bwa5879 (817) - 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 didnít stand up to other bourbon barrel stouts.
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, 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. ITís a beauty. Coffee, char smoke, and CrŤme 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.
XaenDovet (1222) - 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 (2273) - 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.
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Slight bourbon aroma with chocolate and vanilla. Taste is a malty version of the same. Pretty good. Needs more bourbon.
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Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, min tan head.
Smell red fruit, dry roast.
Taste red fruit, espresso, woody
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Is this the same beer everyone else has been raving about? The bourbon is very up front. Itís most of what I taste. I detect a little smoke flavor and burnt chocolate. Itís very harsh. I donít understand why this beer is so much poorer than the blaecorn unidragon which is a solid 4/5 in my book. I am very disappointed. I was looking forward to this and it became a $13 drain pour.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma is pretty nice once you get passed the big smoke character, hints of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon, hints of slight spice notes come through as well, but the smoke is a bit much. Taste is a bit smoky, charred, campfire like, slight hints of dark chocolate, touch of oak, earth, bourbon, and spice, sweet chocolate, roast, and coffee, hints of vanilla, finishing smoky, roasted.