50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rare Barrel Day. Dark brown pour with a mocha head. Bg vanilla bean aromas. Big spicy rye notes dominate with muted vanilla, dark roasted malts, and woody undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel.
markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Cycle. Pours a motor oil brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, whiskey, booze, vanilla, oak, and a background vanilla that compliments all of the aspects of this stout. Flavor is similar with chocolate, roast, earth, and a slight bitterness coming in front followed by vanilla, rye whiskey, wood, more vanilla, and chocolate in the mid and finish. Medium in body and a lovely blend of all these flavors.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky blackish color, not a lot of head. Spicy rye, bitter chocolate, charred oak, vanilla, oily and quite tasty.