Macegan75 (708) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle from my cellar. Pours jet with nice light brown head. Aroma is very nice with demarcated cake batter, roasted notes, bourbon and slight coffee. First sip is similar with a boozy notes and a sweet but mostly balanced finish.very nice
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Slightly smokey aroma with nice roasted malts and some light bourbon. Flavor is meaty and smokey with bourbon hints and a slightly sweet dark fruit and wine finish.
darb85 (92) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth a bit smoky with alcohol finish. Not bad at all. Need another one for sure..
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Smoky, dark chocolate, dry wood, whiskey barrel, deep roast aromas. Medium bodied. Dark chocolate fudge, vanilla whiskey sweet flavors with deep roast malt, campfire smoke___very tasty.
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown or black pour, quarter inch Carmel head that reduced to a small cloudy puddle. Really really sweet scent, dark fruits and bourbon. Average carbonation, really frothy mouthfeel, super rich and roasty on finish. Flavor is super smokey/ashy, campfire and meaty, peaty, really rich molasses and dark fruits, currants and bourbony raisins. Good BBA stout but a bit heavy on the ashiness.
that_Guy (2) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was a little burnt for my taste. I like a smokey bock, but this was different. It had more of a burnt red meat flavor, and didn’t stand up to other bourbon barrel stouts.
DocJitsu (1046) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with cola colored glints around the bottom edge of the glass when held to the light. A half-finger, alternating smooth with bubbly, mocha colored head sits atop this beast. IT’s a beauty. Coffee, char smoke, and Crème Brule aromas. Mouthfeel is thick, smooth, somewhat coating, and a little scrubby. Rich flavors of smoky coffee, light plastic, vanilla, and oak. Some bourbon is noted in the background. Awesome stuff!
Addendum: With spicy food, the booziness gets expressed much more.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with almost no head. Aroma of alcohol and roasted malt. Flavor is more alcohol and roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and mild chocolate.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share taster. Almost black with brown edges, tan cap reduces quick. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is sharp bitterness.
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capones. Black with a brown head that completely fades once it has a chance to settle. Light smoked meat, oak, vanilla, peat, bourbon, roasted malts, some leather, a sharp alcohol burn, and almost some chilli spice; full body, moderate carbonation, some chilli burn going down the gullet, very thick when you swish it, almost feel chunky (not good) but still a nice tasty beer if you like a little spice.