aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth, deep, dark, creamy, rich flavor, robust but not overly cocky, pure stout and pure flavor. No nasty bitterness, no sick alcohol overtones. Just delicious, holy crap was this good.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Founders Black Party. Only ended up having one of these, too much beer, too little time. Pours very dark. Smells and tastes malty, and the higher alcohol is actually covered up quite nicely.
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Founder’s, 06/09. In your face buttery coconut bourbon aroma. Pours a caramel mocha color.
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. It was served in a snifter with a nice 1 inch beige head. The smell was fantastic! I could pick up vanilla, espresso, bourbon and heavy malts. It was served a little too cold at first and the bourbon dominated the taste. As the beer warmed up the complexities came through with vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. It went down easy and had was very easy on the palate. Man, I hope they bottle this sometime as it is a fantastic brew.
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark and opaque with a slow to form tan head. Aromas of chocolate, heavy roast, caramel malt sweetness. Nice lacing on the glass as you drink it. Roasted bitterness is predominant and lingering into the finish. Malt sweetness and chocolate/caramel are present but the flavor ends with roast, not hop bitterness. A wonderful example of this style.
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a serious beer. Pours almost black with a soft brown head, like the inside of a 3 muskateers bar. Tastes like a chocolate/tobacco milk shake. Very heavy, nice lacing. I can slightly taste the alcohol (its a 10% beer) and wish it was a little more subdued. A really great, tasty beer, through and through.
WJL2 (9) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap.. Very appealing, complex aroma with a very small creamy head. Nice full bodied stout that hints of vanilla ash, toffee, espresso, chocolate, and of course bourbon. Not too overpowering but very much makes it’s presence known. Nice finish but as expected a wee bit heavier on the stomach than the breakfast stout. Very nice brew