Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last year’s batch thrown up against kbs. Pours black with tan head. Smooth vanilla and slight bourbon flavor. Taste is syrupy and almost sour vanilla. Body is there but is a bit to oily. Sourness kind of takes away from the beer.
Prufrockstar (1444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small khaki head. Holy damn this smells amazing. Bourbon, chocolate, some coffee, vanilla, oak. Sexy. Coffee comes through more strongly in the taste, blending nicely with bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Some well-placed oxidation there as well. The finish just lasts and lasts, with an exceptionally nice aftertaste, almost better than the initial taste. Full body, viscous, velvety texture, average carbonation. Overall: impressive.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an impressive black with tan head. This is serious black. No light escapes. Aromas are bourbon oak, vanilla, sweet malt, and just a touch of coffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate and oak up front, giving way to some very nice coffee flavor. This is quality coffee too. Long lasting flavor and full mouthfeel. Just a touch of hops in the finish to balance things out and let you know you’re ready for another sip.
gruberm (329) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful chocolatey bourbon aromas. A very alcoholic taste until it fades to a smooth chocolatey finish.
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PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade from Jamil! Strong whiskey scent that was a fair warning or what’s to come. Dark black with a little head, medium to thick feel, with a coffee rich backbone flavor, dark chocolate nibs, and of course, a whiskey flavor. A nice treat.
dresden (1135) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hey this one isnt a sludgy infected mess! Roast and coffee aroma, some light oak, vanilla and booze. Some fruitiness and coffee, light roast and soem woodiness. Pretty nice beer, with an unfortunate and deserved reputation. Here’s hoping it gets better!
jkwood04 (4666) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of vinegar, roasted malts, coffee, and bourbon. Flavor the same with the vinegar dominating. Average texture. Got one of those infected bottles!
kaser (4004) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in Madison, WI at the Old Fasioned Tavern, poured from draft part of a flight. Heavy bourbon aroma and taste. Very strong. Vanilla and rich taste also. Good beer.
Experiment_Ale (1088) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 12oz bottle at my place with Thomas and Scott. Pours black brown. Aroma is bourbon and bourbon. Taste is bourbon barrel and good. Finish is savory and good.
Updated: I like this.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle -- not infected!! :D
Bourbon-forward, coffee takes a back seat. Roasty, hearty, well balanced. Yet still suffers from Central Waters Syndrome: too much carb, not enough body. An excellent BA stout nonetheless.