fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
wish i could get more of the honey out of this, but over a solid albeit a little thin, stout. jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Mike, shared with Paul and Dallas. Porus a deep blackish brown body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of rich woody, earthy roast, bitter dark chocolate, dirt, oak and sweet honey. A bit reminiscient of Bell’s Expedition. dinkle50 (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is pretty light with hints of honey. Medium mouth. Taste is full of chocolate and a little honey comb. Roast is prevalent. Bitter finish. Some toffee notes creep in as it warms. kbutler1 (1381) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Vintage, been in the cellar for a while. Pouts a dark inky brown with very minimal head. Low carbonation. Molasses and dark roast in the nose. Heavy mouthfeel, a bit oily. Sweet molasses upfront that then transitions to dark chocolate, roast, and a touch of leather. A bit sweet but pretty tasty. hman43 (1751) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2016 It pours inky black with a dark brown head. It’s fairly opaque. It has visible legs when the class is swirled. It has the aroma of espresso, roasted malts, and a slight burnt note. It has some raisin aromas as well. There are hints of honey and some alcohol notes as well It has intense malt flavors featuring roast, chocolate, raisins, a bit of bread, notes of honey, and some coffee. It has a full body that has a very rich texture to it. There is a smooth alcohol warmth without the hot characteristic that many beers at this strength exhibit. The overall carbonation is fairly low. Overall, an intensely rich, malt driven beer with slight dark fruit notes in the background as well as honey. In spite of the ADV, it has a pleasant alcohol warming without being even slightly hot.
Prufrockstar (2133) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle (2013), thanks to jtclockwork. From notes, sampled side-by-side with Event Horizon. Pours like viscous motor oil. Aroma: tons of roast, stale hops. Honey hard to pick out. Taste: alcohol, spice/roast, big lasting coffee roast finish. Quite sweet, but then offset with huge bitter coffee finish. Full body, viscous and oily. Avg carbonation. I very much prefer the event horizon, but this be good too. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Gold wax bottle from Joe. Thanks bud. Pours pitch black with a toe finger brown head, looking super creamy, and with wicked retention. Sweet aroma of honey and roast, molasses and dark fruits, chocolate and smoke. Very dessert-like in the nose. Flavor is massive roast with serious bitterness, char, lots of sweet chocolate and dark fruit and molasses to balance. Big rich body with low to medium carbonation. I bet this would stand up nicely to bourbon barrels. Very nice, somewhat under the radar stout. Iphonephan (7199) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavors of licorice and dark chocolate. Bitter roast finish. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Bottle Revolution. It pours black with a dense, dark tan head. Smells like root beer. Roasty flavors with a bit of nuts, grain, ash, and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a medium finish. Pretty good. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2014 (Rating # 9,200) Bottle... Pours dark brown (almost black) with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aroma is a marriage of dark chocolate and bourbon - just enough of each. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted with a good deal of residual sugar, but also just enough hop and black patent malt-infused bitterness to balance out quite nicely. Finishes roasty, nourishing and bittersweet. Drinks like a meal. Very nice.