XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Poured a nice black color with minimal head that faded. Had some chocolate, roast and licorice like scents. Taste was rather weird, it had IPA characteristics, hop forward. One of the people I tasted it with had one a few days before and said the two were completely different.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MacBoost (1962) - Victor, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a blackish color, but when held up to the light I can see traces of red around the edges of the glass. Nice khaki colored head consisting of small bubbles on top. Aromas of cappuccino, toffee, roast, anise dominate the nose. This is an aggressive smelling brew. First sip reveals a massive concoction of roast, coffee, liquorish, hops and god knows what else. Massive, I say.
The flavors are so intense you almost forget the alcohol is even there. Almost. There is a slight warming on the finish to remind you that you are actually, in fact, ballin’. In fact, the buzz hits quick and hard, with little time to let you get adjusted to it. It’s like I just did a shot of vodka or something, after just a few sips. Ballin’.
So, to sum it up, this is a massive beer with flavors all over the board. Roast, coffee, anise, hops, alcohol. Massive, I say. ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
August 30, 2012 bottle via trade and shared at BVery’s tasting. A nice black pour with good amount of head. Aroma and taste were coffee, chocolate, lactose and licorice. Little bit of alcohol in the finish, full bodied and smooth. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Black body with a nice tan head. 4+ Modest aroma, sweet dark malt, chocolate whispers, mild fruit character. 7++ Dark malt flavour, sweet malty core, very very light roast and cocoa dryness in the finish. 7+ Very smooth medium palate. 3+ Not super complex but a very solid stout. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Bomber. Very dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Chocolate, cocoa, slight roast, slight lactose, finishes a touch astringent. Delicious.
tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Rating #2000. The aroma is really nice: dark chocolate, licorice, smooth coffee, molasses. The appearance is jet black, light tan head. The flavor is dark chocolate, little sweeter than the aroma suggests, cream, licorice, molasses, coffee, some pine needles. The finish is piney hops, bitter chocolate, roast (the coffee mostly comes out here.) Thick, chewy in body. Very nicely done, although not as good as any of the beers from which it is made. Excellent overall. j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a deeep black with a thin tanned beige head. Roast and cocoa, wood and big sweetness. Chocolate, coffee, roast and chocolate pudding. Big roast, coffee and chocolate. Alcohol comes through a bit heavily. Chocolate, cocoa, warm coffee and alcohol, more sweetness. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Sampled at the 3Floyds Anniversary Party. Sweet malts roast chocolate. Sweet maple. Syruppy sweet flavors. A little cloying. Biter. Ok, but really not that special. 7/4/7/4/15
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
651mL at Campdown Brewdown. Rating #4400 on this site. Pours a deep brune to black. Medium, rockier, tan foam. Nose is malted milk balls, dense dairy, dark chocolate mousse, savory steak and fat. Taste is silky, rich, aerated with thick chocolate mousse, egg whites, dark chocolate bitterness. Very nice. Better than I expected. No cloying, lots of balancing hops. Great palate- silky and dense. Much better than Dark Lord. kappldav123 (6158) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle looks complex, but good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Roasty-malty aroma. Starts intense malty, strong, quite alcoholic. Intense coffee notes. Finish a bit milder, but still quite unbalanced. Not my favourite.