BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
FOBAB 09, under the name Black Note. Poured jet black with a frothy brown head. Aroma is of bourbon, rich chocolate, vanilla, malt, and some lactic notes. Taste started off with a strong bourbon presence and lots of wood. Has a very dry, biscuity malt backbone to it. After the bourbon subsides, there is a strong vanilla charatcer, and very rich chocolate. The alcohol is well masked, but has a slight alcohol bite at the end of each sip. Lingering chocolate taste. Insanely drinkable for given how big it is. Mouthfeel is very creamy, and thick. Good to look at, smells great, and it tastes awesome.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. One of my favorites. Great flavor. Much smoother than other BA stouts.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another solid brew from Bells. This is one of my favorites that they put out and a top notch BBS. If you see it have a few since it doesn’t go around often.
wje89 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A - Smells of bourbon.
AP - Thick Black with an amber color
T - Taste is very well balanced with the bourbon flavors. The blend of 2 stouts is also done amazingly well. The cream in the double cream ale is what offsets the intense bourbon to me.
O - Hands down best BA stout I’ve ever had.
AGknights44 (1) - - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium full body. Pours black with a deep ruby hue. Lasting tan head. Aroma is strong dark fruit, slight alcohol, chocolate. Low coffee and roasted aroma and taste for a stout. Very smooth and excellent lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit and chocolate
jandd1983 (1566) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at TWCP Beer Fest 2013. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate and bourbon. The taste was very smooth, almost a cream texture of bourbon, chocolate, coffee and a slight vanilla. Very well done.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Black in the glass with a creamy tan head that settled to a ring. Roasted malt and vanilla aroma. The flavor found chocolate, roasted malt, and a backing of hops. Medium to full body with a roasted malt aftertaste.
rodenbach99 (2508) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 355ml version 2012 brassée le 28 décembre 2012, autant dire qu’elle est fraiche. Liquide brun foncé avec un filet de mousse. Un nez terreux d’arômes tertiaires de sous-bois, de champignon, de chocolat, de pâte à pain pas encore cuite. En bouche cette bière est puissante, du chocolat, du bourbon, du bois, le café est absent à contrario du bois. Cette bière semble mangée par la barrique. Simple, pas le classique que je m’attendais.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had outside at the Az crews epic driveway tasting that I was so kindly invited to. Another gem makes an appearance. Its 95 degrees out Im sitting in direct sun and im drinking 10% imp stout and couldn’t be happier. Pours black with purplish head. nose of huge molasses and dark chocolate. tastes of bourbon sweetness, dark chocolate, molassess, coffee, earthy, vanilla, and every dark fruit that exists. creamy mouthfeel and lives up to hype. kick ass
kcorum10 (93) - Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty solid beer. Pours black with thin tan head. Chocolate and vanilla flavors with mild alcoholic burn on the back end. Solid beer.
RichTheVillan (836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from International; pitch black pour with quickly disappearing head, alcohol hit in the aroma, love the slick mouthfeel,bourbon taste not overwhelming just where it should be, vanilla, dried fruit wished it was a 750 hope we meet again.