alliance100 (878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - 2013 vintage - pours dark brown , thin tan head . Sweet bourbon profile , very mellow , soft vanilla notes . Solid .
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KevRiddle (1) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer. One of my favorites. Bold but smooth. Rich flavor with hint of bourbon.
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blackflag321 (539) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 22 oz bomber. Interesting: a (relatively) low ABV bourbon barrel aged stout. The whiskey flavor was muted, as expected. Sweet, smooth creamy chocolate and coffee on the palate, but thin finish.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of bourbon, coconut and vanilla, chocolate, roasted coconut, flavor of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, medium bodied.
Debic (1) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Outstanding!!! Wish I could find it on tap in Santa Rosa!
matty (229) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a thin, brief tan head. Aroma is of vanilla and chocolate with a touch of bourbon in the background. Taste is a little sweet like chocolate. A little lighter in body than I thought, but very smooth. The finish is sweet chocolate and a some smokiness comes through.
eaglebones (55) - Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with huge tan head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet with mild flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and oak. Surprisingly, not picking up much bourbon in this one. Good stout overall.
jspronck (120) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark brown color with nice tall and creamy tan head, the first aroma I felt was the bourbon, then came the coffee and caramel aromas. Creamy texture. In mouth, you immediately feel the chocolate and the roast. A lingering bourbon flavor comes in after a while. Sweet with some bitter notes of dark chocolate. Well-balanced and very drinkable. This was a very pleasant beer.
Bov (9983) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught@Erzbierschof - black beer under a solid creamy dark beige foam; aroma of nougat, vanilla and cherries; roasted with notes of black chocolate; sweet and medium-bodied, light grainy texture, lot of vanilla, residual sweetness and gentle bourbon notes in the finish
rzymol (109) - - DEC 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours perfectly dark, a beautiful head of foam with reddish, kind of caffe latte notes. Very good appearance. Aroma is not intense but very enjoyable and fresh with coffee and toffee notes. Extremely well-balanced and smooth taste build of fresh coffee, creamy vanilla, brown sugar and indeed, a bourbon feeling! A sweet tone is well countered with a bittereness. Leaves a very pleasant sweet aftertaste, sort of coffee-style. This beer is extremely drinkable, I actually could start my day with a glass of this one!