MHOSKINS (78) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Scary good. Beware! Huge ABV that is well disguised in this balanced beast of a stout.
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snoworsummer (2501) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours almost black with a fizzy light brown head. Tastes like strong, sweet, thick syrup. Very boozy, like bourbon with hints of rum, raisin, and chocolate. Medium body and low carbonation. Very pungent flavor. Astringent smell of rubbing alcohol and bourbon, with molasses, chocolate, and raisins.
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of vanilla, toasted oak, milk chocolate, espresso, coffee beans, cinnamon and subtle bourbon. Appears a pitch black with a mocha colored foam rim and heavy lacing. Massive booze overwhelms the palate with an explosion of flavors including milk chocolate, thick roasted barley, syrupy molasses, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, coffee beans and espresso. The barrel notes shine through on the finish along with massive, massive booze, bourbon, burning booze and residual chocolate. Overall, I think this is the 2014 batch so it’s ridiculously boozy. That aside, it’s really well done and it’s very balanced. A+ rating. Definitely a sipper.
Pierresauce (19) - - MAR 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost like taking a bite of an old plum made of molasses, very thick and syrupy going down, total coffee aftertaste. Bottled 2/4/2014 this batch is a slightly lower 14.83%abv than what was listed here on RateBeer. Buy it if you’re lucky enough to find it; it makes other stouts weep their weak, watery tears.
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you’re into nearly perfect beers, this is the ticket. An unbelievable syrupy vanilla chocolate bourbon heat roasted malt sticky sugary wonderland. Cheers.
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2yr old 2012 bottle. Pours black with a minor reddish hue. The head is a semi mocha brown and ends up sticking to my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon booze, medium to heavy oat notes, roasted malts, oak, mild to medium vanilla, sweet carmel aromas, and subtle chocolate malts. A very pleasant aroma for 17-18 percent. In tasting I picked up on sweet but heavy bourbon booze, molasses like sugar, mild roasted malts, mild carmel or possibly toffee like flavor, and medium vanilla. The finish is of a semi sweet but potent booze with an enjoyable dryness. Overall this was impressive considering the abv and that it held an enjoyable yet complex flavor. A must try.
Leveejr (109) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong example of BBA stout. On par with BCBS and KBS for sure. Very good beer all in all
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Concealer (838) - 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 (2462) - 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 (1856) - Saint Johns, 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.