jhp40219 (145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a small light tan head and a bit of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and black liquorice. Taste is very much the same as the aroma with the bourbon coming through nicely and a great hop bitterness in the background. Bourbon is flavorful, but more subdued than expected. You’d never suspect this as being almost 9% alcohol as it is hidden quite well. Nice little alcohol burn in the finish and aftertaste of roasted malts and bourbon. Full body, thick and somewhat creamy, average carbonation. Very nice overall. Not nearly as strong tasting as most bourbon barrel stouts. Would love this if the bourbon and chocolate tastes were boosted.
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours flat, dark black. old coffee beans and duct tape with some vanilla. very roasty with a lot of up front barley roast. Some espresso beans and hershey’s chocolate minus the sweetness. Very little barrel characters. MOuthfeel is thin.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a somewhat slight tan head. Nose is roasty and filled with bourbon. Taste is actually lighter for the style and has a lot of roasting and bourbon. Interesting...
skatz805 (5) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with mocha head. Smells of vanilla with faint scent of bourbon. Sweet and light on the palate. Overall a nice bourbon stout.
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Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
aroma is muted vanilla, melted milk chocolate, bourbon oak, bit o the roast.
Dark dark cola black color, thin ring around the edge.
flavors are anise, roast, mellow bourbon, and dark cacao.
medium body with above average carbonation.
Meh, it’s ok.
AndyW68 (392) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. Black pour with mocha head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and a little bourbon. Tastes the same. Chocolate flavor if a bitter chocolate.
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One finger head, mostly diminishing, black, good lacing, roasted aroma, light body, light carbonation
travisf (9) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance-pours dark brown with small, quickly dissipating head.
Nose- bourbon dominates, sweet malt, hint of roast coffee.
Taste-surprisingly heavy chocolate. Barely any bourbon in taste. Sweet, chocolate malt.
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JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: dark brown, with a tiny brown head that fizzes quickly to nothing, and no lacing to speak of. Aroma: a bit of melted dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, with a whiff of whiskey. Taste: some boozy notes up front, then a hint of roast, vanilla, and chocolate. Finish: slight whiskey burn, and very mild roasty stout notes fading quickly. Notes: Not impressed at all. The flavors were incredibly light and the palate bordering on watery. I mean, I’ve made home-brews better than this, and I SUCK as a home brewer.
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft to taster at BBC on 3rd and Main (which is apparently aged in Four Roses Barrels for 90 days and nitroed, as opposed to different barrels for 30 days in bottles and at other locations). Looks good; cola with foamy beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; a nice balance of malt and bourbon with a slightly thin but creamy finish. Much better than the bottled version.