olr1984 (1078) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 22oz bottle pours dark oily black with a thin tan head. Vanilla chocolate and bourbon aroma. Taste is the same
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with almost no caramel colored head. Aroma is lighter but very roasty with vanilla and caramel notes. Flavor is bitter chocolate and roasty malt, vanilla remains, mild coffee.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 Bottle. Like the others this pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are both on the roasty side with notes of chocolate, booze, dark fruit, and oak.
jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours brown/black with tan head. Smell is boozy, dark fruit, molasses. Taste is all the same....raisins, plum, dark brown sugar, cherries. The rye is a nice accent. Warming alcohol. Love this series.
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened at the 2013 end of year Ottawa tasting, 2011 bottle via Capones. Dark brown with a dark mocha head. Chocolate, sweet, tobacco, dry, espresso grinds vanilla, moderate+ body and mild+ carbonation, some anise on the palate along with the rye, alcohol burn, chocolate and semi-burnt malts. This one seemed a little sweet on the palate for my liking.
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 vintage. Nose is soya with lots of vanilla, some rum and espresso. Taste is big sweet and big bitter. Pours coffee with light head. Body was thick and oily.
mcberko (6438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark reddish brown / black with a small beige head. Aroma of rye whiskey notes, roasted notes, and some caramelized brown sugar. Flavour brings out dry rye notes, with whiskey, and light caramel notes. Hugely barrel-heavy, without much other impie stout notes. Finshes dry, rye-like and boozy. Good stuff, but not of the complexity that I had expected from this.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth sweet fruity chocolate malt with light molasses, tobacco, and licorice. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with ashen notes, licorice, very smooth. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 13 2013.
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours used motor oil black with an an aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and some roast. Complex flavor with vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and bourbon. One of the better I’ve ever had.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thnx to NorCalGrowler, 2011 vintage, shared with friends. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized, beige head on top. Aroma is mostly bourbon and vanilla, caramel fudge and molasses, with a slight touch of wood. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, oak, caramel and coffee. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, long lasting, sweet aftertaste. Awesome brew, very nice!