andyhwcinc (1257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Stout Fest 2012 in Chicago, IL. I like butterscotch, so I liked this brew very much. Appearance is pitch black, moderate consistency, no head. Aroma of butterscotch, very sweet, very rich and decadent. Taste like a smoky butter scotch, bit of chocolate, potent alcohol flavor, pretty good stuff.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at GABF, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, hints of earth, slight anise, pretty sweet smelling with a touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is sweet dark fruits, coffee, roast, hints of dark cocoa, anise, finishing sweet, slightly dry, oak and bourbon come through as well.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2012. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are of alcohol, molasses, umami, brown sugar, barrel, plastic and sesame seeds. Flavors are of plums, dark chocolate, rich roast, brown sugar, barre, raisins, dark fruits. Very rich mouthfeel, silky carbonation and body.
madmitch76 (12130) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th November 2012
Opaque black brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, dry. Mild fine carbonation. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Woody dryness. Smooth bourbon, mild coffee. A rich brew but quite dry, Dark fruits before the dry finish.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample FOBAB ’12 - Friend told me to give this one a spin, and might be the best advice I received all day - pours basically black with a thin tan head. Nose is heavy on sweet and roasted malts, chocolate, some booze and some dark fruit. Flavor is very well done - the aroma is almost duplicated with lots of roasty malts, some vanilla and a great blend of sweetness, roastiness and bourbon. Palate was top notch - very smooth and easy drinking given the ABV. Might be the biggest surprise I had all day - would love to have this again down the road!
jcwattsrugger (10725) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tight brown that disappears-black. A-dk fruit, taken over by roasty dk malt. T- dk fruit, taken over by roasty/ashy/molasses-dk malt, vanilla. Some alcohol.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big and boozy impy stout. Some fruit notes creep in. Smooth for the abv. PRetty good.
markwise (4092) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at GASBF 2012. Pours an obsidian color with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coconut, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, bourbon, mallow, and booze. Flavor is a similar blend of awesomeness: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, wood, bourbon, mallow, and coconut. Medium to full in body for the style, and just an awesome experience.
douglas88 (5128) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in Denver for GABF 2012. Pours a pure black color with a medum tan head. A big roasted nose with some barrel. The flavor is a sweet barrel with vanilla and cocoa, balanced by big roasted malts and lighter dark fruit. Very good!
DuffMan (5780) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ the brewpub in Champaign. Hearty near black, thin light brown head. Butterscotch and bourbon aroma, sweet and a bit boozy. Densely flavoured palate of chocolate liqueur, butterscotch, vanilla oak, treacle. Velvety texture, heavy mouthfeel, no hint of the ABV. Fantastic.