jahshuwuh (407) - USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty dark, thin tan head. Chocolate, anise, burned wood and a dark burned roast coffee. A sweet chocolate syrup strong boozy intense. Makes you shiver. Roasted coffee in aftertaste and caramel. Will definitely age a bottle.
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devman171 (988) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 Bottle pour thick black with big dark tan head. Aroma is rich roast, dark fruits, slight sweet. Taste is similar with big intense roast and a sweet boozy finish, hard to finish a bottle though
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i agree with the last rating, but at a lower level...at the start, the alcohol seemed like half of it’s 16%, but was more assertive by the end. Never did it taste like a 16%-18% beer, though. I thought the sheer complexity of the aroma and flavor were nice, although it wasn’t as smooth as World Wide from DFH, but maybe more complex. Dark, chocolate covered fruits, coffee, slight smoke, molasses. hops. A big sipping beer in every way, with a lasting finish. Well done."
esjunknyc (20) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep roasted and sweet flavor, not as balanced as some other bourbon stouts (to be expected) but very well executed as Avery frequently does. A little on the sweet side for my taste, but very good nonetheless.
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks GT2, black pour with tan head, nose is dark chocolate, taste is super strong, coffee, rich, creamy, wow
AirForceHops (3307) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage with ABV of 16.2%. Oily black liquid that leaves a coating of oily brown film when I swirl the snifter. The aroma is almost like a port wine, deep dark fruit, mostly like prunes. Hints of burnt coffee bean, earthy.
After I sip this I am again reminded of a port wine type flavor. Wood, red grapes, dark fruits, chocolate and tobacco. Hints of cherries and Jeez even after two years the alcohol is noticeable in the sip as well as the deep warming burn after the sip. The body is pretty nice and the texture is on the oily side. I could have held this another year but.... I wanted a monster stout and by God, this is one.
vtafro (3569) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle thanks bobby. Black pour with tan head. Black and dark malts, sweetness, pretty mild for 16%. Flavors are dark and malty, pretty mild, not too hot, nice beer.
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 8, tasted @ two years old. Aroma is dark and dry with some tobacco. Appearance is black with a thin head. Taste is of dark fruit and a stout dark malt with loads of dryness. Hints of coffee and rum. Palate is dry and sweet. Overall, a good stout. Hard to believe it is two years old because the flavors are so bright. Would like to try it spirit barreled.
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ebone1988 (246) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 7. Koleminer20 was gracious enough to share. All hail koleminer20. Aroma is bourbon, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, slight booze. Appearance is black as night, tan head. Taste is roasty, licorice, some booze presence but subtle, lots of bourbon. Mouthfeel is thick. Real thick. The subtle booze has caused my sinuses to burn...not in such a bad way that it’s unpleasant but it’s quite noticeable. Overall...wow. This beer is quite good. The only thing hindering it is that it may be a little too intense. But still definitely worth a shot.
katrinaez (67) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had the 16.2% addition. Nice and smokey. Very heavy but worth every sip. Only share with someone who appreciates the rich, deep, darkness of a stout on fire.
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle into glass that my pal josh , thick surypy black pour with potent aroma and taste, crazy smooth drinkablwe for a 15% KINDA love it!