ljthiessen (646) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Beautiful dark brown pour. Big, boozy nose. Bourbon, chocolate. Very rich, thick chocolate flavour, light biscuity notes, bourbon flavour. Cocoa aftertaste. Stunning beer.
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black in color, thin mahogany head... Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate... Butterscotch notes initially, lots of vanilla and chocolate... Really sweet, bourbon notes are fairly light... Amazingly good, better than speedway for sure...
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edwardbass (621) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber. The bourbon is fairly subdued, though it does tingle on the tongue a bit. Black color. Aroma is like crazy, like a sweet cookie. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla. Good stuff.
maxwelldeux (4128) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate darker brown head on there. Nose has some roasty and bready notes to it with a really great bourbon complement to it. Taste has some sweet booziness from the bourbon along with chocolate and coffee. Really pleasant beer.
BrewHaMeister (228) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On guest tap at Toppling Goliath pours coffee black with a tan head and nice lacing. Aromas of cocoa, citrus, liquorice, and coffee. Flavor is medium cocoa bitter. Delicious.
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours soul-sucking black color with a very small beige head. Lots of bourbon on the nose, vanilla, dark chocolate, faint coffee notes, caramel and some faint syrup. Very thick oily palate with lots of dark malts and molasses, bourbon, dark chocolate, faint syrup, vanilla and some espresso. Not overly sweet, nice vanilla-chocolate-coffee balance here. Excellent.
lusikka (6949) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma of rich roastiness, vanilla, wood, bourbon and raisiny sweetness. Flavour of really strong rich roastiness, mudcake, strong sweet bourbon, raisin, plums, tart wooden notes and vanilla. The amount of bourbon is rather extreme here. Full bodied. Velvety mouthfeel. Soft. Hits my sweet spot.
tiong (4565) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from APEX, Portland, OR
Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, oak, vanilla and toffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and woody with loads of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee and coffee. Finish is complex, woody and roasty with loads of bourbon, oak, toffee and vanilla. Quite complex, yet very balanced. Not overly sweet or stuffy, but nuanced and delicate. Great stuff.
laiti (6826) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ lusikka. Thanks tiong!
Aroma has sweet cocoa tones, semi-dark chocolate and some cocoa. Also vanilla. Flavour has woody tones, lots of bourbon, woody tones, vanilla and some non-disturbing alcohol. Rather strong on bourbon and rather delicious.
bubblehouse (677) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really sweet but has a nice taste of the bourbon. couldn’t drink a bunch but is good for the style.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle poured into a big snifter. The beer is a thick, oily black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has big vanilla and wafer. Some bitter dark chocolate, boozy warmth. Fairly sweet. Really enjoying the vanilla aspects of this beer. Thicker mouthfeel and soft carbonation.