alexsdad06 (4545) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared with drsordr. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma and flavor have a nice mix of roasted malts, chocolate, spices, smooth bourbon, vanilla, a hint of dark fruit, wood with a nice alcohol burn. I enjoy the Clown Shoes stuff Iíve had quite a bit.
drsordr (896) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour shared by alexsdad06 opaque black. Nose smooth bourbon with vanilla tones and some chocolate. Tatse chocolate, faint chili, some dark fruit, then nice vanilla bourbon. Roasty finish with hint of seed and light bourbon. Good mouth feel. Nice balance.
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, min head
Smell veggies, roast
Taste coco, chili powdery, chocolate
Bule (579) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. Slight bourbon aroma. Lots of mild flavors of chocolate and bourbon. Medium sweetness. Chili very subtle. The flavors all come together well. Very enjoyable.
rjat (11) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 This beer took me by surprise. A definite hint of bourbon with some chocolate and just the right amount of pepper as to not turn this into some freak show specialty beer. This is at the top of my 2nd tier of stouts. Considering the Bourbon County?s, KBS and Surly Darkness are on the top tier I?d say that says something great about this beer.
Nsanders (429) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Blackish brown with a thin light brown head. Intense chocolate aroma with vanilla, milk, and light pepper. Taste is very sweet. Body is heavy with an oily feel. I was hoping for a greater pepper presence, but the bold chocolate flavor was nice.
SpongeRuiner (575) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark black with a thick chocolate vanilla twist colored head. Smell is very interesting. Chocolate, toasty vanilla, and bourbon. A nice chocolate mouthfeel. A smoky vanilla outlines the other flavors. The peppery spice lays in the back of the mouth. Strong alcohol aftertaste. The flavors of the alcohol are almost rum like with fruit backgrounds. Overall feel seems almost thin for the big style. As it warms the spicy kick really takes over any overpowering alcohol flavors. In the end I would say on the better end for stouts by the brewery.
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, and boozy bourbon in the aroma. Taste starts like a nice chocolate stout. Peppery spice, vanilla, bourbon, and some drying alcohol in the finish. I was a little skeptical when I read the description, but the Luchador isnít as over-the-top-rope as I feared. The unusual ingredients bring some interesting flavors to the ring, but without overpowering a great base beer. Beware the 11% alcohol, though. Talk about a foreign object...
b3shine (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, bourbon, and smokey pepper. Tastes like it smells, but not as balanced. Solid on the palate; a bit thin though. Good, but smells better than it tastes.
Beerenberger (1276) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose of vanilla, with some booziness, and a herbal hint. Pours a blackish-brown with a short lived tan head and no lacing. The taste is mildly sweet, boozy, peppery, and itís all nicely wrapped in one wonderful package. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a complex beer that succeeds on all levels. I would drink again.