vlan1 (213) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on Tap @ Duclaw. Extremely dark brown but not totally black. Small amount of head with little to no lacing. The nose hinted that this was going to be a bourbon bomb. Not to say that the bourbon wasn’t noticable and the 10.5% was not hiding anywhere, it was not bad. Lots of chocolate and coffee undertones but lots of astringent alcohol sweetness as well. Was also a bit syrupy in the mouthfeel dept. A good BA Stout. Just needs a bit of refinement.
sonnycheeba (4283) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Arundel Mills location. Pours deep, dark brown with tan beige head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, light earthy notes, plums, and some faint spice. Flavor is dry, roast malts, chocolate, oak, light earthy bitterness, some dark fruit esters, and faint bourbon; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours opaque black with a thin tan head. Smells like alcohol, syrup, chocolate. Tastes like alcohol, tobacco, raisins, and light chocolate. Medium body and low/medium carbonation.
mike5326 (1275) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, short lived frothy tan head. Phenolic sweet malty smell. Thick body velvet texture great bourbon malt flavor and a smooth finish.
Luvystypotables (1126) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chocolate colour not much head. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Smooth taste of bourbon, malt and a hint of smoke. Great palate of bourbon.
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with almost no head to it whatsoever. Nose is heavily laden with bourbon, and little else - it overwhelms the beer. Taste has some chocolate in there as well as roasting, but is also dominated by the oaky bourbon flavors. Good brew...
srobi003 (58) - odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Duclaw-Arundel Mills
Aroma-Huge vanilla notes, chocolate notes, dark fruit notes and bourbon notes. Also getting toasted coconut
Appearance-Nearly pitch black, some dark red color. Mocha color head that faded quickly. I do see some alcohol legs too.
Taste& Palate-Very sweet with at the front of the tongue with a slightly bitter finish. Body is medium-full and thick. I am also getting a little bit of heat
Overall-Great beer overall fresh that I think will get better with age so I will be picking up a couple of bottles
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Sweet with vanilla, caramel, cola, and booze highlights. Good body and mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (11057) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of cola, bourbon, oak, roast chocolate, sweet malt, vanilla and caramelized sugar. Finished a bit boozy. Medium to full body.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012. Smells like bourbon. Dark baker's chocolate, smooth booze character, oaky bourbon on the palate too. Solid.