mansquito (6787) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2017
Bottle: drank this over a long period of time. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is boozy, slight hints of orange, chocolate and sugar. Super smooth body. Booze is well covered in the taste. Some sweetness. Lingering malty and slightly chocolatey aftertaste. Orange is only vaguely noticeable in taste. Ambiguous liqueur taste is more prominent. Quite good. shawnmurphy (580) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2017
16.9-ounce bottle pours nearly opaque black with brown highlights with a trace of tan head and lacing. Aroma: blackstrap molasses, dark dried fruits, chocolate, coffee. Flavor: the above, plus campfire marshmallow, raisins, prunes, figs, dates, vanilla beans, candied orange peel, wood, leather. Mouthfeel: full-bodied, oily, savory. CObiased (525) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle - it pours a thick midnight brown and a med silky tan head. Very rich aroma of roasty notes, sweet boozy brandy and a hint of orange peel. Great complexity and subtleties. Creamy mouthfeel. A lot going on with roasted flavors (chocolate, coffee, burnt); brandy (sweet, fruit, booze); subtle orange peel spice and earthy cocoa. AirForceHops (7676) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2017
500 ml bottle, I believe a 2016 vintage. (No markings on neck or label). Very deep brown color, some ruby highlights. Aroma shows me earthy chocolate, mild orange peel, subtle Brandy. Flavor is orange and chocolate, warming Brandy after the sip. Alcohol not distracting in the flavor. Hints of oak. Body is correct for the style. Very nice sipper. onceblind (10296) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Black hue with anthin rocky tan head. Lovely roasty Malik malt but sweet earthy nose with touches of wood and caramel and biscuit. Big smooth flavor that's sweet and dark and black malt roasty with a complex finish of smoke, wooden barrel, and a hint of caramel. Wonderful smooth and boozy sweet body.
zebra (2247) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2017
500-ml bottle from local44beerbar. milky roasty sweet nose, good head, intense in mouth, sweet, unexpectedly smoky, boozy, roasty, creamy. Johnsense (1734) - - SEP 6, 2017
Cola-black pour, thinner reddish brown head, small gobs of lace. Aroma is brandy, dark malts, cocoa. Dark chocolate up front, malty, brandy fairly well integrated - very slight hints of orange. Medium body. A tad boozy in the finish. HeadyDE (868) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle pour, a very nice tan 1 finger head, black color, nose is nice with roasted malts, cocoa powder and dark chocolate, mouthfeel is pleasing with smoothness familiar with the other framinghammer offerings, medium bodied for sure, get some of the orange action on finish along with some heat from brandy barrel, warms the soul, booze from brandy comes out big in the end, slight band aid aroma essence is slight flaw, nice overall puboflyons (3467) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2017
From the half liter bottle dated 03/09/17. Deep dark brown to near black with a modest tan head. Full aroma of sweet dark malts, cocoa, Bourbon, and wood. The orange seems downplayed. The alcohol is also downplayed but there. The body is full. I get less orange in the taste but I get a rich, bold sweetness with a warming alcohol finish. Really nice. ehaak26 (658) - - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle from AJ’s Beer Warehouse. Aroma of coffee, roast malts, brandy, and orange.