bytemesis (3977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours inky black, small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is pretty strong coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, rich, but hella boozy. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, hot and boozy. Too hot. Come on now.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a good beige head. Aroma is coffee, oak, bourbon, dark fruit, hint of peppers. Full bodied, lightly syrupy mouthfeel, starts sweet with a roasty and warming booze finish. Taste is coffee, oak, dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, cocoa powder, bourbon.
barn0216 (465) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black obviously, very little foam. Sweet cherry Bourbon forward aroma, but also clear notes of char, maybe even a hint of smoke. Taste is hot, cherry, roast bitterness, wood, tears of orphaned children, definitely leaves a strong taste of Bourbon. Great stuff though.
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mocha with some light barrel. Huge, syrupy and thick. Bitter finish. I didn’t enjoy this as much as the others in this lineup. Some roast, coffee and chocolate. Bottle from U-Street liquor.
ryanfolty (2007) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 15, 2015 - bottle from Wine and Cheese. Dark pour with some tan head that faded quickly. Aroma was bourbon, coffee, vanilla, wood and chocolate. Taste was good, but the bourbon was a bit too much and overpowered the other flavors. Finish was boozy, dry and slightly bitter.
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose of vanilla coffee. Strong boozy barrel that’s somehow not offensive. Hot brownie mix. Crazy hot, would do well to chill for a bit. Not bad.
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk of Canadia, thank you, eh? Deep clear maroon color, beige head. Aroma of licorice, brownies, vanilla. Taste is very boozy hot brownie dough. Whoa.
kraddel (4249) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black . Smell is sweet , bit oaky , bourbon . Taste is sharp , big bourbon, oak , slightly bitter, some chocolate, oaty finish . Boozy , for sure . Ok , bit too boozy
Niko100 (2142) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, oak, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, & licorice; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, rich dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Considering the alcohol it’s well hidden; Very good.
GenDV138 (2580) - 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.