Westmeister (1865) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/almost black with minimal head. Aroma is caramel, mocha, dark chocolate, sweetness, : mocha, caramel, dark chocolate, bit alcoholic, sweet sugary, vanilla. Taste is sweet bourbon (vanilla, caramel, slight oak), sweet dark malts, almost hints of smoke, dark chocolate. Medium/soft carbonation, and medium to full mouthfeel. SOme booze does come out. Very nice.
simont1 (321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of licorice, bourbon, booze, and booze. Super boozy and very light mouthfeel. Feels like a darker barley wine, quite dry, very very light mouthfeel, some vanilla, loaded with coconut, the flavours donít integrate very well and not very much of a stout, more like a Barley wine with some darker malts, too dry, too light mouthfeel, and one of the booziest beers Iíve had.
dchester (31) - - JAN 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cant say enough about the flavors of this one. Chocolate cherries coffee dates cake cigar tobacco its like a drizzle for cheese cake.
mackRIS (36) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap pours jet black with tan head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, chocolate, oak, bourban, tabacco. Flavor is sweet oak bourban, chocolate, coffee.
Emeister84 (1226) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, grilled cherry, tobacco, raw cacao, toasted coconut, freshly baked macaroons, subtle vanilla, subtle booze, subtle char. Black, mostly lasting chocolate ice cream-colored head. Dry, deep, super complex, flavor profile mirroring the array of aromatics, earthy, chocolatey, redolent of cooked and dried cherries and berries. Full bodied, quite smooth especially considering the ABV, deep, a sipping beer for sure, possibly the greatest Iíve had to date.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour. Nice aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted malt, and a bit of coffee.
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Wyatt! Dark brown/black colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Medium sweet, light bitter. Well balanced. Good Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout.
Komet (6) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm not well versed in the art of beer reviews so I'm not going to make up a bunch of stuff. I will say that it is a hearty beer that does not go too strong on the bourbon flavor.
Countbeer (4849) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Victor: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a small brown head.
Aroma of bourbon, roast, chocolate, wood, forest spices.
Flavours of chocolate, marshmellow, marzipan, bourbon, roast, light alcohol burn, dark chocolate, bitter, mocha, some wood, some vanilla, some clay.
Aftertaste of dark chocolate, mocha, roast, some bourbon and wood notes.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light sticky texture.
Dfonorow (1667) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pour is close to black with a very thin white head. Aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, peat, oak, tobacco, and herbal hops. Finish is slightly bitter with the booze coming through. Solid.
Clownoisseur (289) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vinatge, bottle. Pours a pitch black, fairly opaque with a nice bubbly mocha colored head that breaks into a nice ring around the glass with some spotty lacing. Nose is loaded with bourbon, wet oak, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is silky smooth with the chocolate and coffee dancing around the palate early before moving into a bittering tobacco/dark chocolate/char notes. The coffee lingers into the vanilla, oak and the bourbon finishes them all off nicely! Great beer!