nickd717 (4691) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2017 danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a bottle at Stone’s 16th Anniversary Festival. The appearance is a deep dark brown hue without too much head. The nose is full of black malts, figs, and floral accented pepper with some light oak smells. The flavors are baker’s chocolate, peppercorn, nice figs and dried fruit, tasty oak but not the usual grainy variety. The flavor profile has a lot of unique characteristics that you just don’t find in beers, and they work wonderfully together. Smooth, flavorful, and well melded. The oak addition is nice but only adds minimally to the overall enjoyment of a base beer I already love.
Bottle thanks to Evil Jason. Dark brown in color with a small tan head. The aroma has roast, oak, sherry, chocolate, molasses. Flavor has slight oxidative notes, fairly sweet, somewhat oaky, good but a little muddled. Slick on the feel, fairly full, carbonation medium-low. Decent. rollinsr (748) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 24, 2017
Pours black with a finger of silky brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with prunes and figs. Flavor is rich and smooth with smoky chocolate and boozy tart fruits.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2016
Can from Capone’s. Pours turbid black with frothy, tan head. Nose was dark malt, molasses, nuts, oak. Tastes rich, complex, with heavy dark malt, dark choc, oak, molasses, rich finish. Delicious. slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Here’s a beer that the oak aging really did a number on the base, and in a very good way. I liked the black ale, but thought it a little rough around the edges and sweet. The oak toned those thing down while maintaining everything that was good in the original. Really liked this!" djd07 (14517) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jen. Pours a very dark brown with medium creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, raisin, oak, vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with nice chocolate, roast, molasses, with light booze finish. Very nice.
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2013
500ml bottle c&c thanks to Chris. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is smoke oak milk chocolate and pit fruit. Taste is as the nose with lots of smoke a good sweetness and the oak notes. SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
who smokes a cigar on a plane? .. . pours a deep grandfathers shoe .. . mild foam .. . mild vanilla, oak, dog, cork, and light barrel .. . medium mouth .. . good but lacks a wow factor .. . . one for your mate! ya mad bugger! Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The beer is near black with a small tan head. The aroma offers roast, pine, chocolate, oak. Wood flavors emerge more in the flavor. Nicely balanced. Chocolate notes and a pine finish. Notes of vanilla emerge as the beer opens up. A touch of molasses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid beer. I would have this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-09-2012 bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
(500ml bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, wood, and raisins. Flavor of chocolate, pepper, vanilla, herbs, and dark fruit. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Dark color. Bit of smoke in the nose. Dark fruit with oak, chocolate, sweet. Low carb, medium thick body. Pretty solid.