ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
batch 003 bottle. pour is dark, but not yet black, with a thin light brown head that fades. The aroma is powerful with burnt oak and malt, and don’t really get any bourbon in the nose. The taste is smooth, faint bourbon, but more oak and burnt notes than anything else. You still get a lot of a typical RIS characteristics in the base of the beer. Top notch beer.
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, smoke, roasted malts, and alcohol. Taste of roast, smoke, char, vanilla, dark chocolate, and bourbony alcohol in the finish.
RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Capone’s. Poured a deep black with a medium sized creamy tan head and notable lacing. Aroma of vanilla oak, toasted bread, coffee, plum, licorice, and cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet chocolate, plum, roasted malt, and oak. Nice mouthfeel and smooth finish with chocolate and slight alcohol warmth.
Tmoney99 (13605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Aroma was a heavy toasted malt, strong coffee and dark chocolate. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy complex toasted malt, wood and chocolate flavor and a heavy complex dark chocolate finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Oak, bourbon, dark fruits, acohol, hint of mollasses and vanilla. T: Dark fruits, bourbon, oak, chocolate, bitter coffee. M: Thick and chewy, finishes warm. O: Delicious of course but I remember batch 2 being much more flavorful with lots of sweet vanilla which wasnt present in this new batch so that was a bit of bummer.
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Batch 1. Bottle thanks to bauermj! Deep black with yellow-tan head. Light vanilla bourbon and dark fruit, light roasted malt and faint booze. Flavor is bakers chocolate, vanilla creme, mild dark fruit, and roast malt. Silky roasted malt finish.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smells nutty, roasty, definitely has a bourbon aroma to it. Heavy, rich, sweet chocolate, oaky, nice bourbon flavor to it. Just right, well-balanced. Very excellent beer!
reggiedunlop (3671) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with a medium creamy tan/mocha head. Aroma has notable bourbon, creamy vanilla, dark fruits, and bold roastiness. Flavor has tobacco, dark chocolate, sweet burnt toffee, charred wood, vanilla, bourbon...slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a warming bourbony charred wood finish. Complex and amazing!
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap at Pinocchios in Media, PA. Rich dark pour with a nice frothy tan head. Huge notes of wood, dark fruit, and chocolate. Amazing.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, an intense powdery coffee malt with meaty metallic notes, grassy catnip hops, very nice. In mouth, an intense sweet chocolate with licorice notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, piney hops, vanilla beans, very nice. On tap at Mash Tun Festival, May 19 2011.