Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty much black color, brown head. Nice aroma of dark cocoa, vanilla, espresso. Taste is big, boozy sweet coffee, chocolate, vanilla, figs. Nice.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less. Fredís the man! Pours very dark brown with a transient dark tan head. Aroma of bourbon/vanilla/oak with something unfamiliar. Full bodied +. Flavor is brown sugar, bourbon, oak and very smooth burnt malt. think chocolate also. Complex and tasty. Finishes on the sweet side, but itís very bourbon/chocolate. Very flavorful.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with a moderate to large frothy brown head that lasted and produced sticky layers excellent lacing. Heavy roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit and woody bourbon aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex dark sweet stout flavor with a heavy smooth dark fruit bourbon woody finish. Very well balanced complex barrel stout. This is a standout beer.
chrisv10 (9448) - DENMARK - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of adnielsen. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, vanilla, bourbon with notes of alcohol.
madsberg (9337) - SÝborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, wood, chocolate, port, liqoiurice, Flavour of roast, vanilla, wood, alcohol, chocolate, brown sugar, liqourice, just a tad of coffee. Full bodied. ends on a roasted and light sweet bitterness with nice alcohol bite on lips and palate. Nice
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Super bourbony aroma with some vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Very, very sweet with lots of brown sugar, molasses, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. The sweetness is very pronounced, and despite the alcohol content and barrel aging, not as boozy as I thought.
Rasmus40 (8918) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Camons tasting, courtesy of adnielsen. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Sweet and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 120712
Leighton (8746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Many thanks to Seth for sharing! Pours oily black with a creamy, tan head. Aroma holds alcohol, dark malts, roasted malts, burnt toast, rich chocolate. Big sweet flavor with robust bittersweet chocolate, moderate roast, a bit of alcohol punch, brown bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Warm finish with oily chocolate, dirt, brownies, raisins, decent roast, rich chocolate cake. Awesome. Great depth. A hell of a beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is oak, dark chocolate, roast and coffee malt, bourbon, dates, figs, prunes, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet oak, bourbon, vanilla, velvety chocolate, dark fruits and a sweet finish palate that finishes dry and spicy. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
Ratman197 (8513) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small l;asting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, alcohol, oak, roastiness, licorice and dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, licorice, dark fruit, light roastiness and light coffee with a smooth warming lingering dark chocolate finish.