GenDV138 (2440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle (Labeled as Tweak - Stout with Coffee Added, Aged in Bourbon Barrels) poured into a snifter. Batch #1 bottled 10/28/2014, 17.81% ABV. Jet black with close to a finger of tan head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon, oak, bits of vanilla, subtle dark fruit. Tastes of coffee, bourbon, booze, dark chocolate, bits of dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish. Not bad but too boozy and not well masked.
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours dark brown with an attractive light brown head and a coffee and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied complex flavor that includes coffee, bourbon and dark molasses.
oRos (1239) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours black with brown head. Taste is lots of coffee and vanilla
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dense black pour, brown/tan head. Boozy and chocolatey smell and taste, rocket-fuel-like booziness. It’s okay but strong, I get less enthused with these beers by the second.
madvike (3007) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap - Pours black with a foamy tan head. Nose is bourbon, coffee, vanilla, molasses, and sweet dark malt. Taste is the same--real bourbon forward with coffee, dark malt, and lots of sugary sweetness. Thick and slick with mellow carbonation.
Ed5388 (2362) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle shared by Dan. Poured black with a small copper head of foam. Aroma of rich caramel, oak, fresh ground coffee beans, and boozy vanilla. Taste of black malts, espressso grounds, dry oak, and toffee. So good
John25 (790) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle black. Coffee but faded. Nothing special. Total soy sauce. I don't like this.
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conway (1778) - - JAN 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Jet black with little head. Aroma is soy sauce and bourbon barrel. Taste adds a bit of spice and tons of booze. I get no coffee. Incredibly sticky mouthfeel. I don’t know if this bottle is messed up but this is horrendous.
johnnybeers99 (12) - Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. I have no idea how they hid the alcohol @ 17.8 % ABV but they did. Starts out smooth with a hit of espresso and finishes with bourbon and malty goodness. Fantastic beer that trumps Goose Island BCBS all day long. Well done.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Art at Jackie O’s. Pitch black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, raisin, chocolate and coffee. Malty flavor with coffee and chocolate accents before a raisin and bourbon finish.