dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma- massive bourbon, espresso, cocoa, marshmallow
Appearance- pitch black with a thin dark brown head
Taste- black coffee, cream, bourbon, tobacco, some roasted notes, nice blend of flavors on the finish
Palate- full-bodied, viscous and wonderful
Overall- Absolutely exquisite. As close to KBS as Iíve ever had. Fantastic brew that I will be seeking out again.
sebastokrator (75) - - OCT 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours deep black with moderate amount of tan head. Nose is bourbon, with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose: lots of bourbon and chocolate. Very creamy and surprisingly easy drinking - the alcohol is well hidden. Very nice.
MarcoDL (4206) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Hopishop 2016. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, booze and coffee. It smell thick already. Rich flavor of thick roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a soft smooth boozyness. Very nice.
talionis (7) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Release #36 12.4% abv Brewed 12/2013. Barreled & then bottled 9/2014. Drinking 9-21-16 for 65th birthday...Unabashedly coffee forward with underlying chocolate base. Roasted malt harmonies. Still slight but delicate bourbon nose and vanilla whispers, not much as Iíd like, but still tantalyzing, much like the brief whiff of the perfume memory of a long lost love on the night wind, a heartache that floats for a moment to the surface only to slip quietly away once again. The scent of old leather, like a library of well loved books and subtle hints of latakia tobacco, war stories of brothers-in-arms, and the night falling inward with its dark embrace.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating #2141 - 2015.10.31 - Black as the belt of a bible thumping Albertan in a karate class, with a weak tan head that caps nicely. Aroma is heavy roast malt and dark roast coffee, molasses. Huge cocoa, espresso notes, Taste is heavy on roast malt and coffee flavours, pronounced sweetness, well bittered. J.
mjg74 (3023) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Casa De Oro. 12.3% version.Pitch black in color. Sweet roasty coffee notes up front along with a bit of whiskey. Whiskey and a sugary roast up front. Decent amount of whiskey throughout. Just a slight hint of alcohol. Very smooth and easy to sip. Quite well balanced. All of the flavors seem to mesh really well. Good brew.
Skyhawk (3) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release 13, opened 9/2/16. Surprisingly amazing after this long in the bottle and not-perfect cellering. Still has subtle coffee notes after 3 years.
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rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome. On tap at brewery over summer with its son. Just a solid ba stout. Chocolate coffee dark fruit bourbon. Warming. Not smooth palate for a big boy. Great stuff!
natejgood (483) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and dark in the glass with a nice dark head. Almost a motor oil beer, but not quite. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate, cream and dark fruit. Dark, sweet chocolate flavor with some cream, coconut and coffee. Smooth and creamy on the tongue with no alcohol taste. Very good beer if you are looking for a thick, powerful, flavorful stout.
rosenbergh (10614) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle at the ISKTR 2016, Hervanta, Finland. 11.7%. #39. SLC #2142. Courtesy of tiong.
Black color with a small tan head.
Chili, coffee, roasted malt and vegetables in the aroma.
Strong roasted malt, sweetness, vanilla and coffee in the flavor. Rich.
Lacho (73) - USA - AUG 22, 2016
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very thick and dark with a thin caramel head. Strong aromas of espresso coffee and dark chocolate are immediately present; same goes for taste. Looks like burnt oil. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, roasty burnt toast, with a little vanilla and some dried fruits way back.
Really good beer, reminds me of the Rasputin and Narwhal, both great beers. Alcohol is present throughout.