jb (3483) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Pretty over the top and huge in every way. Huge nose with loads of coffee, licorice, a bit of vanilla and lots of milky chocolate. Bourbon in the back along with alcohol burn. Very creamy mouth feel is nice. A sipper. If enjoyed as such it is pretty good. alobar (3994) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Tar black pour with aroma of chocolate, vanilla, booze, smoke, and hint of licorice. Complex flavor with chocolate smoke, booze, vanilla, and some licorice. Very nice. Alpha10 (882) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2017
2017/11/12 - Pours jet black with a foamy, khaki head that quickly reduces and leaves no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, smoke, dates, banana, soy and butterscotch. Mild hint if acetone? Taste is smoke, hot bourbon, wood, cocoa, vanilla, dates, licorice, roast and butterscotch. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with low carbonation and a smokey, hot booze finish. Lots going on....mostly good things. Pretty good overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2017
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – b. 355 ml ehaak26 (778) - - AUG 28, 2017
Aroma refined and smooth for what it is 13% plus brew. Notes of vanilla, dates and warming alcohol
Top: medium lighter top.
Base: dark brown
Palate : medium plus bodied.
Taste: rich, notes of plums and dates, hinted with Vanilla. Refined smooth alcohol burn at finish. Nice sipper.
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of vanilla, smoke, cocoa, and alcohol. Ruined by a terribly thin palate and extremely distasteful metallic finish. Maybe a bad bottle.
beern (254) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Pours black, brown with a nice one-finger tan head with an aroma of wood, coffee and malt. Tastes of sweet caramel, butterscotch, chocolate and vanilla with a moderately bitter finish and moderate to strong alcohol. It’s full bodied with minimal carbonation. It’s slick and viscous. Clearly it’s bourbon barrel aged. Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown, thin ring of tan head, fair retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, leather, piney hops. It even smells chewy. The taste is plum, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, oak. Medium-full bodied, chewy, booze well integrated. Nice beer. HI THERE KALEB! smaynard6000 (1277) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a small light brown head. Heavily malty aroma with cocoa notes. Somewhat sweet flavor with heavy chocolate notes and a touch of vanilla. A bit of smokiness. Full bodied. Very good. slowrunner77 (13418) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Dark brown pour with light cocoa head. Aroma is initially cocoa (powder) and vanilla. Sweet, yet with a hint of savory underneath. The smoke is a touch harsher than I’d like, and IMO takes away from the otherwise decadent nose and flavor. Still a good beer, just not great. Warms up nicely, and hides the abv dangerously well. drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2017
6/13/17. On tap at Craft on Draft. Black pour with a nice tan head. Mildly smoky aroma, savory, roasted malts. Lightly savory, almost salty, flavor, smoky, coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Not awful.