Bule (1090) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Release 12 at 10.8% ABV. 22oz bottle pours a thick black color with little head. Intense coffee flavors but well balanced against the hops and barrel flavors. Complex.
kaser (3697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour with brownish ring of head, fluffy. 22oz bottle poured at home from Blackwells. Nuts, coffee, roasty and milky aroma. Taste big. Cocoa, rich chocoate, rich coffee, and a hint of the whiskey barrels. Hides the big ABV - more like drinking a tasty coffee/cocoa smoothy than a heavy beer. Fantastic..
dyetube (1264) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just fyi, Mine says "release #40, 11.5%alc vol..., DEH# 1917". Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours black with a thin khaki head. The aromas are cocoa, chocolate, cold coffee and whiskey. The mouthfeel is dry, roasty and bitter with a heavy body and good carbonation. Phenomenal brew. Cheers!
hackobock (2037) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 15, 2015. Bottle (#12, 10,8%) at Oliver Twist.
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted, some ash and dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium roasted bitterness, coffee dominates with some cocoa and caramel notes. Finish roasted coffee, slight spicy, some dry roasted notes. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation.
GnarlyGnome (721) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really good...heavy... big... delicious. Full of all the bourbon coffee flavors that you can hope for. Chocolate finish... tasty stuff!
CanIHave4Beers (3534) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wife dug this rating out of some unknown corner of the house while cleaning.
Pours basically black with a small head and good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is coffee and some maple. Itís roasty, itís sweet smelling, itís chocolaty. The bourbon barrel is pronounced but well controlled.
The flavor is coffee and chocolate dominantly, Itís got some vanilla and generally bourbon barrel character. The bitterness balances the sweetness to some degree.
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devil Craft Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. Looks the part: menacing black, rich brown head. Aroma like a good cup of coffee. Taste is roasty, coffee, dusting of baking chocolate to round it off. Sticky maltiness, some dryness. Bit heavy going but nicely powerful and flavourful.
kidobutai (485) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle at room temperature. Nice head and outstanding lacing. Delicious coffee aroma, caramel, perfect ABV, stings just a bit going down.
mike5326 (1100) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, full tan head. Phenolic roasted malt aroma. Full body with a creamy bourbon chocolate malt flavor and a nice finish.
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Petkus331 (326) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of saffron, vanilla, wet coffee grounds, dark chocolate. Appears like coffee with caramel foam and lace. Wet coffee grounds really stands out and dark chocolate for taste. Palate is ordinary. Overall, great aroma, the rest is rather ordinary.
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Super dark black. Really nice lingering layer of tan head. Espresso chocolate nose. Rich, syrupy body. Apparent booziness, bourbon sweetness, rich chocolate. Perfect with something sweet.