Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at esble. Black with some amber. No foam. This is whiskey, oaky vanilla, roasted coffee, and earth. A powdery feel. This is dry and flavorful. A lot going on. Coconut. Quite good.
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a creamy tan head. Aroma was roasty with vanilla, oak, whiskey and chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, dark fruit and coffee. Oily texture, medium body, mild carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (2233) - - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black color with a small fizzy brown head. The head fades very fast, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of roasted malt and chocolate as well as some aromas of a sweet caramel and toffee. Other aromas of a cappuccino smell are there as well with lots of coffee, vanilla, and cream. A slightly oaky and bourbon smell are mixed with the rest to create a very robust and sweet dark smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with quite sweet cocoa and roasted malt flavor mixed with flavors of caramel and vanilla. The sweet and robust flavors are later joined by some coffee and cream tastes which bring just a hint of bitterness, but also enhance the roasted and dark flavors of the brew overall, making for a nice robust dark but creamy taste to be sensed. Some lighter notes of dark fruits of raisin and fig develop more toward the end of the taste along with a rather strong oaky and boozy rum like flavor. These flavors, along with a light flavor of some smoke, end up creating a sweeter, dark, and boozy warming feel to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is very low. The feel is great for the brew as it accentuates a creamy and thick feel which is nice for all the sweet, dark, and boozy taste of the beer, allowing all the rich flavors to coat the tongue.
Overall – A raosty and sweet, boozy brew. This is a nice slow sipper with tons of robust dark flavors. While not a traditional go too in light of its almost cloying sweetness, it is a great dessert brew when in the mood for such a style.
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with creamy beige head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, roasted malts, plums, raisins, and faint floral notes. Flavor is a balance of dark fruit sweetness, roast, chocolate, vanilla, and faint hops; dry oak finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt, brown sugar, nutty malt, dates and figs with light earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and chocolate, dark fruits, sweet oak, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
snoworsummer (4471) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Max’s. Pours almost black with a thin, tan head. Tastes strong, sweet, very boozy, with light tobacco, and dry raisin flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like syrup, chocolate, and strong booze.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruits, oak, whiskey, roasted malts, and vanilla. Finish and aftertaste of overripe plums and booze.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, this is a really nice whiskey infuse stout through and through. No pretentiousness here, just great brewing. I got the barrel-aging, which was well infused with the dark malt. The finish had a bitter, chalkiness that I’m personally fond of in many BBA stouts.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bomber. It pours a very dark brown color with a nice tan/orange head. The aroma has some spicy wood, dark chocolate and some whiskey phenols. A little raisin as it warms. The flavor is the same. Dry with spicy wood and some vanilla, whiskey, dark chocolate, currants and raisins. Good full mouthfeel and carbonation. A bit lacking in richness of flavor, but otherwise good.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Gabe. Rating #113. Nice beer, not really that much different from the regular version, just a little bourbon character is the only difference. (2618)