Benzai (10036) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle [2011 vintage] @ weekly tasting shared with Joes. Very dark brown to black color, medium sized white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, lots of bourbon, lightly vanilla and sweetish. Taste malts, a hint of hops, loads of bourbon again though not really that strong or dominantly as is to be expected I guess. Still, this beer offers plenty of flavours sort of speak. The flavor being so good still might even suggest it was too strong when originally released. Happy to have tasted this though. Superb beer!
bgold86 (35) - - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle, very pleasant (sort of light) and not very hot, was expecting more flavor though for a bba stout. Have three left from the 4 pack, will enjoy soon, not a beer to cellar, I don’t see it improving with age.
ChrisSc (426) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours dark black tint of amber, off white head.
Aroma is really great. Coconut. Bourbon. vanilla, roasted malts.
Taste is medium sweet with a bitter undertone. Really nice.
Full body. soft carbonation, long finish.
I really liked this beer.
rosskyle (177) - - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet cocoa aroma. Very smooth. Complex flavor. Very good stout. Dark black color.
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pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Thomashall. Very dark brown with a mocha head that mostly fades. Strong bourbon, vanilla, oak, some butter, roasted and semi-burnt malt, bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, full body, mild+ carbonation, initially sweet and boozy, becomes slightly bitter, thick malty, buttery and bourbon taste, very bourbon forward overall so if that is your thing you will like this a lot.
joshmcg000 (372) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blakc with tan head. Aroma is oak, bourbon and roasty malts. Very sweet. Lots of bourbon up from. Vanilla, oak, some caramel. Little chocolate maybe. Maybe slightly to sweet, but very good.
vtafro (4836) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Dark malt, sweet tones, light bourbon aromas. Sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted flavors. Pretty mellow, time has done well.
Scola729 (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Dean for bringing me this from Madison. Had the 2011 and 2014 side by side, also had the 2014 cherry. Very interesting to see 2011 v 2014 differences. 2011 had more malt to it and the age took away some of the carbonation. Not much of a nose on either of these, but great flavor once on the palate. Little bit of chocolate very smooth and not syrup-y. Light hints of booze, a very enjoyable beer.
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Kcronayne (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking the 2014 from a snifter. Decent lacing and head. Wonderful bourbon and caramel nose. A little hot, but great flavors of chocolate, caramel and toffee. A little sticky, but smooth. Overall one of the better bb stouts out there.
johnnymusky (563) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful beer...smells like a nice scotch...of course nose is also lots of bourbon....mouth is same...really smooth...