kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: June 04, 2009
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: dark roasted and oak aroma, hint of bourbon sweetness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and roasted flavor, touch of vanilla sweetness balanced by the woody oak, light bourbon
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Arrived at the upstairs area a dark brown, near black body with a thin layer of khaki-colored fizz.
Smell: Nose of roasted barley splashed with morning coffee and garnished with a dusting of chocolate and dry caramel. Very mild whiskey accents as well, but, sadly, none of the added oak chips coming across for me.
Taste: Dry, roasted dark malts with pour of mild Breakfast Blend coffee and subtle tastes of chocolate and dark caramel. Meager pinch of brown sugar. Overall, a medium, perhaps even medium-low sweetness. Tiny hint of fruit. As with the nose, only small touches of the whiskey and oak come through in the flavor. A taste of roasted barley embodies the latter half. Finishes dry and lightly roasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Low, subdued carbonation. Fairly soft mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Usually whiskey and oak additions are reserved for bigger, bolder beers and not a comparatively bright, light, and refreshing dry stout. Still though, the delicate highlights, when noticed, added nice touches to an already pleasant, easily drinkable stout.
craftbeerdesign (2197) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask on 6/4/09. arrived to the table a light black with no head. some faint whiskey notes on the aroma as well as a little coffee. somewhat thin body... wanted a bit more depth. more coffee notes through the mouth with a velvet like feel. the whiskey is somewhat mellow throughout.