GenDV138 (2764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Black with light tan head, some brown hue around the edges. Aromas of roast, bourbon, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee, roast, bourbon, dark fruit, caramel, oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Low carbonation. Bourbon isn’t in your face with this one.
Reynolds314 (2727) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Underrated beer here! On draft at Armsby abbey and it was probably my second favorite beer of stoutfest behind the CBS. Really rich and spicy with great bourbon character and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was pleasent and the barrel aging was lightly done to perfection. Awesome work.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at EBF 3/16/13.
Earthy and roasty stout with a slightly ashy almost chalky consistency. Bourbon and oak come through as well as the yeasty Belgian phenols and flavors. I love stouts, I love bourbon, but I think the Belgian yeast detracts rather than enhances this brew.
pineypower (2666) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours out black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. Taste is complex and very well balanced, smooth velvety mouthfeel with bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits and some earthy notes on the finish. Very solid.
MadIndian (2560) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOB. Black pour with a nose of Vanilla and bourbon. Mild wood taste with a chocolate roast taste. Finishishes with a dry earthy bourbon splash.
Lukaduke (2548) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a two finger light khaki foam. The nose is soft with sweet chocolate and bourbon soaked tootsie roll, spicy vanilla bean and licorice. The palate follows... wow Im digging this lots of cola nut, round full soft mouthfeel, bourbon bite is apparent but dialed in with the roasted chocolate malt and traces of licorice, herbal spice and vanilla. Really loving this !
Jow (2501) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with thin head. Nose of chocolate and bourbon. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy. tastes of chocolate, bourbon, plums, figs, earth, vanilla, and cedar. the bourbon adds sweetness but is not overwhelmingly sweet or boozy mess. quite drinkable for the abv
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on draft at FoBAB 2010. Pours nearly black amber with a massive off-white head that leaves rocky lace. The nose is super-roasted malt with espresso and bitter dark chocolate. The flavor is vanilla oak, bourbon, roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. The body is full with average carbonation and a long roasted espresso and whiskey finish.
italianjohn (2438) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head creamy with light lacing .... aroma of bourbon and roasted malts and coffee ..... very smooth and silky with a light fruity and roasted malt and coffee taste ... a bitter warming alcohol bourbon finish .... not a heavy brew kind of thin and easy drinking as it warms more of the bourbon flavor comes in ... not bad but i wasn’t blown away
merc7186 (2434) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Dark Fruits, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Dark Red Plum, Black Bread, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla, Mildly Snokey
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet