kbutler1 (1350) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Dregs78 from BA. Pours a very dark brown color with a semi-dark tan head that collars around the glass. The aroma is dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, leather, and slight bourbon notes. The booze notes that I do pick up I think can be contributed to the aging in barrels. Some lace as the head settles. Nice creamy mouthfeel. The bourbon flavor is fairly evident but not overwhelming at all. Nice blend of flavors. The dark chocolate is mor evident at the end and lingers on for a while. Slgith warming and taste of alcohol as well. Overall, a really nice beer with some pretty good balance. I really like the bourbon flavors in that they aren’t too overwhelming. The mouthfeel is really nice as well.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks kan! bottle. pours black with thin tan head. aroma of coffee, vanilla honey. flavors of coffee vanilla, creme brûlée, sweet chocolate, thin body and sweet finish. okay but i can see a lot of people liking this.
pantanap (3353) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Williamsburg cafe royals. 22oz bottle from Ken... Pours a dark stouty
pour with less intense edges and a thin tan head... Aroma of barrel
with vanilla and bourbon and of course of coffee... Flavors improve
albeit with a sweeter profile overall. Solid notes of bourbon, lighter
vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Decent body and carbonation. Works
pretty well altogether. Coffee tastes a fair bit stale and not the
freshest. Not bad overall but seems a bit too sweet.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Pours pitch with light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and some coffee. Kinda like a mocha. Mouthful is bitter sweet chocolate with some nice coffee notes.. Very nice...
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The perfect stout? Great aroma, smooth, lots of coffee and chocolate with the wood/bourbon/vanilla taste barely perceptible, but still lurking in the background. Worth the 4.2 rating it has so far....great beer at $8/bomber. Have had many stouts 2-3x the price that weren’t nearly as good. Hope they keep brewing more like this. Time to head back to the store and clear out their supply...
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a little coffee. Mouth coating and a finish that lasts a long time. An absolutely awesome effort for the gang at Alewerks! OK, I’m a homey, but this is really really tasty!
zizzybalubba (1409) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Wonderful flavors; chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and wood. Certainly on the Imperial end of the stout spectrum but this one isn’t too heavy. This is an improvement on the regular Coffehouse Stout and is the worth the "mini-hype" it is receiving and deserves.
TheBeerGod (5225) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour with a thick, frothy brown head. Strong vanilla, coffee, oak, molasses and dark chocolate in the aroma. Mouth-watering! Taste is big black, oily coffee beans, strong vanilla, bourbon notes, molasses, oak and dark chocolate. Absolutely delicious! Body is thick and chewy with a creamy carbonation and slight warmth. Finishes with more vanilla, big coffee, molasses, brown sugar, oak and bourbon notes. This is a homerun. No doubt. Yes, I’m a homer but this is an awesome beer, homer or not!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery on 09/08/2010. Dark black body with a medium creamy brown head. Big coffee and roast aroma with chocolate and some woody notes. BIg coffee, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and light wood flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, light coconut, slight bourbon, slight vanilla, and a hint of oak. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of Bourbon, light oak, coffee, chocolate, light roasted malt, light vanilla, and lactose. Medium body. Slightly tingly, then dry, and chalky body. Soft to average carbonation. Roasted malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla finish is dry and lightly chalky. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout, despite the nice, smooth Bourbon flavor.