ICEatALAMO (922) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Release #7. The pour is a dark brown with a rich caramel head. The aroma is strong with coffee, some chocolate, and a hint of bourbon and some smoke. The taste has bourbon upfront, coffee throughout, but it really kicks in in the aftertaste. A very good beer.
TimsRatings (414) - - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Release #10 on tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Powerful coffee taste, mild bbl reference, and little chocolate. Not a bad coffee stout.
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Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s Pub, Kyoto. Pitch black - brown head. Lots of coffee. Bisquit. Burned bisquit. Sweetness. Coffee with sugar. Acid notes from the burned malty. Ok - taste is not as good as aroma.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like chocolate and barrel. Tastes like chocolate, whiskey, caramel, and oak. Very nice.
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oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells boozy, like coffee as well as faint chocolate. Whiskey/barrel aged smell. Tastes very chocolately and whiskey aged. Roasted malt flavors. Really solid
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle back from NC. Failed to note the release number. This one skews way towards the bittersweet coffee and chocolate side of the spectrum. Bit of vanilla floating around but that is about all that will alert you to a barrel treatment. The alcohol is subdued but I kind of like it that way. A well made and smooth drink. Just be prepared for the bittersweet aspect of this as a dominant flavor.
fattybladdy (521) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deuce to pint, release #10. Cracked this bad boy open to enjoy during the NCAA championship. Appearance is jet black and rather thick, slight tan head. Aroma is quite pleasant, roasted coffee. Taste is coffee to the max, bitter and dark, with some dark chocolate and a slight whiskey kick. Hard to find any flaws in this one...maybe a little biased as a coffee buff, but this beer was amazing.
DocJitsu (898) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque, very dark brown color with a mocha colored head. The head dissipates a little too quickly. Otherwise, I would’ve given its appearance a score of 4.5. I like the uniqueness of the aroma. But, the aroma, in my opinion, just doesn’t deserve a 4.5. I note coffee, griddle smoke, and olives. Moutfheel is viscous and slick. Just what I was hoping it’d be. I love the flavor of this one. Greasy spoon exhaust smoke when the griddle catches fire. The smoke begins to yield some to chocolate, but persists, albeit to a lesser degree, throughout the finish. Quite of hop bitterness gets expressed toward the finish, which tends to wake the smoke back up. Just a bit of off plastic flavor that tends to taint so many Imperial Stouts. I hope the smoke flavor in this one was created by the grain and the char of the barrel, not an additive. I really enjoy this beer. It reminds me of Bacon and Eggs from Pizza Port.
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bottle. Awesome beer! Jet black pour with a small brown head. Big ground coffee nose with cocoa, licorice, and just a hint of whiskey and wood. Full palate. Smooth mouthfeel. Really good stuff!
AndySnow (3039) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Black colour with a small white head. Quickly disappearing lacing. Aroma of grounded coffee, smoked malt. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, some bourbon, caramel.