merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer poured decent with a nice dark brown, almost black, color with a creamy brown head that lingers on but very little lacing. The beer has an obvious bourbon scent with a follow up of mild chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is decent with nice blend of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts that lingers and fades. The mouthfeel is mediocre as the beer is over carbonated and every sip is too much carbonation. Overall, an average stout and a below average borubon stout. Back to the drawing board on this beer.
Luvystypotables (397) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate and malt. Tastes like Jack Daniels with a burnt malt finish.
edgallow (1662) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and a hint of bourbon. Taste is cocoa, malts and coffee.
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bubblehouse (232) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the better BBC beers out there. Bourbon taste is not overpowering and is balanced with with a hint of cofee.
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of molasses, oak, and chocolate. Pours deep brown with a tan head. Taste is nutty oak, roast chocolate, molasses, and slight malt. Thin mouthfeel with sweetness. Meh.
Erikh04 (99) - - SEP 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Very little head. Good balance of bourbon flavor. Very smooth.
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kidobutai (231) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Did not like the head. ...too much like dish detergent appearance and consistency. Real carbonation feel as it hits the tongue, sweet and creamy.
mike5326 (667) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a cold bottle. Bottle was a gusher. Dark brown color, huge tan head. Smells of malts. Taste like burnt malt with infused sweet bourbon.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, large unstable beige head.
NOSE: bourbon, really smoked, molasses, liquorice.
TASTE: very smoked, liquorice.
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2013 Aroma: (7- noteworthy quality) Dark chocolate, some smoke/ astringent roast character, a hint of bourbon.
Appearance: (3- average) Opaque black with a very slightly bubbly mocha head.
Flavor: (8- very high quality) Matches the nose; roast comes off a bit more smokey. The bourbon is a component of the flavor and not the whole show, allowing a bit more malt character to come through than your average BBA stout.
Palate: (4- high quality) Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Canít believe I hadnít rated this yet! I liked this much more than I remember; itís a more nuanced take on the style, but I think itís one of BBCís consistently better products.