JoeTheYounger (1169) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from DA. Shared this with a few buddies the other day and wow was this thing a treat. Silky and smooth with characteristics of charred oak and Belgian dark chocolate with just a hint of bourbon. I liked how all the flavors came together in a symphony of goodness on the palate. Another great one from Block 15.
bytemesis (4757) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to p1meatloaf! Pours inky, glass coatingly black, minimal head or lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate bourbon truffles, vanilla and a bit of toffee. Flavor is medium plus sweet, light plus bitter, super rich chocolate bourbon truffles again. Full creamy body, minimal carbonation. This is not as sweet as some, but it is still a desert sipper, and a good one at that.
vtafro (4951) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, malt, sweet, dark malt aromas. Dark malts, spice, licorice, roasted and sweet tones.
Bacterial (2283) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour with no head. Malty slightly smoked nose. Super chocolate, bourbon. Yummy.
Hoprider (162) - DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Episode IV - 2012) pours a dark reddish brown. No head. Some lacing. The nose is dusty roasted malt, oak, spice and vanilla. The taste is somewhat sweet and slightly boozy. Some sour notes as well which doesn’t contribute positively. Very earthy and cellared flavors. This would have been much nicer fresh I’m sure. Texture is light and oily with a low carb. Aftertaste is dry licorice and dark chocolate. Some oak, some vanilla. Sadly this bottle was too old in my oppinion. Will try to rerate if possible.
bpreo (2089) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one has everything right, BUT the flavor. 11% alcohol helps earn some bonus points (+)!
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Chuck’s CD. Still black-brown, poured with no head. Licorice-molasses aroma. Smooth sip blossoms with great cigar tobacco and fresh carbonation. A little vanilla-bourbon in background. Cool and smooth. Leather and booze. Some cold smoke and cold brew coffee. Lovely beer.
ACHops (977) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s CD. Pours thick inky brownish black with very thin mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, soy sauce, oak, and bourbon. Taste is rich dark roasty malt, dark chocolate, plums, cocoa, dry aged oak, port, and lightly boozy bourbon that follows through the finish. Impressively full and rich mouthfeel, very smooth on the finish. Tons of flavor but almost no heat from the sizable 11% abv. Light on the bourbon and barrel flavors vs. most beers that would be considered competitors, although the formula clearly works here.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with tiny tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate and a bit of coconut. Flavor is full of rich fudge and some coconut. Great beer.
hopwine (561) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge desserty nose. Vanilla, dark chocolate, huge bourbon barrel, light heat. Mouthfeel is where this really shines, possibly the fullest, most round feeling stout I’ve had.
Beerman6686 (5392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of bourbon, dark fruits and roast. Favor was very sweet, barrel, thin and under cared.