gruberm (327) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 (824) - 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 (3849) - 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 (2606) - 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 (988) - 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 (1234) - 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.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to deadCATAtlanta for sharing the bottle. Pours dark, dark brown with slight red tinge and tan head. Scent is deep blend of chocolate and coffee with a touch of cinnamon. Taste is spicy sweet and savory. The beer is thick yet well carbonated. Bottle - Share from deadCATAlanta - Atlanta, GA
nimbleprop (4756) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a viscous, nearly opaque black with one ring of beige head. Nose has a lot of vanilla, coffee grounds, brown sugar, molasses, cake icing, a little raisin. Flavor is interesting, a little vinegar, stale coffee, like a cup of Folgers that sat in your fridge for days, lightly sweet. Slightly acetic finish. A little off.
DesertDevil (496) - Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 bottle. Rich, roasty aroma of earthy coffee, oak, some vanilla, and toffee. Medium black in color with thick tan lacing and a thin khaki head. Very decadent taste of loamy espresso, dark chocolate, and a cedar-like spice, and oaky tannins. While the coffee is the prominent flavor, it doesn’t overpower the other notes. Medium body with a dry, woody finish. It’s nice to finally try a non-infected bottle.