LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is saturated with alcohol and chocoalte. smells awesome. flavor is chocolate and bourbon, with some oak and vanilla bean hints. some of that sour cherry flavor i sometimes get with impy stouts that arent aged long. hints of acidity but it doesnt ruin th emouthfeel as somehow its still goes down pretty smooth. i like it.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poiurs a thin brown body with a small head.
Some malt and bourbon in the aroma.
Sweet flavor with some bourbon and vanilla. A bit of sourness in the finish. Thin for the style.
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown beer with a flat chocoalco flavor with a bit of a watery palate. The finish is an odd sourish thing that I’ve never tasted in a stout. Thanks to Jay or Larry?
aracauna (3236) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark brown stout is a bit sour. The bourbon is overridden by acid, but the effect is actually pretty interesting and not bad at all, at least if you’re a fan of the Flemish sours.
Kevin (2154) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muddy red brown with a mild gray head. Smells of oak, cherry, lactobacillus, and grape bubbleyum. Thick chocolate flavor with a strawberry sour. Finish is powdery with more cocoa and light booze.
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AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown in color with a relatively thin head that is tan and darkens at the edges. Big, incredibly round, but not complex aroma of sweet malt, milk, and warm, dark fruit. Overall a sourness taints the flavor profile of this beer and allows nothing to show itself properly. It reads ’keep refrigerated’ on the label. Something must have continued to ferment in this that is not necessarily positive to this beer.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, thanks SpringsLicker) Clear brown-black body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some vanilla/bourbon. Watery medium-full body.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this in a trade, TheEnemy! Thank you thank you. Pour was black gold. Small tan head. Nose had hints of coffee and roasted malts and hints of wood and bourbon. The first taste was bourbon, wood, earthiness. As this warmed, the carbonation carried coffee and chocolate to all ends of the mouth and palate.The strong coffee taste takes over mid-way thru, and always the lingering bourbon. The complexity is beyond my humble attempt at expressing it. I am really glad to have sampled this brew. This is very well made , balanced and subtle. There is only a hint of the 9.5%.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black with a thin tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma for me, a little chocolate, and a bit of bourbon but not much else. Flavor had some roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and some bourbon. Medium boddied. I enjoyed it, but I was expecting a little better.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle, thanx René) Oily thick, micro beige head. A mellow burnt malt aroma along with vanilla, wood and a tad og rye. Tatste is first a jaunt, a gentle one, of the bourbon, a bit out of balance with the nose. Then loads of rich malts, and a very smooth, slightly acidic finish. A finish of plums and coffebeans, with some wood too. ½ way into the bottle, the bourbon got very dominating and since I don´t like bourbon, it turned me a bit off. A handfull for sure.