b79turner (167) - Alabama, USA - JUL 22, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2012 batch 3 bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a slight brown tint. Thinner pour than some imperial stouts, not the motor oil consistency that some have. Small white head with nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is fantastic! Rich bourbon, caramel, creamy, toasty. Slight citrus notes. Rich sums it up. Taste is wonderful, lively carbonation, mouthfeel is not too thick, not too thin. I canít say enough great things about this beer. Hands down, the best stout Iíve ever tasted. Quite possibly one of the most enjoyable beer Iíve had to date. Thank you Firestone!
kidmartinek (2452) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily black. Small tan bubbling. Smells like oak an alcohol. Tastes like cocoa, toffee, vanilla, oak, toasty dark malts and alcohol. Pretty damn good but the alchyness is a little offputting. The flavor is really good though.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Churchkey during Savour week. Very well balanced, low carbonation beer. Subtle flavours balance the bourbon at warmer temps
Pyrmir (1201) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @CBC13. Pitch black with small tan head. Aroma intense; roastiness, coffee, bourbon, tobacco, dark chocolate and tar. Taste is very rich and full, same notes as aroma plus some plums and berries, finish is tarry and roasted.
MrFecesious (325) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. Pitch black with a great tan brown cap. Raisin, chocolate, licorice, biscuit, coffee, wood, bourbon aroma. Taste is the same but with cherry, and HARD dry wood palate.
Miked1687 (213) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle Poured into a snifter. Extremely dark pour with a mocha brown head that laces a bit, but sticks around the edge. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, cereal. Taste is pretty big on chocolate and coffee. A little booze and lots of vanilla. Some woodiness in the finish. less bourbon than expected. Medium thick mouth feel.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with lite brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, espresso. Rich, complex, very good. Only complaint is a tad too boozy.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a heavy barrel presence, which is a good thing. Extremely silky and smooth mouthfeel. Nice sweet vanilla flavors balanced out by roastiness.
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tourette (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap. Serious stout. Amazing balance and complexity. Nutty, chocolate, sweet, oak, and just all around amazing. You can taste the alcohol a bit much, but that's my only dig.
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IvoR (63) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing brew. Outstanding aroma of milk chocolate and hazelnut. Flavor starts out mild with a sweet vanilla taste until the roasted barley (or malt) and hops kick in all at once. Leaves a mild but lasting finish. Alcohol is barely noticeable but warmth is.
gunnar (3586) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours entire black with a nice tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar,liquorice and tobacco. Taste is superb liquorice mixed with rich burnt malts. Smooth and thick mouthfeel. Lovely beer.