Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky aroma has a robust overtone of bourbon, plus subtle notes of chocolate, licorice, toffee and caramel. Pours a deep, rich coffee sable with a rather thick and persistent light tan head. Satisfying flavor has a roast malt core and a strong bourbon note, plus nutty, caramel, chocolate, earthy and licorice notes of varying strength. It seems to get better with each sip! Smooth texture has hearty body, though fizz seems on the weak side. So what - this is a great beer, one I hope they will brew again!
jspronck (95) - 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 (9799) - 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 (23) - - 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!
kerenmk (2592) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. black with tan head. Chocolate milk sweetness with some caramel and sugar in the nose, sweet, creamy and a little chocolatey taste. Soft, almost no carbonation, full-bodied. Good.
ThirstyBird (1706) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Mike for saving me a taste! Pours very dark brown/black with a rich, tan head that falls to a ring. The smell is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, molasses. The taste is coffee, brown sugar, bourbon, molasses ending dry. The body is medium with fine carbonation.
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Smooth overall. Very good. A bit thin.
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of vanilla. String vanilla and malt flavor with smoky notes and a bit of bourbon in the finish. Excellent stout.
Beerhammaren (1166) - FINLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.75l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours deep dark brown with low tan head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, dark malts, alcohol notes and dark chocolate. Flavor is dark malts, coffee, bourbon, dark fruits and syrup and bread. A bit flat palate somehow.
JHeath99 (1122) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a deep dark black with a layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, bourbon, and a little hint of chocolate.
AKORN (201) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in color with a thick black head. Bourbon, butterscotch, smokey, black liquorice aroma. Bourbon, wild turkey, butterscotch ale, char, chocolate and mild malt taste. Low carbonation. Great beer