilla and bourbon in finish. Very nice. Strykzone (7848) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Sampled at rbsg. Very dark with a tan head. Nice aroma with vanilla and raspberries. Raspberry bitterness. Big earth and cocoa flavors. Grains and bourbon. Nice dryness. Lactic. Good stuff. TheBeerGod (6292) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. 2016 Release and 11.5% ABV. Black pour with a tall, dense, frothy brown head. Aroma is chocolate covered raspberries, vanilla, roasted malt and soft booze notes. Taste is big chocolate, roasted malt, raspberries, light vanilla, coffee notes, Cherry Coke and booze. Body is medium-full with a strong, dense carbonation. Moderate stickiness and mild warmth. Ends with more raspberries, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, candy bars, Cherry Coke and booze. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Tap @ Mekong. Dark with big mocha head. Roasty aroma with raspberry. Get the vanilla in the flavor, still get chocolate, too, though. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
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umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate chocolate, vanilla, roast, and mild raspberry. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate. It turns more cocoa in the middle and mixes with light raspberry. The finish has light-moderate roast and vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
2016 bottle thanks to Reiss. Aroma is moderate raspberry syrup with mild chocolate and bourbon. Tastes like huge raspberry, slightly medicinal but not bad. Big vanilla too with mild barrel influence. Slightly astringent finish. Good. zizzybalubba (1896) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at Y-not, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown, nearly black, pour with a short khaki head. Aroma of raspberry and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, coffee, raspberry, and very faint vanilla. Very nicely done. Emeister84 (2715) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
On tap at Violet Crown (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of raspberries and cream. Black with a fairly lasting off-white head. Fat raspberry flavors, juicy, rich, chocolatey, vanilla. Full bodied. Travlr (26946) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Draft at Meridian Pint. Very dark brown color, brown head. Huge raspberry and vanilla aroma on a roasty coffee background. Taste is chocolate covered raspberry bonbons dipped in vanilla. Delicious. rejtable (2915) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Tap at meridian pint. Pours black with some tan head and spotty lacing. Nose is vanilla. Flavours of buckleys mixture, raspberries, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate. Taste huge sweet light bitter. Creamy body with light carbonation.