Tmoney99 (14502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, woody and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
This is a very good beer.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Date: July 12, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma with a winey fruity character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, winey sweetness, dry chocolate, light roasted
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Sampled at Noog 5. Dark, dark brown pour with a light head. Very woody aroma with a touch of unsweetened chocolate. Simple and nice. Most plesant flavor. The wood has mellowed the sweetness and left a full roasty unsweetchocolate presence with well balanced wood tones. The flavor profile seems unique in the current days over overwhelming sweet or bourbony brews. Wet, medium body and mouth feel. I seem to have hyped this one up in my notes quite a bit. Not sure about that but it is good. neepsntatties (1992) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Had a bomber of this (7/5/09) that I purchased fall of ’08 and then placed in my cellar. Colour... very dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose... oak, cola, dark chocolate, alcohol, slightly "musty". Palate... creamy, frothy, coffee, semi sweet chocolate, alcohol, oak, oak and oak with a medium finish. Rather wish I would’ve tried this when it came out. It is interesting to see the difference between the high rankings and rave reviews of this beer last fall compared to the relatively low rankings/ratings of this beer, of late! lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to someone. Dark brown, red, thin tan head. Charred oak aroma, roasty, chocolate. Taste is charred oak, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
@Noogfest High5 Thanks decaturstevo-22oz bottle-pours a brown ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt/oat-molasses. Taste is dark malt/oat-molasses with lots of malt bite, oak, secondary spice hops. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours a very thick black, with really nice lasting head with huge oily bubbles that coat the glass very well. Looks just like a stout should. The nose has sour, bourbon, and oaky wood. Taste is slightly of burnt toast, the wood comes out big time, and I taste the bourbon as well in this one quite easily. Very complex and nice. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. The body was deep black. Smells of plums and brown sugar up front. Coffee and sweet milk chocolate flavors are fairly dominant. I also got some fruity plum notes. Solid. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bomber courtesy of theisti – thanks Tim! Pours a crude oil black with a one finger dense tan head that leaves delicate lacing. The nose is roasted malt, chocolate and light sour wood. The taste is cocoa, roasted malt, ash, vanilla and that slight sour/astringent aspect that showed up in the aroma but it doesn’t last. The finish has a chocolaty burnt coffee aftertaste. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Good, but the astringency is a little off-putting for me and I’d have scored it much higher without it. Glad I got a chance to try it – thanks again Tim! tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours black with thin tan head. The aroma is nice wood, whisky, and chocolate with a hint of soy sauce. The flavor is oaky with a little bit of ash, barrel char, and some earthy bitterness. Pretty good.