rxeight (434) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 into stemmed tulip. Shared with a few friends after a trip to the brewpub. Pours an opaque black with a very minimal tan head that really only is visible when swirling the glass. First aroma is lots of bourbon. Taste is a lot of smooth bourbon, the flavor is very strong but doesn’t have the alcohol burn that is found in fresh bourbon county. Some subtitle notes of coffee and chocolate are mostly covered up by the overwhelming bourbon flavors. Finish fades very gradual over a long time. Fairly thick consistency, syrupy mouth feel. Thicker than just about everything but regular dark lord. I’ve had several bourbon stouts (many at FOBAB) and this ranks up there with the best. This is a truly excellent beer. $50 is pretty steep, but this is one you will not regret trying.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Woodshed 2.0. Bottle share courtesy of dak. It pours with a murky mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up musty sweet molasses, smooth toffee nuanced bourbon, more molasses and then boozy chocolate brownie at the end of the draw. Dang that smells good. The taste delivers a great mix of boozy chocolate brownie, smooth sweet sugary fudge and dark roasted malts. Wow! This is a terrific rich sipper that I would really enjoying nursing all night long. Yes!
gEUS (587) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the DL Vertical Tasting in the cellar of Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Thank you Dennoman. Hard to believe what the commercial description says - this beer writes DL all over, no characteristics of the other beers noticeable. Pours dark dark brown, oily consistency, no head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, toffee, soy sauce. Thock body with low carbonation, taste is a bourbon bomb with accents of chocolate and vanilla. Nothing more than average.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty chocolate woody bourbon aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate and licorice finish.
kraddel (851) - deurne, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle by bobochamps, shared with urbain ( the god that made struise ) , and the against the grain guys, and travlr ( spred the goodness ! )
pours very dark brown, no foam at all, smell is bourbon. soft carbo , bourbon is realy refined. vanilla, butter, chocolate, roasted malts, very nice!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BoBoChamp, thank you sir! Pours jet black, very dark brown colored head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate syrup, subtle whiskey. Taste is chewy vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit. Slightly boozy. Delicious.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Crazy Belgian Tasting. Deep brown pour with hardly any head. The nose is deep, rich bourbon, caramel candy, vanilla and chocolate. Big, fat roast malt flavor profile. Quite sludgy. Mildly ashy and slightly bitter. Hot oaky bourbon and chocolate brownie. Full body, thick. Overall, merely OK. Just a bit flabby.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Mikkeller and Friends’ Grand Opening. Pours a clear black with a light brown head. Sweet with aromas of coconut, some honey and hints of licorice and pepper. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Very soft carbonation.
BoBoChamp (4186) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 75cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly woody/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, top class!, yet very expensive!, WOW!
BOLTZ7555 (2378) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by dak at Woodshed 2.0! How is this just a barrel-aged version of Baller? Oh, what 14 months in a barrel can do to a beer! Rich, complex, decadent with bourbon, oak, vanilla, brownie batter, molasses, and fudge finding their way to the palate. Dark as night and as creamy as a good chowder. This one coats and its one you want to remember! Great brew!
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep brown pour, tan head. Sweet boozy nose, oak, chocolate,coffee. What a cool beer.