Davetopay (54) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I rank it high because I love it! Perfect weight and smoothness on the tongue. The flavor is ever evolving with maple, coffee, cocoa, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, and musky undertones. It kind of make me want to sit in the woods on a dank November day. I like it served at room temp. Chill down to far and the mouthfeel doesnít bloom and the flavors hide. I do have to wonder how this will cellar......
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Princetonís. Black in color but not very thick and little thin head. Aroma is boozy with the oak and bourbon coming out very prominently. The mouthfeel is much thinner than I expected but the flavors are definitely rich and full. Again the oak and bourbon are present with the vanilla coming through slightly on the finish.
Dragonbreath (1) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best beer Iíve ever had!! It also makes a great marinade.
JohnnyJ (5539) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour, thin tan head. Bourbon, sweet roasted dark malt, a bit of oak and vanilla. Mostly bourbon.. itís kind of simple. The mouthfeel is to thin.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from armanettiís... pours a dark brown, cola-like, with a thin soapy light beige head... Aroma of roasted malt, cola, dark fruit, vanilla, and light bourbon. Quite a lot going on in a good way... Flavors were an intermingling of the aforementioned scents without anything being too assertive than the rest. Moderately sweet all around with nice barrel notes. †Finishes off with some bitterness. Somewhat lively carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel.
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved it. Dark brown almost black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is similar with wood coming through. Very smooth finish. My first thought was whoa, this is gonna be good.
Arayaga2 (2183) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 Brown opaque, and pours as if still, but forms a nice cocoa colored head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, englishy malt, and raisins. Taste is very chocolate milky, with smooth malt, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Reminds me of Weyerbacher Insanity with more chocolate and less bourbon. $10/22oz
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet. Brown in color with some ruby highlights, small lasting head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel/molasses, vanilla, and oak. Taste is smooth and malty, alot of molasses, touches of chocolate and tobacco, oak, vanilla and some well integrated whiskey. Some alcohol warm in the finish but very drinkable. Full bodied. Very nice.
Kevin (2195) - Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, black pour with a thin almost white head. thinking about roasting a chicken to have with this. what would chicken stuffed with shrimp be like? F it, iím gonna do it. smell the barrel very dominant in the nose. bit of roast and a lot of booze too. tatstes like cheap whiskey at first, this better get better. roast and light coffee and cocoa linger in the oakey finish. damn that lady in the stands had a hell of an upper body, good job cameraman. roasted peanuts is what comes to mind once i get past that overbearing wood and booze flavor.once i adjust to this i can really start to pick out some enjoyable flavors. i think iím going to rub the chicken with a green chile habanero dry rub, add the shrimp with a bit of leftoversalmon, bbq sauce and a bit of rice. need to get the rice going now i guess. well, rockies lose game 1. like the body in this though, just the right thick mouthfeel.
Prometheus (160) - Bamberg, Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak aged ale out of the bottle.
Deep brown, not much head.
Bourbon, oak, coffee, dark fruit.
Very nice! One of the best beers Iíve ever tasted.