kraddel (919) - deurne, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thnx to bart vanpoucke !
pours black, smell is more whiskey-ish than bourbon
bourbon in the taste , in small notes. slightly sour-ish in the smell. oasty, chocolate, muych better than i thought it would be . no overpowering barrel-aged staste. nice!
Aniela (1851) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a beige head. Coffee, dark dried fruits, licorice, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Coffee, dark dried fruits, licorice and dark chocolate flavour.
dctriman (39) - USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap during CBC week. Very underwhelmed. Had a strange sour funk flavor. No trace of syrup remains.
BMMillsy (717) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Trade at the Swamp Head release from burg326. HUGE thanks and still feel the need to send some additional studf his way soon. Pours from the 750 ml thick, black and viscous. A one finger brown creamy head forms at the top and lingers for a good while. Big bourbon vanilla aroma that mellows into bittersweet chocolate and then earthy spicy coffee. Taste is big up front chocolate syrup and slight bourbon followed by maple (did not fade in this bottle as others have said), and ending with spicy coffee beans. Earthy mocha lingering on the palate with the maple sweetness. These flavors blend together so seamlessly. Mouthfeel is thick thick thick with lowish carbonation. The bourbon is there but doesn't take over and the coffee ite keeps this from being too sweet. I was worried about being disappointed with this but I am not. What a world class brew.
Cbuk1013 (150) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blthinking a thin tan head. Smells of coffee bourbon maple. Tastes roasty, some booze. Sweet barrel notes, light maple in the finish. Balanced between coffee and sweetness. Great beer.
dreadnord (1009) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick and black with a thick tan head. Nose is big vanilla, big whiskey, wood, coconut, chocolate, maple. Amazing complexity! The taste is high sweet and no bitter. Dessert. The body is heavy, texture is like chocolate cream and finish is long.
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adamjackson (1317) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a fairly dark into the bottle. Not insanely dark and oily as youíd expect for a big stout. Nice 1 finger chocolate cover head that fades and leaves behind a bit of bubbles and some alcohol legs
S - Doing this side by side with regular kegs from 2011. Smells sweet like fresh melted chocolate with a tad hint of maple.. itís not a maple as I expected. Hint of Peet, walnuts and liquor but not boozey
T - Very smooth, not boozy, nice balance of roasted barley, coffee acidic and maple. but everything seems pretty muted..itís not fresh anymore so I guess thatís to be expected but really nice balance between every aspect. Cedar chips are present and some chestnut sweetness.
M - Heavy body, very light balanced carbonation, loving the maple syrup liqueur finish. very sweet but the remaining coffee balances it out
O - Yeah, this was very special to have, certainly a lot of the big flavors I expected are way faded but itís a nice treat and very delicious.
AirForceHops (1922) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Another great bottle share on a warm Sunday afternoon. Thanks Adam! Nose is a maple sugar, bacon and light malty wood type notes. Small brown head retains for the entire glass. Bourbon in the flavor not very apparent after it has been sitting this amount of time. caramel, light bitter coffee, light traces of maple syrup. The flavors are subtle and complex.Every time I take a sip I get different flavor combinations. Secondary notes of vanilla, oak and sweet molasses. For me itís sweet but would never call it cloying. This is a wonderful stout and I would say if you have it and havenít had it, drink it. Iím real sure itís at peak flavor or starting to fall off slowly. This is great and shouldnít be held any longer. Cheers and bottoms up!
swoopjones (4326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. black pour, medium to fuller body. big notes of wood, licorice, bourbon. Packs a punch. lots of complexity. anise/licorice stands out more than maple. Very impressive
Jesterdeal (1100) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by an unnamed source. Aroma is coffee, roast wood and licorice. Pours black with a creamy head. Taste is sweet with caramel, then roast coffee and anis. Slight wet cardboard so I think this bad boy is starting to spoil. Finishes with a nice roast coffee. CBS on a bad day is still great.