marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a bourbon finish. The chili pepper is mild but adds a nice layer.
travita (3945) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is bourbon, wood, alcohol, sweet, hot, and rich. The taste is much the same hot alcohol bourbon smell, and not bad.
jkwalking05 (3721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of old attic, molasses, smoke, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is of oak, caramel, vanilla, light smoke, dark chocolate, smoked peppers, and cinnamon.
alexsdad06 (5370) - 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 I’ve had quite a bit.
drsordr (1051) - 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 (1399) - 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 (742) - 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 (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 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 (491) - 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 (702) - 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.