Fritz123 (809) - 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!!
Ataraxia (305) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black, small beige lacing. Bourbon, fresh espresso, vanilla, milk chocolate, wood, and a little dark fruit. Good mix of bittersweet flavors, which becomes more bitter over time. Smooth, creamy, and full-bodied. Lingering black coffee finish
gmellison (369) - Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to steve-o. Thanks! Aroma is chocolate and coffee, taste is the same. oily mouthfeel, nice beer.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, with friends. Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and good lacing. Caramel, toffee, cocoa, light bread, coffee, a hint of cherries, bourbon, and raisins in the aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, sweet malt, bready, bourbon, toffee, figs, and raisins with a light burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really nice stuff, but still not as good as the original.
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, red edges, minimal tan head.
Smell big red fruit, bit of coconut. Sweet.
Taste sweet coconut and big vanilla, oaky barrel, bit of coco and roast, coffee has faded.
Mid to fuller body
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2012 vintage shared by Mike at the Thursday mini-tasting. Thanks! Pours opaque black with a small brown head and decent lacing. Aroma is BOURBON, cocoa, roasted malts. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, boozy. Medium body, hot, very whiskey forward. I am amazed this beer scores so well here.
barn0216 (361) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, brown, tan head, decent lacing. chocolate, brown sugar aroma. Whiskey flavors come through strongly, charred oak, coffee. Kind of wrecks the beer honestly even though I’m a whiskey drinker. Strong after taste of ash or tobacco.
Howlader (444) - - NOV 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large format bottle split with a friends. Very good, little less coffee flavour and more barrel.
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Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. With hints of vanilla and bourbon. Taste is boozy Bourbon With dark chocolate and coffee immediately following. Full, thick and viscous with Moderate carbonation. Like a bourbon soaked chocolate cake with coffee icing. Only knock is that it is a little bit alcoholic and too warming. Almost hot Otherwise great stuff. Thanks Justin for the bottle!
VsXsV (1900) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, wood, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, caramel, raw sugar and bread. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, raw sugar, bourbon, wood and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really, really good.