PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle, first release. Thick black -- no light coming through this guy. One finger of dense, sticky sandy tan head grips the walls in full sheets. Something tangy in the nose, like apricots mixed with chocolate. A little vanilla, a weird splash of unripe banana. Splash of oak, too. Unripe banana is all over the flavor. Very weird. Lots of Maple, rough oak, a splash of pecan, a bunch of alcohol too. A little hot.Thick, medium-full body with mild, massaging carbonation and a lot of alcohol numbness. This one will be much better after a year or two-- there’s too much alcohol flavor at this point. raoul_duke (270) - - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at bar Buena. Caramel foamy head which sticks around. Extremely dark brown to black. Malt nose with some chocolate. Very alcoholic flavor. Some coffee flavor I guess. Thinner than you’d expect. All in all a bit disappointing but still above average. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Dark brown with a chocolate head. Aroma is raisins, dates, chocolate, caramel, hint of anise. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, bittersweet on the palate. Taste is raisins, pecans, dates, anise. BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bomber bottle poured thick black with a tan lingering head and quickly dissipating head. Aromas of chocolate, woodiness, caramel and roasty malt. Flavor is mild bitter. Yum. alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a cola brown color with a creamy tan head with exceptional lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and roast. Creamy body with roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, wood, and a slight bourbon hit at the back end. Just exceptional. 2013 bottle.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. About a year old. Pours a deep brown to black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts with a light nutty toastiness, somewhat burnt bitter. Flavor brings out a bit more of the burnt roasted nutty malts. No noticeable bourbon quality, but could be that its aged a bit too long. Roast nutty slight burnt malts in the finish. I liked it, but it was probably too late in the night after a solid tasting. snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at Liberty Station. Pours very dark brown with a thick, creamy bubbly tan head. Tastes like sweet syrup, woody, chocolate, boozy, light ash. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like booze, woody, sweet chocolate syrup, and lightly burnt malt. Ron (4266) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at MacGregor’s Stone tap take over night. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Rich sticky fruit cake aroma with caramel. Full body, light carbonation. Lots of sweet candy licorice, booze, light chocolate, light coffee. Sweet and the alcohol was well hidden but felt. Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Sample at the Aces & Ales Winter Beer Fest on 01/16/2015. The beer pours brownish-black with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily to a dense film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Full-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, roasted nuts, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. The finish is roasty with a charred malt aftertaste. Enjoyable beer all around. dnstone (3745) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Boozy chocolatey aroma. Deep brown-black color w tan head. Nice amount of bourbon booze character up front followed by a pronounced chocolatey finish.
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