fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap pours pitch black with a medium bright tan head. Strong bourbon and roasty aroma. Alcohol, oak, bourbon and some black patent burnt sugar with a nutty peppery finish.
mar (5142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black with a thick espresso head. bourbon, vanilla, peppers, roasted malts, coffee, ash, and fudge on the nose. very thick on the palate, thick notes of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, pepper, and a thick bourbon finish.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 HOLY SHIT!! Black as night with a everlasting tan head. I’ve recycled lighter-colored used motor oil. Highly viscous, clingy and glazes the glass with a dark honey colored veil when swirled. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, roasty, fresh coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is bourbon, alcohol, espresso, bitter chocolate and slightly spicy. EXTREMELY full, thick, oily, sticky, clingy mouthfeel. My notes indicate that I need more of this.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is bourbon, oak, chocolate and pepper. The flavor is strong oak, chocolate and pepper, with the pepper being a little overpowering and giving a light burning sensation in the mouth. Thick mouthfeel and low-medium carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some hype, but this really is a damn solid beer. Pours with a large tan head that stays over a deep, inky black body. Glass coating. Aroma is minerally, chocolaty, raisins, a nice burn (both alcohol and pepper heat), vanilla and some bourbon. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, mexican mole, chocolate, dry bourbon and wood notes, mexican coffee, pepper burn, but the alcohol is well hidden on the flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel. Would go well with a chocolate chip cookie!
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on tap at Cigar City. Beautiful black, opaque color. Definately get a bit of burbon in the nose, and a decent creamy aroma. Feels great in the mouth, and smooth going down. The bourbon isn’t readily noticed in the flavor, but more so in the heat going down. Great beer!
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a thick brown head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, roastiness, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate. Flavor of oak, chocolate, chilies, licorice, roasted malt, some caramel, and bourbon with a dry, bitter finish. Excellent!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very similar to the regular but with a good amount of bourbon in the nose. Stings the nostrils. Seem to have a bit more alcohol burn at the finish. Great beer at a great event. Thanks Cigar City!!!
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some chocolate, grape. Taste is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some alcohol, chocolate, light grape, mango, pepper. Medium-full body, light alcohol burn.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours out black with some brown head. Big chocolate and bourbon taste. A great treatment to a very good stout. Would like to get this in a bottle.