rogee64 (21) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 2011 750ml bottle served into a tulip glass. Aroma of fresh pancakes, alcohol well hidden. Nice lacing with a think head. Awesome spin on a great base beer
starcross (71) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had at KBS release and again at DLD 2015 on guest taps. Pitch black with a thick, fluffy, tan head. Beautiful taste and palate. It’s light as air, which is amazing for a stout. Pour me more!
BiiruBierBeer (468) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is chocolate malt, booze, and bourbon. Taste is pretty much the same with some coffee/dark chocolate bitterness and some maple sweetness. Too boozy while cold, but warm, the other flavors really shine. Thick, full body with some slight foam.
queenholly (3092) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Dash-In. Boozy oaky bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruit aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Big rich dark chocolate, oaky bourbon, dark roasty malt, vanilla, and dark fruit flavor. Full creamy body, moderate carbonation. I’ve been trying to get a taste of this one for almost 6 years, and it was a bit of a let down. It was very good, but definitely did not live up to all of the hype for me.
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler at home with my wife, courtesy of PhillyCraft. Huge thanks man! Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan-colored head and good lacing. Deep roasted coffee beans, cocoa nibs, ripe earthiness, sweet maple syrup, light alcohol, woody notes, shaved coconut, and caramel in the aroma. Awesome! Taste is earthy coffee, toasted malt, big coconut, maple syrup, light toffee, caramel, chocolate, light lacto, and wood with a semi-bitter finish. Not a thin mouthfeel, but thinner than I would have imagined - soft carbonation. Pretty delicious stuff, but I can’t quite taste the rareness.
olr1984 (1232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at dash in. Pours a dark oily black with a thin khaki head. Big bourbon chocolate vanilla and caramel. Great stout.
czar (5223) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample @ EBF 2015. unclear very dark brown with a frothy and creamy beige head, good retention and strong lacing. smoky roastiness, burnt malts - toffee, coffee and cream - double double as in overdonely cloying, chocolate-covered shiitakes, some resin and minerals. light carboantion, full body - syrupy and smooth; warming, sticky, cloying and smoky-woody-resinous finish. complex for sure, but hard to drink.
Couch0508 (47) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy crap is this smooth. It will sneak up on you for sure. Kbs is complete garbage compared to this.
Tonkun (978) - New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the owl farm. Pitch black pour. Chocolate, coffee, mint, maple syrup, vanilla. Smooth and complex. Acidity, sweetness, oak, sourness, alcohol all blended well. Full body. So smooth and big vanilla finish. Awesome
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black body with a short brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Hint of oak and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Full body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Super maple-sugary sweet with a hot alcohol finish. But nice tastes of chocolate and bourbon with coffee in the background. The super sweetness muddles the complexity of the flavors on the tongue. Still, a nice sipper. Thanks wnoble.
strongpieman (1574) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lucky to be in GR when Founders was serving draft. Enjoyed more than one and is as good as the reviews and ratings show. The syrup is not overdone which is a perfect finish to this stout.