Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 Dark black and silky, with little head. Strong licorice-based aroma, but the first sip is fairly restrained ... moderate strength, hint of smoke, licorice, dark fruit. (#3482, 11/2008)
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. Pours a very dark brown with fisheye bubble tan head. Aroma notes of anise, raisin, and alcohol. Nice roasty flavors, oak, dark rum soaked fruits, molasses. Very tasty brew. Exactly what I imagine dragons milk to taste like. Great name.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Second Cellar Reduction. Pours tan head and dark brown body. Roasty and choclate aroma with coffee and milk chocolate flavor.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black, clear color with a small, white head. Lacing is average. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, and a slight hint of wood. Lively carbonation to begin, then a slick finish. Tastes include chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Not what I expected, but not a bad beer either.
dutch23mp (316) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 22 oz bottle another fine product from new Holland. chocolate flavor is pronounced and this beer is probably best on the warmer side then colder. Great balance of flavor and the 9% ABV is very well hidden.
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared with neighbors. Black pour with decent head. Nice aromas of chocolate and burnt malts. Burnt malts in the flavor too. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very tasty
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with ruby edges,one finger tan head.Aroma of vanilla,chocolate,burbon,oak,and dark roasted barly very nice. Flavor is complex and changes as it warms,sweet boozy vanilla creamy oaky honey burbon goodness. Full creamy mouthfeel,chewy and sticky.This came highly reccomended, I noe agree.... Good stuff !
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, very smooth. The bourbon flavor is not overly evident, just a slight undertone. Went down very easy. Too easy. I could get into troble with this beer.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brown body with ruby hues and a tan head. Lightly oaky with alcohol latent fruit. Strong viscous body with vanilla berry and caramel. good.
hayduke (5025) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured very dark being almost black, with a small off-white head and light lacing. Nose of oak, chocolate and ripe fruit. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is complex with coffee, chocolate, rope plums, vanilla, and roasted malts. Long and slightly bitter finish. A very tasty and easy drinking dark beer.