gregwilsonstl (1278) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vanilla. Super woody. Oak. Bourbon. Strong. Noticeable alcohol. Thanks carter.
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Marcus. Pours very dark brown, very, with a transient extremely dark tan head. Aroma of coffee and bourbon. Full bodied, but it quickly thins as the carbonation leaves. Heat doesn’t seem an issue til it hits the gullet. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, smooth burnt malt, and then heat. But it’s still just a flavor component. It goes pretty chocolate in the long finish. Pretty cool ale!
suprchunk (2530) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Big tan, chocolatey head. Little lacing. Slight bourbon nose atop chocolate, figs, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is very boozy followed by a very sweet malt. Cloying.
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample @ EBF 2015. very dark brown with a low beige cap, minimal retention and lacing for its abv. fragrant bourbon barrels with vanilla peaking, dense roasted malts - some roasted acidity - well integrated though; burnt rock candy sugar, raisiny spiciness, booze - not off, just warming enough. low carbonation, full body, warming coffee and cream finish. pretty nice sippa.
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a very dark brown with slightly lighter head; head dissipates down somewhat, but sticks around a long while. Aroma is full of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is initially dominated by the bourbon/vanilla notes, but then there is mocha and some very dark malt bitterness. Surprisingly carbonated - much fizzier than I expected. Long mocha finish.
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is coffee, roast, bourbon, sweet. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon. Hides the alcohol very well. One of the better coffee stouts I’ve had.
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes on 3/30/15
On tap at Avery. Awesome. The chocolate and bourbon are much more prominent than the coffee. Still good amount of coffee comes through. How do they make an 18% ABV beer taste so smooth.
zickbeer_ye (335) - Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Warm vanilla and cocoa aromas with Some concord grape and soy and bourbon undertones. Light brown head and dark black body. Sweet cocoa and vanilla flavor with some berry and hot bourbon finish. Smooth at first but very hot in the end.
Emeister84 (1451) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy roasted coffee aromas, booze, bourbon, milk chocolate, toasted almonds. Black with a lasting small tan head. Initial chocolatey malt sweetness, hot with whiskey, like a boiler-maker. Full bodied, booze runs hot throughout and long after the finish.
jbeatty (1182) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 04/05/2015. Pours dark brown, thin dark head dissipates to a haze on the surface. Aroma of ground coffee, strong and spicy, rich caramel and vanilla, marshmallow, bourbon undertones. Taste is coffee grounds, cocoa, bitterness blending with booze, sharp sweet chocolate,bourbon. Medium thick body, belying the beers true abv. Intense, but quite nice as a sipper.