njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At mwbf. .. Poors dark with a mocha head, aroma is boozy mostly bourbon, taste has some much bourbon with some chocolate and heat... fantastic!
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage. Black oily pour with a receding brownish head.
Nose is tootsie rolls, vanilla, charred oak and black licorice. The flavor is black strap molasses, cocoa, vanilla soaked bourbon, and charred wood all floating on a pillow of marshmallow. Tasty as hell and worth the accolades it receives.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 7-24-2010. This draft beer pours a small light brown head with a short retention, opaque black body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. The taste is lightly bitter, malty, roasty, some hops, and bourbon. The palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very tasty beer! It is a sipping beer, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a small, brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, and molasses. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, hops, alcohol, vanilla, and just a touch of bourbon. Heavy, creamy body.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma nutty, bit of bourbon, wood. Taste is similar, light, roasty, bit of coffee. Great stuff
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Nose of bourbon, coffee, wood barrel, chocolate, berries. Well managed bourbon character. Brilliant black with a beautiful, leggy, brown, lacy head. Woody, grainy flavor, coffee and chocolate, cola, great wood and roast. The bourbon here is well used. Lovely.
Johnsense (753) - - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, small head. Rich chocolate, bourbon and coffee in the aroma. Taste - prominent bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, roast, bitter. Thick body, very smooth for it’s ABV. 2012 bottle.
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, coffeeish sipper. More bitter than malty, yet rich concoction. 2012 vintage. Chocolate, boozy in finish, bourbon on the nose.Very dark brown with mocha head.
Fjonpowers (1) - Marshall, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Opaque chestnut body with a short brown head.
Aroma: Brownie batter comes to mind with coconut, bourbon, and a mild roasted coffee presence.
Taste: Bourbon is present throughout with coconut being prominent. Chocolate and roasted coffee are present on the finish.
Palate: Thick and syrupy.
Overall: Excellent stout, a bit boozy but at 14% ABV this barely shows it at all. I wish the chocolaty and roasty malt base were more present throughout as it’s excellent on the finish. I’d definitely recommend this and would gladly drink it again.