Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 170214
chrisv10 (12637) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocoalte, coffee, caramel, little vanilla and a little bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, medium sweet, little wood, little bourbon and a little bitter.
AshtonMcCobb (3926) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tape at Holyrood 9A.
Appearance - opaque black with a nice fawn head.
Nose - vanilla and chocolate. Creamy backbone.
Taste - vanilla custard and chocolate.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy texture dry a fairly fresh finish considering the style. Lovely balance.
Overall - a nice stout. Easy to drink at nearly 7%.
mansquito (4110) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cityfresh/ Associated, Bushwick growler: Pours black with a small brown head. Arom ais moderate levels of bourbon, vanilla, plenty of milky chocolate, hints of coffee, and lightly roasty malts. Taste is moderately sweet. Subtle, but very well mixed bourbon notes. Pleasantly low carbonation. Nice bourbon flavor mixing with the chocolate. Ridiculously easy and pleasant to drink. My growler was gone in no time.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Alfie Byrnes. Brown, black, not much head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt nose. Flavour is nice, milk chocolate, roast notes, whisky. Light enough, little carbonation. Long whisky finish.
Bule (1212) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luma. Pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Overpowering bourbon barrel aroma and flavor. Some roasted malt flavors but a little too overpowered.
RedSox2004 (1436) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black with a one-finger tan head, solid retention and nice lacing. Cocoa and roasted malt aromas give way to a pretty strong bourbon that yields to nothing. Chocolate malt sweetness accompanied by booziness of the bourbon. Hints of vanilla, coffee, and earthiness. Medium body, creamy but slightly watery mouthfeel, minimal carbonation, and a boozy finish.
WanderinCelt87 (195) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is subtle with hints of chocolate. Appearance is black like licorice with a nice tan head. Taste is very soft and malty with hints of chocolate and a little raisin. Leaves a clean after taste.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Chose this one to mark my 10 year anniversary on Ratebeer and i was not disappointed. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was a lovely mix of sweet chocolate syrup, malted milk, vanilla and coconut. The flavor was malty and toasty with notes of vanilla, malted milk, chocolate syrup and coconut. Nicely complex yet subtle with no one element overwhelming. Long finish of chocolate, toasty malts and marshmallow. Silky smooth and creamy body. Absolutely lovely.
SNL (417) - - FEB 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black pour, light Brown head.
Very sweet Nose, notes of bourbon. Taste is dominantly bourbon, roasted malty finish.