Concealer (777) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a small brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, light vanilla, oak, roasted malt, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor is sweet upfront with bourbon, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits, light oak, roasted malt and booze on the end. Full bodied, oily and smooth.
Aniela (2411) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Batch 1. Black beer with a brown head. Licorice, coffee, vanilla, dried dark fruits and malty aroma. Dark dried dried fruits, coffee, vanilla and licorice flavour. Nice one :-)
UDBeernut (1723) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from tleaver33, many thanks as usual. pours dark opaque brown, slim khaki head. nose of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. taste has a fudge brownie essence. bourbon, oak. big burly body, but smooth like velvet. high abv is well hidden but hits in the head like a steel toed boot to the crotch. yup, lets get stoopid.
Huhzubendah (2553) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of those beers I’ve been wanting to try for a while, but hadn’t had an opportunity. Shared with my buddy Dave.
The beer is near black with a quarter inch of silky beige collar. The aroma brings dark chocolates, roast, huge malt profile, bourbon, oak. Some vanilla and barrel notes, but more chocolate and bourbon. A delicious beer! So smooth. I honestly hadn’t looked at the abv. I thought it was around 12-13%. 17.42% abv?!? Are you serious. Apparently, it’s serious, because I felt pretty awesome after I finished my 6 oz. Outstanding beer and well deserving of the high ratings.
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy. Cow. Vanilla, bourbon goodness in every smell and sip. Syrupy and sticky texture. Very sweet, with the vanilla, coconut, and a little bite from the alcohol but not much, it's very well hidden. An amazing stout.
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olr1984 (1081) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 12oz bottle pours a dark oily black with a tan head. Vanilla bourbon and fudge aroma. Taste is the same which is excellent. The alcohol is well hidden. Great beer
Crispy34 (386) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 2, 2013 12oz bottle. Aroma is dark and dry. Some sweetness as well. Appearance is like oil with no head and very viscous. Taste is very sweet and dark fruit. Hints of bourbon and oatmeal. Palate is very dry. Overall, a good stout. Hides the booze well. A decent treat.
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KingCecil (2049) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home …It pours pitch black with a medium tan head.. Bourbon, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruits, warming alcohol! … Sooo nice!
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice bourbon and vanilla aroma pours a deep black with a creamy molasses colored head. Nice body for such big beer carried by roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak flavors then comes in with a big continually warming sensation. Creamy big dark fruit caramel cocoa finish. Just keeps gettin better with every drink!
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. fuller bodiedblack pour. Powerful beer, very agressive. huge roastiness, bourbon notes, dark chocolate. very boozy at 17%. active mouthfeel that keeps tastebuds overworked. a lot going on here. very small sips