mstrcrwly (915) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch 50 poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin medium brown head..huge
aroma of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa,oak,coffee..tastes of bourbon,vanilla,cocoa,
licorice..little boozy but real good.
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a teku showing pitch black with half a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose is pronounced with a lot of roasted coffee notes and barely perceivable dark chocolate/cocoa.
The palate is well carbonated and full bodied. First impression shows a lot of milk chocolate flavor, the mid palate warms up to more roasted coffee notes. Upon warming up the alcohol definitely makes an impression as the beer gets spicy. The finish is definitely a heavy early morning roasted coffee bitterness with the same alcohol spiciness and dark cacao flavors left on the palate. A little bit too much coffee in general and could use a slightly smoother carbonation.
Omar1991 (8) - - JAN 9, 2016 does not count
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
What a disappointment. Beer looks great but is awful. Terrible lingering aftertaste and the coco nubs used in flavoring overpower and make no sense and do not make for a good combination of flavors. And the beer was also expensive. Avoid.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
markas101 (2236) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap, The Beer Grotto, Ann Arbor, MI. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Smooth, not overly alcohol flavour. Dry, more coffee and faint raisin. Long prune finish.
robinvboyer (3962) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release #57, 12.2%. Pitch black pour, large mocha head. Rich cocoa aroma, huge roasty malts, loads of rich , freshly roasted dark coffee. Strong woody barrel notes with some semi sweet vanilla, and subtle whisky. Silky, full bodied mouthfeel, with a perfect carb. The finish is incredibly roasty, huge coffee notes, semi sweet cocoa, and some strong barrel. Incredible stout.
ryanfolty (2334) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
December 31, 2015 - bottle from AV3. Black pour with some head that faded somewhat quickly. Aroma was relatively mild, but had the bourbon, coffee and chocolate. Taste was a nice blend of coffee, chocolate and bourbon; kind of like Bourbon County Coffeeís little brother. Release #32, 10.7% ABV.
tylox (1) - - DEC 30, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap @Elizabeths Station in Bellingham, WA. Incredible dark chocolate notes. Love epic, they make some amazing Brews.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
lownote (462) - USA - DEC 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little coffee, little chocolate and sweetness in aroma. Its strong and complex. Different wiffs yield different things. Pours black with a nice tan head. Taste is sweet and dessert like. Lots of the chocolate and roast, but little to no bitterness. Pretty much perfect. Bit of an oily body.
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with a large brown head with excellent retention that slowly dissipates to a frothy cap. AROMA: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. TASTE: super rich dark malt, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, spices, soy sauce, toffee, molasses, hop spice, brown sugar, smoky, tobacco, herbs, caramel, alcohol, phenols, vanilla, raisin, dark stone fruit, earthy bitter funk, woody, vanilla, herbal hops, nuts, mole poblano, peppercorn and licorice. AFTER TASTE: dark roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, herbal, hop spice and spice with a rich thick boozy finish. Release #50 at 12.6% avg.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a bomber bottle, into a nonic pub glass, at Mike C-Zís 40th birthday party, thanks Maltser85! This was batch 20 from 2013, 10.5% abv, with Caffe Ibis coffee and cacao nibs. It poured an opaque black colour with thin but persistent tan head, some lace. Malty, bready, nutty, hint of caramel, toasty, roasty but not severely charred, dark chocolate, medium roast coffee, some bright acidity and stone fruit notes, whiskey barrel aging contributed earth, toasted wood, booze, vanilla, black pepper. Amazingly, some high-alpha American hoppy bite remains even after extensive aging and everything else going on. Extremely complex, less smooth than the finest stouts (Iíd add some unmalted grain for body, mouthfeel, head retention) but better than most. Medium body but unimpressive mouthfeel, low carbonation, lingering multi-layered stout aftertastes. Love the name. Big concept, well-conceived and executed. Very good.