beernbourbon (1146) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Peter at STL RB gathering, thanks man!! Usually at the long drawn out beer tastings, the beers that get opened towards the end tend to lose their edge and are less memorable for me. Wow did this one change my mind about that. Pour is deep, dark , cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are loaded with deep roasty malt, faint raisins, faint earthy spice, a touch of hay and a smooth rounded coffee note. This beer is so smooth and so well balanced. Again, I do love this brewery. Not sure if its their yeast, their style, or what. But all of their beers have an extra layer of depth that adds an indescribable earthy, rounded, spice note that I cannot get enough of.
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone during RBWG-JAX. Thanks! Black pour with a small tan head. The aroma shows nice barrel, touches of fudge, that goes well with the coffee, dark roasted malts, spice, and plenty of sweetness resembling brown sugar, molasses, etc. The flavor follows suit. Tasty stuff, but I don’t see the crazy over HF like some do.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Courtesy of futuraxz. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty malty woody chocolate and bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon finish.
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Near black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of coffee, molasses, booze, and wintergreen. Flavors are pretty much what you’d expect, with elements of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, bourbon, and a bit of wet stones on the finish. Heavy bodied in a good way. Solid overall.
watson1977 (2287) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle...pours pitch black with a medium mocha head...looks thick. Aroma has nice bourbon atop notes of toasted coconut, vanilla, and dsrk chocolate. Flavor has sweet brown sugar, coffee, rich caramel, roasty dark chocolate, and wonderful bourbon. Mouthfeel is full and creamy with a sweet coffee/warming bourbon finish. Awesome dessert beer!
jackl (2582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Stouts Tasting Pt II. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is Swiss Miss hot cocoa. Ash. Roast malts. Hint of honeycomb and woody vanilla. The taste is quite sweet. Mashed banana and chocolate syrup. Slightly yeasty. Some toffee and coffee cake. Full body. Slightly oily. Overall, quite good. A step down after the dizzying heights of Jimmy.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle consumed at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Leighton. It pours very dark brown with pretty much no head. The nose is roasty, vanilla, toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate gateaux. The taste is pretty sweet, honey, rich-roasted coffee, toast, earth, light bitterness, burnt notes and chocolate gateaux. Full body, low carbonation and viscous, slightly cloying mouth-feel. Tasty, but a bit too sweet and chewy for me.
timfoolery (883) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the 1st (and I hope not the last) Rate Beer Awards dinner. Aroma is some smooth bourbon, chocolate, sweet licorice, and lightly roasted malts. Flavor was a much better, hit-you-in-the-face awesome, and the mouthfeel was reminiscent of RareR DOS (of course, bourbon rather than Rum). Knocks for being low on carbonation, but otherwise fantastic. Great beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
vvesside (148) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Great barrel aged flavor from this winter porter. Coffee and honey, not a lot of carbonation, great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jtclockwork (5095) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of rich chocolate malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla bean ice cream, cinnamon sticks, rich decadent coffee and sweet milk chocolate. Medium body. Finishes with slight alcohol burn. Very smooth.
TheEpeeist (2817) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16.9 oz bottle, 2012. Dark brown with a few oily tan bubbles. Nose is oak, bourbon, espresso, prune and hay. Thick and creamy with a soothing buzz. After my first sip i thought this was way overdone. Certainly a huge beer but not overwhelming. Chocolate syrup, rich coffee, vanilla oak and honey. Just when you almost forget about it, the bourbon comes out with some coffee bean in the finish. The honey really sings here. I can’t think of a better porter.