Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin darker tan head. Aroma has a good amount of whiskey that is noticed right away. I find coffee, vanilla, a little bit of chocolate, and some cinnamon. The taste is rich and strong. Whiskey, more chocolate, some lesser vanilla impressions. Its a little bit sweet also. Medium in body with a thick, oily texture. Aftertaste is a long lasting liquor along with vanilla. Overall, this is an excellent stout. It will help quite a bit if you enjoy liquor. But even if you don’t, this is something that you shouldn’t pass up.
ChrisSc (438) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at great taste. Madison.
Pretty nice. Coffee us there but not overdone. Well made.
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pete4999 (1264) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. Dark brown opaque pour, not overly heavy even though it’s a big stout. Nice little bit of character from the barrel but not overpowering.
ajnepple (3597) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much the last pour before the keg kicked at The Sanctuary. Black appearance with a fluffy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark malts, espresso, roast, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee and just a touch of bourbon. Similar flavor, complex, rich and moderately sweet with a light earthy bitterness. Medium to full body. Wow, pretty impressive overall, especially for free!
slowrunner77 (7278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"a phenomenal beer, assuming you are a coffee lover. if not steer clear. coffee is strong enough to cut through the bourbon in the aroma and flavor. big time in the flavor. almost too much, but i love it. deeeelicious."
bytemesis (4761) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, medium brown head, some lacing. Aroma is a wonderful blend of mocha and bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is not quite there, a bit sour and acidic, light sweet and light bitter. Medium light body.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Lively brown head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aromas of wood, some some bourbon, roast, coffee, vinous notes, wet wood, light bay leaf, light coal, light ash, some prunes and fruity wood.
Flavours of bitters, coffee, spice, some berries, bourbon/whiskey note, wood, raisin, some toast but more roast, light tart, some berries, some malt roast and sweet coal.
Aftertaste is coffee, bitter, faint whiskey and wood note, light tart, some roast and berries.
Low carbo, creamy to watery mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and a light watery tart texture.
Difficult beer, probably has a slight infection, as the tart and berry tones are slightly present. Decent beer.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate brown with thin tan head. The nose is coffee grounds, vanilla, cocoa. The taste is coffee, chocolate, oaky vanilla, light bourbon. Medium body. Not as much of the barrel as I like but still decent. 3.8
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle thanks to Bob. Pours a dark brown with beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is nice coffee bean, toffee, oak. Thin mouthfeel with rich malt, raisin, nice coffee bean, light dryness. Very good.
Errl (2175) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle aged a couple months...Bottle thanks to the homie Jstax...Pout is dark black with a nice small lasting tan head...Nose is Nice fresh coffee, bourbon, roasty chocolate spices, some vanilla, and chocolate covered cherry...Taste is chocolate covered cherry, chocolate, nice roast, spices, light carbonation and more dark chocolate covered cherries...Coffee is very faint on the taste but is still there..
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle as an extra in trade. Pours black with a one finger dark khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, some coffee, vanilla oak, bourbon. Flavor is bourbon heavy though not boozy, barely any coffee, light chocolate, nice vanilla finish. Bit of a Jack and Coke flavor going on here, supplemented by the lack of body. Body is on the thin side with medium carbonation. Overall a nice flavor but seems to need a good bit more body. Doesn't seem like this one is infected so that's good! Not bad but I don't think I'll seek this one out again.