Doodler (311) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Avery Strong Ale Fest. I got this 3 times on Saturday to kick start the festivities and sweep out the cobwebs from the previous days fogginess. Pours a dark cola brown with fuzzy tan head. Terrific aroma of espresso, whiskey barrel, sweet chocolate and malts. Taste was serious coffee and bourbon. warmed as it went, smooth and silky each time. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, it had a slightly hot bourbon and vanilla finish. A nice twist on Meph Addict.
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery poured a translucent dark brown nearly bvlack with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, pepper and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, light licorice and light roastiness with a smooth warming lingering, coffee finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Fairly rich coffee, light caramel, very light bourbon, roasty chocolate malty aroma. Thick mouth feel. Rich dark chocolate, fairly bitter, roasty coffee, caramel, very light bourbon flavor with a burning, boozy finish. I was really looking forward to this one and I was a bit let down. The bourbon didn’t really come through all that much and the coffee didn’t seem as fresh as with most batches of Meph Addict.