jtclockwork (10893) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Robert. Pours black. Off tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, vanilla and barrel. Slightly sweet. Plain. Decent.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is wonderful: bourbon, wood, chocolate, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is still very good, but it doesn’t live up to the aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. But oh, that aroma.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Understated bourbon character on the tongue, slightly more pronounced on the nose. Nice obsidion color
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from a 4 pack. Pours nice and dark with a huge fluffy tan head. Nose is bit alcoholic, a little skunky. Not real appealing...Taste is a bit chocolately, very carbonated, just a little roasty and with delicate whiskey notes-you really do have hunt for the bourbon here. Alcohol is present. Body is very thin for a stout but there is a bit of fluffiness. I guess this isn’t too bad but for the style it is really lacking.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Aroma- Some roast, a little oak slight vanilla. Appearance- Opaque black with some creamy tan head. Flavor- Pretty dry perception due to roasthints of bittersweet chocolate and some oak. Can’t seem to detect much bourbon. Bitter finish with a slight papery after taste.
Frank (3347) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very deep brown and almost completely opaque, this is a nice looking beer w/ a decent head of off-white bubbles. Nose is roasty w/ a lightly vinous character. This is medium bodied w/ slightly overly vigorous carbonation. Consequently, the flavor comes off as a little thin though it’s nice and roasty w/ just a touch of barrel character.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this on draft- nice bourbon flavor - not playing with the big dogs in the bourbon stout arena but a good tasting brew.
DiarmaidBHK (3756) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle bought from a total wine in nova. Pours dark like a stout should. Very little if any head to speak off. Aroma had notes of bourbon and chocolate. Nice mouthfeel almost like pudding until I realized I couldn’t taste much of anything. What a thin palate. I can’t believe I have three more of these to drink.
llcooldave (1166) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dandman629. Pours very black with a slight creamy looking cola head. Amazing bold aroma of black cherry and some dark chocolate notes as well. There is a definite alcohol aroma in the background. The flavor, compared to the aroma, is a bit of a let down. Very muted\restrained flavor of cocoa and espresso. Overall, it’s easy drinking and not offensive. If the flavor could be brought up to match the amazing aroma, then this would definitely be a beer in the high 90’s
freekyp (1634) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring dark brown, almost opaque, with a slight beige head and no lacing, the nose conveys deep vanilla and whiskey notes alongside cocoa powder and a bit of dark cherries. Medium bodied, this beer starts sweet, ends sweet, and finishes with a bitter black coffee fade. Bourbon is overpowering, and a little more body would have gone a long way.