b79turner (241) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! Thank you Hop City B’ham for bringing this in! Unfortunately it only lasted for a few hours before selling out. After trying this beer, I understand why. Growler poured into a tulip glass. Oily black pour with a fluffy tan head...lacing all around the glass. Nose is absolutely fantastic! Bourbon, chocolate, burnt sugar, creamy...just wonderful. Taste is chocolate milk and bourbon with a nice alcohol burn, certainly a sipper. It gets better and better as it warms. I enjoyed the standard Breakfast Stout, but this really takes it to another level. Wonderful bourbon barrel aged stout!
KansaiBeerLvrs (3329) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last beer of the night at Rich’s Cellar Emptying Tasting. Kbs stout 11.2%
Inky deep black pour with a coffee light bourbon nose. Young bottle meaning the bookings is full on black coffee, maple syrup and light bourbon. The booze is a bit harsh. Overall it is quite nice but has a bit too much heat.
Martinus (3844) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, beige head. Aroma of Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet notes, molasses, light coffee. Sweet malty flavour, brown sugar, caramel, Bourbon, vanilla. Light boozy, full body. Sweet finish, chocolate, vanilla, Bourbon. Nice, quite balanced and full.
(from 35cL bottle shared @ Gents Bier Festival 2015. Thanks Eugene for ’muling’)
PMgep (156) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old rating from 2012, full aroma with coffee and alcohol, taste of bourbon, vanilla and coffee
coolunclesony (10) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black colour. The smell is dominated by alcohol.
The taste is great with lots of chocolate and caramel spiced up with tons of bourbon
shoulderbroken (2828) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mother Kellys. Aroma is milky chocolate, roast, coconut, bourbon, booze. Taste is good, all the above. Finish is bourbon, but smooth fade. Rest of the flavours are quite subdued. Rich finish, almost fruity. Touch of chocolate. Can’t really get the coffee. Very easy drinking and hides the booze well.
Aggiebob (331) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black color with a quickly dissipating tan head. Minimal lacing. Aroma roasted coffee. Taste is coffee, vanilla (cream?) and the bourbon. It has a thick mouth feel and a dry finish.
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis, thanks Mike! 2014 version. Dark color. Thin brownish head. Body is light oily, super super smooth. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is nuts, chestnuts, chocolate, vanilla, bacon. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, liquorice, alcohol, fruity.
jsmanigold (101) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black. Medium tan head that fades fast. Wonderful chocolate marshmallow roasted oak flavor. Very smooth and balanced.
Turtles (597) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium large, creamy beige head, leaves lacing on the glass. Intense aromas of oak barrels and booze, chocolate, licorice, marshmallow. Mild carbonated, thick, creamy, sweet mouth feel, full bodied. Taste has several dimensions, sweet chocolate cake, vanilla, roast almonds, oak, coffee, chocolate, bourbon. Finishing warming but still hiding the alcohol well.
AndySnow (4910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Liquorice, alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, spices, some vanilla, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, caramel, alcohol, liquorice, roasted malt, spices, raisin.