jeremytoni (3040) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Capital Ale House. poured a dark black color with tan head. great woody, boozy, roasted aromas. taste: is smooth roasted malts first, then some sweet rich raspberries and caramel. some hints of boubon and earthy notes. dry finish.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has whiskey and wood with some roasted malt and sweetness, some caramel. A bit thin and the flavor lacks just a bit. Simple beer for a BA brew, some roasted malts and sweetness, a touch of vanilla.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark, heavy ale that grew on me. Its true colors only came out when paired with a bitter chocolate mousse desert. disappointed with the aroma.
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
How I pine for the old days when dragons had not been domesticated, and I could actually drink wild dragons milk. Yea, and it was a Strong Ale, like drinking calcium enriched whiskey.
weitz15 (569) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong, coffee like aroma. The brew’s flavor is a mix of chocolate, hops, and malts. Unfortunately, there is also a metallic presence.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a rimming, creamy tan head. Nose of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and mildly roasted coffee. Lots of alcohol and bourbon, chocolate, vanilla ice cream, with a balancing bitter and some astringency lasting into the after. Mouthfeel is OK, a touch watery, but not detracting. Solid beer.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stuff, but then again I like most everything that’s in a barrel before it gets to me. Huge chocolate and vanilla flavors on top of a nice hop profile. Exceptionally smooth, almost no carbonation, and a little sweet.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark brown pour with a medium brown head. Rich aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, and toffee. A lot of complex and diverse flavors represented here including milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, nuts, roasted malt, dark fruits, bourbon, oak, and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. This is a treat.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Porchased at "Keller’s IGA" in the gaslit Clifton neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio - This one poured a very black brew with a faint coffee-caramel aroma abd a small tan head of foam - Tastewise, this brew is heavy, balanced, and complex with the chocolate and fruity malt flavors coming to the forefront.