RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from International Trade; dark brown pour with velvety tan head, bourbon and coffee aroma, taste has bourbon non if your face but quite mellow, sweet taste with vanilla, leather quite earthy, viscous mouthfeel, none of the speedway variants are as good as the original for me.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 750ml bottle. Poured a rich, dark black color, like oil, nice small brown head. Aroma was creamy dark chocolates, bourboun. Flavor was smooth chocolate bourbon, brandy notes. Pretty solid brew. Alcohol is nicely hidden in this one.
MadRobin (1864) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA.
Opaque, near black with a small tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla and booze.
Taste of roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, Scotch whiskey and caramel with a noticeable alcohol burn.
Full/medium body and medium/low carbonization.
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BMMillsy (1271) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle from Adam in trade. Poured Dec 7, 2013. Big time thanks for this one. Pours pitch black along with what looked like some coffee grinds, and a one finger mocha head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roast, some chocolate, oak, light anise. Flavor is bourbon up front, light roast, vanilla, anise, chocolate, sweetness, more vanilla. Comes in waves, with that bourbon first then the layers of roast and sweetness. Much sweeter than the regular version, and I like it. Silky smooth, relatively thick mouthfeel, low+ carbonation. Sweet bourbon coats the palate and warms the throat.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
pours jet black with tan lacing from 22oz bottle. Smell of boozy mocha molasses. Boozy. Good stuff very similar to bcs.
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/26/13 bottle date. Vanilla coffee chocolate. All subtile and balanced. Nothing really sticks out, just a completly solid bourbon stout.
jmgreenuk (4086) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, some creamy caramel and boozy alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich creamy liqourice alcohol bitter palate. An absolute whale of a beer.
kermis (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to trade with Kraddel. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, caramel, roast and booze. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Licorice, soy and leather coming out in the palate with the aroma aspects. Oily mouthfeel with alcohol coming out in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
66cl bottle courtesy of and shared with kermis, big thanks.
Thick creamy tan head. Jet black pour. Lovely woody notes. Very smooth enjoyable complex brew. Excellent
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spectacular!! Bottle from a trade. Thanks! Poured into a snifter at home. Opaque, jet black pour with a thin mocha head. Some lacing throughout. Strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste was quite impressive with dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, roasted malts and coffee. Very slightly vanilla sweetness. Full body, a little oily. Good carbonation. I couldn’t get enough of this! Soft and creamy on the palette. Finish lingers with bourbon and chocolate. I WANT MORE!!