cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black with little to no head, I poured very slowly as the oil thick fluid was fun to watch.. Aroma has notes of strong caramel, dark fruits (some raisins, dates, prunes), and big molasses notes, slight hint of bourbon but its fairly restrained, slight oak and alcohol. First sip very smooth, with tang of alcohol at the end. Very nice bourbon overtones with caramel, molasses and chocolate. Definitely not a session beer, will need to put some up for a year or two to see how the flavors come together. This almost as good as Goose Island Bourbon Stout in my opinion.
Nsanders (831) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Near black with a sticky light brown head and spotty lacing. Bourbon, melted marshmallows, dried coconut, molasses and new leather. Tastes very sweet with a medium dry finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.
fuzzcro (39) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Excellent sipping stout! Slides thickly out of the bottle, black as used oil. The aroma tells the whole story...chocolate, vanilla bourbon...the taste is delightfully sweet and the bourbon warms all they down! It?s a sipper that makes me wish I could gulp...the bourbon is a strong presence and a bit over the top but not a problem.
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb 2015 bottle vintage. Black oil, very brown foam. Aroma is bourbon and tannins. Taste - bitey oak, very boozey - whoah - rich and way too much for me. Palate is oily and finishes with some vanilla oak and booze. Nice but just too booze heavy.
SirLimpsalot (3022) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Stordirren 15-10-21: Stor doft av choklad, burbon och havre. Smaken är stor och oljig med tydlig fyllighet med stora toner av choklad, vanilj, burbon och kaffe. Underbar len. Mycket gott
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small beige head. Licorice, vanilla and brandy up front. Sweet with huge body and rounded mouthfeel. Intense flavour of fine slivovic, coffee syrup, madeira, vanilla and licorice. Heated raisiny finish. Retains balance, even with near infinite gravity.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, light vanilla and some caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and with a thick body. The finish was long and with well hidden alcohol. A nice one to sip.
JHeath99 (1517) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, booze, hint of coffee and vanilla. Taste is intense, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon with some vanilla notes. Very heavy and thick.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, alcohol, cacao. Bitter flavour, alcohol, somewhat sweet, bitter liquorice. Alcoholic finish, cacao, coffee, bourbon, lingering bitter.
(from 35.5cL bottle shared @ home. 2015 bottling)
kaser (4571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, smoke, tobacco flavors. A massive one. Smoother than the Bourbon Counties maybe. Coconut. Fantastic.
FunkyF (588) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med beige skum. Tung doft av choklad och havre. Söt och tung med en del choklad. En del portvin och sprit i smaken också.