danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a rich glossy black with some ruby edges. A nice mahogany head. Rich roasty malts, sweet brown sugar, bourbon, and barrel fill the nose, with a heavy booziness but not a pure alcohol. The flavors follow with a rich full roast malt, sweet oaky bourbon, peanut butter blossom cookies, brown sugar, molasses, very nutty, some buttery-ness. Very full mouth with a good drying oak on the tongue and a alcohol burn on the roof and cheeks. The booziness is there but itís not raw alcohol heat. It is full of flavor and intensity. I can see why there is a lot of love for this brew and I can see why some people would give it a lower rating. I really enjoyed it and itís worth seeking out.
weihenweizen (1800) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Coal black with small light brown head. Aroma is sweet bourbon, thick body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is big sweet bourbon, some herbal hops, some alcohol, and slightly bitter finish.
fletchfighters (1100) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML bottle
Batch 1 2012
Black pour, settled black with hints of ruby. Light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Big time ABV legs and lots of residual oil left over.
Nose develops over time. Roast, chocolate, caramel, tar, cigar box at first. With more air the barrel and bourbon take over. Lots of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, prune, and coconut. Alcohol is well tempered.
Taste is amazing. Malted chocolate, bourbon, oak, caramel, vanilla, coconut, tar, and cigar. Slick, olly and full on to drink. ABV hits home in the mouth. So well balanced though.
zizzybalubba (1453) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle at GABF 2014. Black pour with a brown head. Bourbon and chocolate aromas. Incredible taste of chocolate cake, coconut, vanilla, oak, and booze. Lingering warmth. Awesome beer!!
kerenmk (2441) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Black with mocha-colour head. Vanilla and some chestnut aroma, along with chocolate and apple pureeí. Tastes a little alcoholic with notes of new wood. Full body, no carbonation, slightly alcoholic aftertaste accompanied by raisins
DSG (6163) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmkís place. 2014 bottle, 14.83%. Black with a nice brown head. Lovely aroma of bourbon, wood, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast and some vanilla. Sweet flavor with chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, wood, a fruity note and a slightly boozy finish. Great full thick mouthfeel.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Wow - likely the best 15+% beer Iíve ever had or will have. Sweet from both the barreling and the abv, but not overly so. And not hot. Iím a fan of Mephistopheles, but this stout is in a whole nother class. Ridiculously good."
solidfunk (4193) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely a keeper, too bad itís so damn expensive. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. Finishes with lots of bitterness. Booze well hidden. Lots of roast and caramel. Tap at Snallygaster.
jrob21 (2606) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage shared at first sunday. Deep rich and dark. Vanilla and roasty malt. Some chocolate flavors as well. Bourbon sweet and a bit of the rich chewy grain. The bourbon is still a little dominant here but the stout impression comes through well and adds complexity.
boozedude (1874) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared with sievers, and hakes and meatstick at club w.. pitch black pour with potent aroma, raisend, plum, chocolate, taste is crazy strong , but incredible smooth, LOVE
JefVerstraete (1482) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks artmcd8! Shared with tderoeck and Erwin. Oily black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Light roasted aroma with lots of bourbon and vanilla. Full body. Sweet with very light bitterness. Good but I like stouts more on the bitter side.