JBPortland (1547) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2017
500ml bottle pours dark brown black with thin head. Nose and taste have bitter duy baker chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, light baking spice, not much heat spice at all, light sweet finish with some milk chocolate notes and dark malt grain. Solid, spice additions are well blended but subtle. j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper tinged cola brown with a large tan head. Soft chocolate and cocoa on the nose, a bit of cinnamon and spice. Medium bodied, warm and full of chocolate, cinnamon, a hint of vanilla. Long slow spice and a hint of spice heat plus booze heat. Warming finish, chocolate, cocoa, long roast. Chocolate, lingering warmth and cinnamon. Lovely stuff.
sjohnny (642) - - JUN 1, 2017
A little coffee. A little soy sauce. Something really sweet. Dark chocolate. Vanilla. Pours very dark brown almost black with a slight ruby hue. No head to speak of. Chocolatey. Hint of cinnamon. Feels effervescent on the tongue. Slight bitterness. A little bit of boozy warming in the throat. Really nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jredmond (8325) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Bottle from Clinton Gourmet; shared with Paul. Pours a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lace. Nose is strong spicy chocolate, bourbon and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of chocolate syrup, light brownie, bourbon, mole spice character, dessert foods, sugar and syrup. puboflyons (3438) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2017
From the .5 liter bottle dated 03/08/2017. The pour is a deep dark brown with a boisterous head that fades to nothing in under a minute. Opaque. An array of aromas include chocolate, vanilla, sweet malts, cinnamon, alcohol, and a muted chili pepper hotness. The body is very smooth and well above medium. The taste has a nice chocolate sweetness, a boozy bite, and a spicy chili pepper completion. No big hop profile but it can definitely report that it is sweet and spicy.
Bebum (1008) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Opaque, black. Full body, medium but dense flavor, lean, very hot mouthfeel, low carbonation, average length. Syrupy, hint of bitterness, well balanced. Fruity, peppery, malty, dates, prunes, alcoholic, earthy. Characterful, very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johnnnniee (4344) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle from Colonial
Inky black with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates. Chocolate, cinnamon, light vanilla and oak on the nose with hints of earth and fruit. Chocolate covered dark pitted fruit dusted in cinnamon and drenched in light vanilla and sweet bourbon. Not much in the way of heat or peppery flavor. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation thick body. I would have liked a bit more pepper presence, but this is a damn tasty beverage just the same. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2017
500ml Pours a dark umber color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is roasty with some dark fruit, prune, raisin, bakers cocoa and hints of cinnamon and green pepper linger with some boozy bourbon as well. Palate follows the nose nicely with nice rolling flavors and layers of coconut, cocoa powder, soft pepper notes linger with roasted malt and nutty bourbon almost amaretto like flavors. AirForceHops (7296) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2017
500 ml bottle shared by Chalumeaux, much thanks. Brew pours black with thin off white head. The aroma and flavors are the same. Upfront chocolate, chili peppers, and vanilla. The back end shows bourbon and oak with a mild chili finish. Body is thinner than I remember the base Framinghammer being... Uh? Either way still pretty decent. Chalumeaux (1558) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2017
Poured from bottle dated 4/14/16 blackish brown with a thin mocha head. Aromas of chilies chocolate roasty malt vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is mildly sweet notes of chilies cinnamon bourbon. A tad thin but ok. Drink these now if you have 2016 sitting.