fletchfighters (1358) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours oil black, thick dark tan head. falls to a thick collar. Nice AVB legs.
Nose is whisky, Vegemite, fudge, oak, coconut. Really well layered nose but a touch of booze.
Taste is rich, thick and decedent. Vanilla fudge, dark chocolate, coconut, whisky, tar, Vegemite, and burnt malts. Thick chewy body, booze is evident but this is a solid BA Stout. Price might be an issue but all good. Solid effort from Coors.
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Boozy, but not feeling like 13%. Lots of coconut, thick and as good as your typical competent RIS, Probably at its peak.
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour on tap at FoBAB 2015 at UIC Forum (Chicagoo, IL). Pours a deep black thick opaque pour. Dark, ominous, thicker legs on the swirl. A mellow brownish head atop is a thicker ringer, solid lacing overall. Aromas are toasty and sweet, caramel and vanilla, oak and gentle spirit. Some black malts, roast and a bit of dark raw grain. Initial is fuzzy and spirit driven. Cocoa, roast, fuzzy barrel and tannic appeal eat up some of that impressive malt body. Toast, caramel, firm whiskey spirit lingers on. Some firmer carmelized appeal, vanilla. A hotter, thinner spirit and barrel driven backend strikes for me. Potent flavors and warmth coat the palate. Some toastinessn biscuit, carmelized appeal soak my soul. Finish is fuzzy and tannic, warm spirit. A bit earthy, some coconut, firm vanilla and lingering sweetness through an impressive barrel warmth. Tasty stuff. Hotter and thinner overall.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, oak, bourbon and roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get some bitter chocolate, heavily roasted malt, rich oak and bourbon, with some maple and vanilla character. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PartyFowle (903) - - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 1, bottle 807 of 1344. This beer won bronze at the 2012 GABF. Pours thick as hot chocolate and black as the vacuum of space. A thin, sandstone colored head sticks around for a while. Great nose. Toasted coconut, dark chocolate, caramel, alcoholic bourbon, vanilla, butterscotch. Nice and sweet. I like the balance in the flavor. Dark chocolate syrup, a bit of smoky roast, molasses, vanilla, coconut. Becomes sweeter as it warms. Thick, syrupy medium-full body. Nicely viscous, like heavy cream. Mild pockets of fizz. A little heat on the front of the tongue, with soft cocoa-driven bitterness. Surprisingly good. Probably not worth $25, but this is tasty. The stout shines through, working with the bourbon character rather than being dwarfed by it.
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and whiskey. Taste is chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Very good!
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, capped. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head that settles quickly. Huge overbearing whiskey nose, lots of vanilla and some apricots and some fumes. Sticky thick heavy body. Roasty sweet dark chocolate, apricots, and vanilla on the mid palate. Long sticky sweet thick finish.
Errl (2432) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a thin tan head. .Nose is vanilla, chocolate, spice, soft alcohol, oak..Taste is chocolate, spice, vanilla, chalky, roast, marshmallow. .
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black. Some legs. Nose is chocolate and blackberry and dark chocolate very strong overwhelming chocolate and very little roundness. Little texture and mouthfeel
mcberko (11864) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small tan / brown head. Aroma is complex, with bourbon, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is elegant, with boozy bourbon notes, vanilla, and alcoholic finish. Very well-balanced. Surprising quality from the big guys.