knickskicks (856) - - MAR 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, tan had with some red hues. Really nice looking. Nose is huge chocolate, bourbon, barrel, dark fruits. Taste is tons of bittersweet chocolate, some vanilla, dark fruits, a little bit of bourbon. Light booze and a touch of eggcream to the finish. Smooth, sticky mouthfeel.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black with minimal head. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, fruity esters, oak tanins. Taste is full of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, licorice, maybe some dark fruits. alcohol is definitly noticable. Carbonation is low with an oily texture. Would like to see how a year would do on this one. Happy to have more.
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Midnight black. Über oily
Licorice and tobacco big dark chocolate and maple
Incredibly complex. Decadent. Not as boozy as bcbs but everything else is so close. Not as boozy is actually nicer. It’s this excellent balance of charred oak, vanilla and bourbon with a chocolate espresso roasted almond stout incredible
Aniela (2708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a minimal head. Dried dark fruits, choclate, malty, licorice, vanilla, coffee aroma with tar notes. Dried dark fruits, choclate, malty, whiskey, vanilla, coffee, licorice flavour. Lovely beer :-)
MeadMe (1424) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep rich black hue. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and wood. Flavor is chocolate soaked dark fruits, vanilla, and oaky bourbon. Nice full bodied and smooth drinking b
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. black and thick stout. intense big flavors of bourbon, chocolate malt and mild booziness. nothing subtle about this, but it’s quite good.
maxwelldeux (4126) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours a thick black color with a small head on it. Nose has a fair amount of bourbon in there with some roasting underneath. Feels thick and smooth in your mouth. Taste has some great roasting elements with some subtle bourbon and alcohol notes underneath. Gets even better as it warms. Wow.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick black from the bottle with thin film of a head and nice film on the glass too. Aroma of sweet chocolate and vanilla, a deep bourbon richness, and slight roasted malts. Taste follows, with hints of dark fruits and licorice. Very complex and wonderfully balanced. Damn good, thanks to the RBWG for the taste.
JulienHuxley (4030) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Tom for sharing this. Inviting aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and a nice oak presence. I’m also getting dark fruits such as plums and dates. The fruitiness also stands out in the taste almost givingin a quad feeling. Palate is low carbed as you can expect from such a big stout but mouthfeel is sily and oily. It feels to me like a successfully new take on this very popular style.
tom10101 (3677) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2013 Bottle (12 oz) vintage 2011. Traded by Whatsarezaf, thanks Reza! Black with small dark brown head. Aroma is of vanilla, anise, caramel/toffee, chocolate, roasted malt and slight fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet with tons of vanilla, fruits, caramel/toffee, anise/liquorice, chocolate. Slight roasted finish. Warming alcohol. Full bodied. Complex and well-balanced. Very good RIS.