rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Trade with CUE45 - thanks for this amazing brew. Black pour with a creamy milk chocolate colored head. Aroma has a bit of bourbon, although less than most and a huge amount of coffee. Taste is largely coffee a nd a lot of sweeteness, a touch of bourbon and a kiss of chocolate. This balances the coffee abd bourbon better than most. Nice thick and creamy mouthfeel with a touch more carbonation than most bba stouts. This is truly a fantastic beer. Better than KBS at their own game.
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at EBT2 2013. Shared with Mathieu87 and Joris.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, little to no head (beige).
NOSE: lots of coffee, some vanilla, little boozy.
TASTE: rather sweet, nice vanilla, alcohol warming.
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours viscously to a small rust-brown head, fast gone over black-brown beer. Pure black, if sweetened, coffee. Faint tobacco in the finish. Vanilla from the Bourbon, but the alcohol is not obvious in the nose. Coffee, moccha with mixed (black/milk)chocolate. Vanilla, Bourbon, spirit, crème Anglaise, sweet. Rich, voluptuous MF, alcoholwarming. Rather sweet, especially in the aftertaste. There’s better in this category, certainly regarding the balance. Thanks to the donator!
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with nimbleprop, many thanks. Almost black colored beer with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Dark chocolate, sweet coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak. Rich coffee bitternes in long sweet finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Little bit more on sweet side, but still very enjoyable beer.
jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first alewerks brew and this one has a lot of great things going on. I have a few in my cabinet that will keep me well stocked
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of coffee, a little bit bourbon and oak, a lot of chocolate and some milk, a little roasted malts, and light bitterness. Flavor the same, with a little too much milk and chocolate and not enough coffee/roasted malts. Average to smooth texture. A decent barrel-aged stout. Not to sound biased or anything, but it’d probably taste better if it were aged in barrels from the true state where bourbon is made... Real whiskey comes from KY.
Anticlimaddox (4) - - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Superb. In every way. This is smooth and silky and finishes just as nice as it begins. Very much a favorite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin tan ring. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate roast, sweet bourbon, coffee, and vanilla. Really smoothe and very tasty.
Westchesterco (823) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance dark brown slight head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee taste coffee and bourbon lovely flavor and lingers on the palate
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Dog in Chalfont, PA. As soon as this beer was placed in front of me, I could smell that I was in for a treat. Great balance of coffee and bourbon barrel flavors. I need to grab a couple bottles of this.