Aniela (3537) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with an beige head. Roasted malt chocolate nutty licorice caramell woody vanilla aroma. Roasted caramel chocolate dark fruits licorice vanilla flavour. Lovely beer with well balanced flavour and aroma.
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark imperial stout with a thin dark brown head, viscous. In aroma, intense bitter chocolate with coffee grind, intense alcohol warmth and musty character. In mouth, beautiful sweet mochaccino, vanilla, Nutella, bourbon barrel, loads of alcohol, very nice. Mini growler from the brewery, shared with Matt and Puhskinwow.
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler generously shared by Hopscotch. Dark brown pour with brown head. Nice lacing. Lots of chocolate in the nose. Sweet with loads of caramel and chocolate highlights. Nice bourbon, vanilla, and oak lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Knight mini growler thanks to TheHoff - mega beer karma points for this one! Pours a dark black with a nice but small creamy brown head that dissipates fairly slowly leaving good lacing. Aroma has lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coconut and dark dried things (raisins and figs, mostly). Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter -- Homerís booze soaked candy bar isnít far off here -- lots of vanilla and bourbon notes with out a lot of accompanying astringency, which is nice. Body is perhaps a little light, the only real "drawback" of this really really tasty beer.
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, no foam. Sweet raisin, fig, molasses aroma. Dark, roast, chocolate, fig, love the flavor. Has a flat syrup quality but definitely a winner.
biggsbowler (529) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler - pours dark black with slight tan head. Nice rich chocolate nose with a slight roast. Creamy, fudgy chocolate taste.
Homer321 (2633) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mini-Growler thanks to TheHoff43, as Dark Knight. Nose is a bourbon soaked chocolate treat. light vanilla and a ton of sugar in the aroma as well. Taste is decadent, like a booze soaked candy bar. There seems to be a delightful milky, lactose sort of taste to the beer as well, but it is never cloying. There is a moderate to strong chest warming alcohol presence, but it never seems hot. A light cinnamon type of flavor as well, but I think that comes from the Jim Beam, or maybe itís just in my head. This is real good stuff.
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark black with minimal head. Strong bourbon smell with a little chocolate and malt. Taste similar with a little wood and very slight vanilla. Really well balanced and delicious!
RobertDale (4203) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 ounce growler. Pours black with a decent khaki head. Nice lacing. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and wood. Very enjoyable, would hold itís own against most anything. Didnít notice the 13%.
Clownoisseur (357) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml wide mouth growler from the brewery poured into a snifter glass. Pours dark brown, near black with a pillowy mocha head that recedes to a rind around the glass with spotty lacing. Nice legs up the glass with bronze hues persisting. Bold aromas of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted malts, nuts earth and some char. Taste follows the nose with nice chocolate and coffee interplay. The nice bittersweet forefront melts into some big roasted notes, char, toast, walnut....hints of caramel and dark fruit across the middle as well. Finish is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a warming bourbon heat. Nothing too abrasive and certainly well hidden alcohol for itís weight. Really nice beer, glad to have tried it!