rxeight (2039) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from bottle @ Fobab. This is a great stout. Big bourbon notes lots of dark malt flavor. Great balance between the two. Huge dark strong beer but still somehow very drinkable and incredibly smooth.
johnnnniee (3164) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Harrington Liquors.
Solid black color with a decent sized frothy tan head that shows great retention. Big roasty molasses with complex dark and dried fruit. Earthy with hints of vanilla and sweet bourbon. Light warming alcohol as this pushes down my gullet. Light sherry like oxidation in the finish. Great sipper, alcohol never gets harsh, but this will sure warm you on a cold night.
Nsanders (838) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Near black with a sticky light brown head and spotty lacing. Bourbon, melted marshmallows, dried coconut, molasses and new leather. Tastes very sweet with a medium dry finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.
fuzzcro (45) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2015 Excellent sipping stout! Slides thickly out of the bottle, black as used oil. The aroma tells the whole story...chocolate, vanilla bourbon...the taste is delightfully sweet and the bourbon warms all they down! It?s a sipper that makes me wish I could gulp...the bourbon is a strong presence and a bit over the top but not a problem.
stoutnick (801) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feb 2015 bottle vintage. Black oil, very brown foam. Aroma is bourbon and tannins. Taste - bitey oak, very boozey - whoah - rich and way too much for me. Palate is oily and finishes with some vanilla oak and booze. Nice but just too booze heavy.
SirLimpsalot (3025) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Stordirren 15-10-21: Stor doft av choklad, burbon och havre. Smaken är stor och oljig med tydlig fyllighet med stora toner av choklad, vanilj, burbon och kaffe. Underbar len. Mycket gott
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Perfectly black, small beige head. Licorice, vanilla and brandy up front. Sweet with huge body and rounded mouthfeel. Intense flavour of fine slivovic, coffee syrup, madeira, vanilla and licorice. Heated raisiny finish. Retains balance, even with near infinite gravity.
gyllenbock (6334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, light vanilla and some caramel. Similar taste. Sweet and with a thick body. The finish was long and with well hidden alcohol. A nice one to sip.
JHeath99 (1523) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, booze, hint of coffee and vanilla. Taste is intense, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon with some vanilla notes. Very heavy and thick.
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, alcohol, cacao. Bitter flavour, alcohol, somewhat sweet, bitter liquorice. Alcoholic finish, cacao, coffee, bourbon, lingering bitter.
(from 35.5cL bottle shared @ home. 2015 bottling)
kaser (4648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, smoke, tobacco flavors. A massive one. Smoother than the Bourbon Counties maybe. Coconut. Fantastic.