mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from Winterfest. Very strong stout here that makes me want to go eat desert. Highly recommend.
RobertDale (1909) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle # 134/500. Thanks Jeff! Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, fruit, vanilla, and wood. Excellent!!
b3shine (2256) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs). This was a free contest beer, and I forget the feisty soul who ran three free beer contests all in one thread, but BIG thanks to him for this brew! Bottle #192/500. Looks good; a mostly opaque dark cola with beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and boozy with a heavy cherry influence. Solid on the palate, but could be more viscous. Good beer.
mikem409 (1142) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle #491/500. pours black with tan head that fades instantly. big boozy bourbon aroma. taste is woody sweet licorice and vanilla.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle No. 127/500. Pours black with just a bit of thin tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is lots of bourbon, chocolate, coconut, vanilla and oak. Taste follows the nose. Tons of vanilla and chocolate. This is a really tasty beer.
ryanfolty (1458) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Winterfest 2013. This was one of my top wants at the fest as I have been looking to try this for a while. When that happens, the experience usually doesnít live up to the hype, but not in this case. Wow, I thought this was amazing. Black pour with no head. Chocolate, vanilla, wood and of course bourbon in aroma and taste.
BMan1113VR (7382) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 240/276 thanks to alen. Pours with a near black hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are of cola, brown sugar, bourbon, dark fruits, leather, oak and rich raisins. Flavors are of bourbon, leather, tannin, dry. Slightly odd finish. Lightly ashy finish. Great bourbon warmth. Bitter. Medium carbonation and fuller bodied.
Bacterial (422) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 137/500 from the 2012 batch. Dark pour with a thin tan head. Nose is dark fruit and bourbon. Roasted malt goodness, a touch of bitter chocolate followed with a deep bourbon finish. Really nice, some age would help tone down the heat just a bit - glad I purchased a few!
valpoaj (531) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample FOBAB í12 - Iíve had this in the past, but a friend suggested a revisit - solid decision... Pours black with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is inviting and has a mellow bourbon presence (at least when compared to many ípeersí) that meshes well with other sweet malt, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Flavor has a good dose of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some wood in the background and mellow bourbon. Quite an easy drinker for the ABV and nice and smooth mouthfeel. Iíll gladly take another pour of this any day!
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on tap at FOBAB. Served in a my FOBAB taster glass.
A: Pours a very dark black color with a thick, tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind nice sheets of lace.
S: Bourbon, dark fruits and caramel up front. There is an underlying roasted malt notes thatís paired with some oak in the periphery.
T: Wow. Dark chocolate bitterness and milk chocolate sweetness seem to be going back and forth over the palate. Decadent fudge, smooth bourbon and sweet caramel notes as well.
M: Medium low carbonation with a heavy ad creamy body. Goes down incredibly smooth and highly drinkable for 9.60%.
O: This was sneaky hit for me. Iíve heard great things about this and didnít even realize it was at the fest until I stumbled across it. I went back for a second pour and Iím glad I did. Iíd love to get a bottle of it.
Serving type: on-tap