JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
12oz gold wax provided by Syndicate in a homerun tasting... Darrel is good peeps and should be given the utmost trader elbow room IMO.
Pours impossibly thick.. dark brown/black viscous brew.. the the head is dark brown and dies back quick but the sugars hold on leaving nice lacing.
Thick nose.. sweet and never over done... tons of character.. maple with big coffee and dark toast.
Flavor is again just amazingly full.. from front to back the dark malt moves silky into the bourbon and dark cherry... soooo thick and full.
Darrel deserves a nice slow.. golf clap for this one.. clap clap clap.
Thanks my friend. boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thank you Darrel (syndicate). Nice coffee and whiskey nose. The taste on it is great. Taste like coffee, maple, and whiskey. This one actually lived up to its hype. Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Thanks to Shane for this. 12oz bottle gold wax. Maybe the most legit beer I’ve ever had. Pours out a standard jet black, thin dark brown head that disappeared pretty quickly. Nose is sweet malt, some light spice. Flavor is amazing, maple syrup, dark chocolate, coffee is subdued but there. I can’t put into words how good it is. Maybe top three beer if not number 1. onanalancaster (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours jet black, opaque, thin brown head lingers for a minute, slight lacing. Flavor follows the nose - massive dose of espresso, lots of rich chocolate, nice roast character, bitterness helps balance the big malt profile but is not aggressive. Alcohol is pleasantly warming and generally well hidden, again some complexity and whiskey notes from the barrel. Fairly sweet brew but not cloying, moderately bitter, fairly sweet/rich finish BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Coffee and mild bourbon smell. Super thick chewy body. Dark chocolate, brownie, and coffee taste with a bit of booze in the aftertaste.
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Mornin’ Delight and Assassin.
The beer is near black with a filmy beige head. All hype and bias aside, this aroma is silly good. Oak, roast, coffee, vanilla. World class from the first sip. The definition of grace and balance. Silky smooth on the palate. Absolutely amazing.
RussianDragon (578) - - AUG 8, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, many thanks Matt! Pours a deep dark brown/near black with hues of ruby on the edge when not backlit. Aroma is rich and complex: roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate syrup, and coffee notes. Flavor is massive and delicious - roast, malt, chocolate, mild anise, cocoa, coffee, syrupy sweetness, oak, vanilla, and perfection. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, similar to MF of Triple Bock. A world class outstanding beer. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Adam. Redemption from Bully Guppy. Black pour with a finger of tan foam. Tons of bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Nice coffee, cocoa powder, and toffee. Some burnt sugar and a bit of licorice. Nice dark fruits, too. Flavor has plenty of sugar and malt sweetness. Lots of caramel, toffee, and maple syrup. Nice bourbon and vanilla, too. Good dark fruit character, cocoa powder, and decent coffee. Good stuff. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Ultra Small Pour. Re-rated thanks to Jake. Pours black. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, coffee, whiskey and chewy chocolate. Full bodied. Smooth. Ferris (15267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle - Coffee, vanilla, marsh mellow and barrel Whisky notes. Jet black with a rich brown head. Barrel sweetness and complex chocolates, vanilla and coffee.