sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #17, 12.0%. 22 oz bottle, Kroger on Bridge St in Dublin; $8.99 I think. Very dark black but not quite fully opaque; one-finger light tan head dissipates quickly into a small ring and an extremely thin, sparse covering; virtually no lacing. First aroma is coffee and chocolate. But look! Itís not that typical overly bitter, overly roasty coffee thing that big stouts do! Hallelujah! It smells like REAL coffee, only colder. Some breathing and warming reveals more subtle aroma notes of oak and bourbon. In terms of flavor, very heavily chocolate, but again, REAL coffee. The roast level is spectacularly low for the magnitude of this beer, and itís really great to see such a coffee-heavy beer simultaneously be a little more subdued while itís kicking you in the mouth. The finish is vanilla, chocolate, lighter bitterness, and even lighter bourbon. If I didnít know better, I would absolutely not guess this was anything close to 12%; I honestly donít detect alcohol in this at all, but having drank half the bottle I can feel that itís there. Medium-full to full body, almost silky but just a tad too bubbly to say that. Really nice.
IloveIPAs81 (29) - - DEC 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black as 2 in the morning with a baige head. Smell is a shite load of coffee and booze. Taste is coffee bourbon and a bit of dry fruit. Super smooth for the abv. Bid bad ass beer awesome.
dfinney23 (2397) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoís afraid of the big bad baptist? Big coffee and dark chocolate with a bit of caramel and bourbon. Rich and smooth.
rollsrace (72) - - NOV 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Release #56 11.9% strong coffee start. Very boozy. Has some bourbon notes. Smooth finish with bitter aftertaste. Some chocolate notes too. Worth the price.
gkeh (336) - Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release #55, 12.7 ABV. Pour is jet black, very mildly carbonated with a dark tan head. Aroma is oak, whiskey, coffee, vanilla, coconut, cocoa. Full bodied, taste is much like the aroma, with a slight alcohol burn. Delicious.
toxichop (533) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours completely black with a one finger brown head. Smells of alcohol, whiskey, fudge, light on coffee, some molasses, and dark chocolate. Taste is a mix of whiskey, chocolate, molasses, and coffee. Finishes warm with a hint of soy in the end. Medium body, silky with noticeable but low carbonation. Nice BA stout, but wanted more from the coffee.
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - NOV 26, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Paradise juice! Motor oil black with a beige head. Aroma of strong wood and dark malts. Taste of vanilla, coffee, wood, chocolate. The 12,5% canít be noted. Too good!
AlmostHome (48) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught in warm glass. Love this. Very dark. Great dark beer with very nice head. Dwfintely would get again.
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SG111 (673) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release #59, bottled 10/09/15, and clocking in at 12.3%. Pours pitch black, nice tan head. Aroma is freshly ground coffee. I feel like Iím walking by 50 different varieties of coffee beans at Whole foods with this aroma. Chocolate is prominent, and some whiskey but itís mild. Iím somewhat congested at the moment, but as it warms, I finally get that whiskey-aged noted. Flavor is way more whiskey-heavy, chocolate is so prominent, that coffee bitterness absolutely pops as well. Very well-done.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release#55 @ 12.7% ABV Bottle#2658. Aromas is all fresh coffee grounds, no other aromas detected. Rich almost syrupy body with just enough carbonation, nice. Flavor is also all about the coffee grounds, there is some faint chocolate towards the finish with some booze.
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Charcoal and water. But strong... Find something else strong. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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