popway (29) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
so, this goes in the right direction. I got the last bottle tonight and watched Caddyshack (a good pairing). Now, the nose goes to the sweet heavy alch alley, and the light brown tea reading clouds lace the pond of translucent black. The mouthfeel is light for this type of beer, so swishing it in my mouth was helpful. But being in the Bourbon-barrel aged catagory, it leaves me a bit underwhelemed in the company of KBS and BCBS, and Boris the Crusher. But I was able to get throught the bottle without zonking out.
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Dave, Harris and Jordan on 4/11/2014.
Appearance: Pours dark black.
Aroma: Aroma of bourbon, coffee.
Taste: Bourbon, light roast, chocolate, coffee.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste..
Summary: Thanks Harris for sharing. One of those hard to find beers I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. Enjoyable.
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy, active dark brown body yields foamy tan head. Some roasted and nutty malts greet my nose.
Opens up much more boldly on the palate. Silky toffee, caramel, breads, and booze. Goes down a bit hotter than expected, quite tasty otherwise.
umich03jm (1571) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours thick and creamy, black in color, with a nice creamy beige head that fades to a ring. Complex aroma of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, creamy oatmeal, vanilla, coconut, light lactose, and oak. Taste starts with chocolate milk and coffee. Turns to vanilla, coconut, and oak. Finishes with bitter chocolate, bourbon, and oatmeal. Full body with a thick, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Nice soft, foamy carbonation. This beer feels bigger than 8.5%. It’s a sipper that won’t destroy you. Very good.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, picked up at a Nugget Market in Woodland, CA for $15. If only I had options like this at the local grocer back home. Pours a very dark brown with a short lived beige head. Light ring throughout. The nose is nice for the style, a light bourbon and oak blended with cocoa and roast. Very smooth and silky mouthfeel, but the flavor seems muted. Good bourbon and oak, light roast and espresso. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Seems light on the carbonation. Pretty good overall, but something about it seems subdued. Very approachable BA stout.
Dr_Fellini (264) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly black with reddish hues and a smooth creamy medium brown head. Aroma is light roasted malts, slightly nutty, and a hint of sweet chocolate. Flavor is much more chocolatey with a light oats and roasted malts. Lighter in body with a wonderful lingering chocolatey character. Delicious!
Marheb (1742) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Un nez décadent de vanille, caramel et chocolat qui rappel d’autres bouteilles cachées dans ces fameuses boites de carton. En bouche c’est assez riche et sucré mais le traitement du vieillissement en barriques prend le dessus facilement, je préfère la velvet merlin.
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Chocolate and oatmeal. Jet black with a thin beige head. Chocolate. Qaky bourbon chocolate and syrupy. These guys know how to play with barbells.
illidurit (2050) - Petaluma, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beercraft. Pours deep brown with a rusty touch and a tan head. Deep chocolate and Sugar Daddies aroma, really sweet and inviting. Flavor follows, adding mild coconut and oak, really sublimely balanced. Incredible white russian finish. Awesome beer.
ReggieDunlap (2922) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
great jet black pour with a medium creamy tan head. aroma has nice bourbon without booze, vanilla, woody spice, roastiness, dark fruits. flavor follows suit...great barrel qualities without booze...just the right sweetness without going overboard. mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a roasty/barrely finish. beautiful!
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the EBF Saturday
Nice thick rich stout with some nice barrel notes.