maley1 (470) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black viscous pour with small beige foamy head. On tap. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste of coffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, slight coconut, faint bourbon and oakiness. Lower carbonation and nice creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Not a big fan of barrel aging but this is better than the standard peche mortel. Excellent beer!
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin mocha head that recedes fairly quickly into a thin collar. The nose brings a good amount of oak alongside bourbon and some backing vanilla. Touch of coffee remains along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor is heavy toward the bourbon, and specifically the oak barrel. Background stout is nice, though I think I prefer the base beer. Body is medium and a bit tannic. Not much booze.
xav_lefridge (30) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
À l’oeil :
Une mixture brune et opaque sort de cette bouteille, suivie d’une toute petite mousse éphémère.
Au nez :
On sent du rhum et de l’alcool. En fond, le bourbon et le chocolat noir se définissent.
Au goût :
Le chocolat y est, le café un peu moins. La chaleur de l’alcool y est moins présente que sa cousine Solstice. La finale est florale et sans arrière-goût. Somme toute, le bourbon est timide. J’ai hâte de l’essayer après quelques mois de repos !
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ml, bottled 11/2012. Dark brown with splotchy tan froth that frosts with a swirl. Nose is bourbon, coffee bean, vanilla and molasses with hints of chocolate. I was expecting the whiskey and coffee to clash but the blending was handled perfectly. Smooth and creamy with a tang. The sharp roast of the regular version beautifully tamed by the oaky barrel. Taste is coffee, bittersweet chocolate, a kiss of bourbon and a dash of black pepper. Great crafting.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Pitch black - brown head. High coffee, whiskey, boozy, dryness, wooden, acid, lovely coffee, sweet body, wooden, some glue notes, peppery notes. Lovely.
PhillyCraft (1959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 Bottle with bill and franl, pours black with medium khaki head, not lasting. Aromas and taste of hershey bar, green pepper, oak, toffee, bourbon, dark fruit, molasses. Medium to fuller bodied. Rich and luxurious stout with a earthy palate and creamy texture. Thittt
northropfrye (1344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks, Tommy. Dark brown body with mocha head. Loads of woodsy smoky aroma, nuts. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of bourbon. It’s really the aroma that is affected by the barrel aging here I think. Excellent beverage.
dreamflower (340) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and oak. Deep cherry tinged black with coffee coloured head. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, richly developed flavours. Absolutely wonderful.
ryanfolty (1449) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
April 25, 2013 - bottle via trade. Very dark brown pour with some head that faded quickly. Aroma was smoky, wood, alcohol, peat, nutty and roasted malt. Taste was consistent with aroma, but heavy on the smoke.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share by Ryan, dark coffee color with a bit of tan head. Aroma is insane, getting big bourbon aromas, getting some smokiness, lots of malt, bit of nuttiness. Taste is a bit of alcohol up front and settles into some nice ashy oak, finishes with a nice chocolate coffee, medium body.
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