KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a deep rich black with a large light brown frothy head that lasted about 3/4 of the way though the glass and produced some really excellent lacing. The aroma was strong of burnt dark chocolate malts, a medium leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, molasses, some chared oak and a mild dose of bourbon with a hint of vanilla. It tasted, (WOW) pretty awesome with a nice bitter coffee flavor from the onset and then slowly maturing into a nice chocolate, molasses, coffee medley with an ever so slight whiskey finish. Mouthfeel was kind of bold but not as full as I would have thought, more medium than full in body. The texture was absolutly smooth and creamy with a flat carbonation. Overall an outstanding stout, although I would have like a little more body and a tad more of the bourbon flavor.
GenDV138 (3760) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of light chocolate and caramel. Tastes of light dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, subtle bourbon, light oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Not really much bourbon to speak of if any.
solidfunk (5674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light roast and some barrel, though the latter is pretty well integrated. Some dark chocolate. Pours black with decent head. Some caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.
nimbleprop (6164) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pour at Spacebar comes a thick black with some soft, white head. Nose has a lot of roast, licorice, toast, the bourbon is there but itís more a vanilla/caramel thing than anything. Flavor really comes through with the booze, loads of vanilla, toasted wood, coconut, something a bit artificial like cheap rootbeer, licorice, burnt malt. Full bodied, lightly boozy finish.
dlovell2 (1313) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is tobacco, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Finish is roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon.
DialSquare (3581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - canít remember where I got it. Black pour, enormous frothy light tan head that takes forever to recede. Aroma of chocolate, zesty, wood. Tastes are sour... looks like this has evolved. Pretty much tart green apple and vinegar throughout with chocolate, molasses, coffee in the background. Heavily carbonated thin palate. Kind of like it as a sour. No idea what it was supposed to taste like.
bth122 (1347) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with generous head. Aroma notes of vanilla, malt, and bourbon. Brown sugar, slight molassis. Taste is watery but has some malts enought to satisfy. Its ok.
dnstone (2385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chocolate brown color with an off-white head. Vanilla, caramel aroma. Well-balanced caramel, coconut, vanilla character on this stout; bourbon is light enough to complement, but not overpower. Great!
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz that appears to have been bottled in January 2013. Pour is black with a lasting meringue-like foam. Aroma is spicy toffee, and coffee with a hint of vanilla. Front tastes of tart green apple. Finish has some coffee and green herb. Very bipolar and no barrel presence to speak of. Medium body leans to the dry side with the acidic roast and the tartness. Medium carbonation and well-hidden abv. After rating and then reading others, this bottle might have been slightly infected.
DrunkSanta410 (677) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home thanks to Jeff (drfabulous). Pours dark brown / black, lots of carbonation and an overwhelming head. Iím pretty sure I didnít just pour poorly. Wowza. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, light bourbon. Taste is light bourbon, chocolate and coffee, vanilla. A bit dr. Pepper ish. Mouth is overwhelmed by carbonation. A little out of place here. Flavors are decent, but the body and carbonation needs work.
willisread (1100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Nice vanilla, cacao and bourbon notes on the nose. Taste is thin-bodied and watery. Carbonation is too fizzy. Fruit notes show up as it comes to room temperature. Overly sweet. Kind of a mess.