Iphonephan (4008) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of prunes and dark. Berries. Flavors of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel. Boozy finish. Superb.
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle split 5 ways as part of Dangerous Bottleshare 5.0. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head. Nose is bourbon forwarded but still with the ground coffee notes and light chocolate. Taste is super smooth, sweet notes from the barrel that blends perfectly with the bitter coffee notes. Super tasty stuff!
hombrepalo (1915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from a trade. Pitch black color. Aroma of molasses, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, almost port wine like. Very complex aromas. Very full bodied with an almost oily thick texture and a flat carbonation. Moderated sweet malty flavor with light bitterness. Sweet thick warming bourbon like finish. Happy to have tried this but not nearly as good as GI Bourbon County Stout.
AWISLguy (1616) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha, cellar aged 8 months. On Christmas night. Shared by many. Best one of the night. Best in a while, in Austin’s honor. The solid bittersweetness of the base beer - excellent in its own right - amplified with some tangy vanilla sweetness. Somehow the barrel aging added its smoothness, and was a definite plus. 17.8
WillRunForBeer (1152) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle, 750mL. Pours nearly black with a medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, spent coffee grinds, and whiskey. Flavor is dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla oak. Finishes strong whiskey.
Chalumeaux (216) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle dark chocolate color with minimal white head. Aromas of chocolate and smoky malt. Very smooth silky mouth feel with a nice taste of chocolate and vanilla. After taste is a nice warm lingering bourbon heat. This is a super beer.
Westmeister (1983) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with the crew. On a night of many highlights, this was perhaps the best. Big beer, but came off very smooth for the ABV. Smooth coffiee, good bourbon, vanilla, bit of barrel, dark chocolate, roast. Super thick sipper, decadent.
theothermatt (273) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle. Big nose of vanilla, oak, coffee. Really smooth and rich for something at 12%. Lots of coffee, vanilla, and booze, that finishes nice and clean. It’s good, but I still have other favorites.
hopwine (485) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Good god this is amazing. Pitch black, no light seeping through even when put up to a lamp. Nose is vanilla, chocolate liqueur, wood. Flavor is flourless chocolate cake, moderate bourbon presence, prune, raisin, coffee is present but very much subdued relative to the normal speedway. Mouthfeel steers away from being too syrupy. Warming and pretty strong tannins encourage slow enjoyment.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Eric at Capitol Beer from his 2013 beer run. Pours dark brown/black with a slight dark tan head. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, arguably chocolate. Wonderful aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, very smooth dark malt. Super delicious.