orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with who cares.
A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head, dissipating down to a light film, leaving light lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of strong bourbon and intense caramel malt sweetness. Cherry, chocolate and vanilla creep in as it warms up. A nice mix, maybe a touch too sweet.
T - Starts off just like the nose with the intense malt sweetness and the strong bourbon burn. Once they die down a bit of the vanilla and chocolate come in with some light hints of cherry coming in toward the end of each sip. Finish is pretty sweet with some mild heat, lingering on the palate long after the finish. I was expecting more cherry in this one, just tastes like a normal bourbon barrel stout.
M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel for the most part, goes a touch watery toward the end. Not overly thick like most in the style, that said I think it needs a little more body to help it hold up all those bold flavors.
O - A nice enough stout. It has all of the flavors I look for in a bourbon barrel stout but I was expecting more cherry than I actually got. It just ended up being a regular bourbon barrel stout for the most part which is fine but not really want they were going for with this.
olr1984 (709) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a dark brown and oily black with zero head. Big bourbon and cacao aroma. Cherry vanilla taste up front that is amazing. Finishes with a bourbon and toffee taste
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate flavor with weak woody hints and hints of cherries. Has a sweetish roasted malty chocolate finish.
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1000th Beer, a collaboration between two of my favorite breweries
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head and nice, sweet chocolate cherry aroma. Taste is delicious, sweet cherry and dark fruits combined with deep chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and strong bourbon notes leading to a bourbon cherry finish. Amazing brew, great flavor and complexity while the alcohol is well hidden at 15%
jjgmd (1049) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In celebration of zgaier’s 1000th rating, at 2:36 AM thanksgiving morning, pours a heavy thick a dark deep reddish black pour with a small head. Nose is like a piece of Godiva cheery chocolate truffle. Taste is pure chocolate cheery with whiskey notes, full of flavor and deliciously so from two great brewers. Finish is sweet chocolate cherry and sweet. Maybe life is like a great imperial stout. Quaff Score 9 / 10 ...an intoxicating delicious stout
mR_fr0g (1386) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at Kernel Huge thanks to Paul Unwin for muling this one. Aroma is boozy, bourbon, salted caramel, sweet fudge. Opaque black with tan head. REally viscous, big legs. Flavour is sweet oily chocolate, booze, oak, salty fudge. Flat oily sticky palte. Big bad boy of a beer.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a deeper blackish hue, darker with some thickness in the legs. Darker blackish pour, gentle brownish red glow on the edges. Frothy light brown head atop stays as a small filmy layer, loose ring dies down, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, lotta cherry elements, some toffee, toast, and cocoa nibs. Mellow barres some vanilla, oak, gentle warmth. Cherry really sets the pace here. Initial is firmer bodied, some sweet sticky toffee, toast, cherry puree and vanilla. Gentle cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Mellow coffee, toffee, more cherry juice and skin. Middle is a bit more spirit, caramel, oaky vanillin and spirit. Some sticky caramel, coconut, and more oak. This isn’t hot but thinned a bit by the barrel, offers some rich flavors in exchange. The cherry dies out more into the backend with some sticky malts, firmer oak, some gentle pokes of spirit warmth. Finish is a bit of barrel, spirit, and warmth. Gentle toastiness, sticky malts taper out. Wow, well incorporated. Tasty stuff. A touch sweet at times but overall a very nice beer.
Howlader (73) - - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle split with friends. Just a great beer. A little tart - and stouty.
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joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mikkelller Bar.
Pitch black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and cedar with notes of dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits.
Sweet and roasted finish.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Big thanks to Paul for saving me a nice nip of this. Opaque black-brown beer, no real head. Viscous palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth sweet dark malts. Vanilla and a touch of cherry and tangy red berry fruits. There is a vague sense of Neopolitan Ice Cream here! Touch of brandy and brandy spice. Finishes smooth. Sweet and tasty.
Niller (341) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CHP. Black colour with a small brown head. Sweet dark fruits, dark chocolate, caramel, cherries, bourbon, wood. Great mouthfeel. Smooth malty finish. Great.