EricUhle (3) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2015 KBS bottle to snifter. Appearance: black pour, thin fluffy brown head that faded fast. Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, booze. Taste: Bourbon flavour dominated & vanilla aroma comes out after letting the beer breath. Overall: Flavourful boozy must try from Founders. Let it warm up slightly before serving.
Cjmccahill (25) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle to snifter. Jet black pour, thin fluffy, brown head, fades fast. Nose was all booze. The bourbon flavor dominated. Picked up some strong vanilla after sitting. Decent sipping, but had higher hopes.
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BadAprilia1000 (329) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 2/12/15, Refrigerated 5 hours, poured, rated aroma and taste, then let it sit for about 20 minutes to move towards room temp and open up a bit per the brewer’s instructions. Pours an oily black letting no light through with a good dark chocolate milk brown colored head. Aroma is huge oak, smoke, and vanilla, turning to chocolate and roasted coffee, oatmeal, and a slight boozy burn at the end. First taste straight from fridge is chocolate, smoke, coffee, oatmeal, tons of sweet vanilla, creamy, oatmeal, some dark fruit that are more bitter leading to a bitter finish and just a hint of booze burning for it being 11.2%, very good. After sitting for a while it warms into different notes, much stronger vanilla, a bourbon sweetness now has become very noticable, the chocolate sweetness to chocolate milk at oats are the grain of all that I pick out. The dark fruits disappear and are replaced by dark bitter chocolate, smooths out greatly and the booze/bourbon become more apparent. Awesome beer, definitely worth putting the effort forth to grab as many as allowed when it is released.
elbernays (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep black with tan head. Aroma is mellow bourbon, oak, chocolate, vanilla hints. Flavour is creamy bourbon, more vanilla, milky chocolate. The mouthfeel is so smooth and luscious. Bourbon sting on the finish. Dry earthy cream on the finish. Lives up to the hype. Fantastic.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (36) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black as night slight ring of bubbles along the edge and no lacing to speak of. Smells of booze, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and more booze. Taste is sweet bourbon, chocolate notes, oak barrel and slight vanilla. Thick, creamy, coating on the palate with burn on the finish. One amazing stout indeed!
PhatB420 (700) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz into a tall flute. Pours a thick black sharpie midnight can’t see anything but black, black. Nice shaded brown head, soft texture, seldom lacing, mellow and relaxed appearance. Aroma of a smoky backwoods of booze, coffee, rum, chocolate, more booze, bourbon, malty ambivalence. Taste of the same, all packaged and slapped in your face from a farmyard in Michigan. This packs a phat abv punch, prevalent throughout. A bit acidic and harsh after taste leaves me unsteady about the true glory of this, but its certainly not bad. Bottle from Mr. Dean. No born on date. A thick and gracious imp stout at a dire beginning of spring is certainly welcome.
MrOrla (165) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ay home. Pours black with a medium brown head. Aroma is oak, coffee, chocolate, oatmeal. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and oak. its tastes like an oatmeal stout. Very good!
Cool_Bond (1801) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2011. Lovely aromas of raisins, oak and some sweetness. The taste is really a mix between coffee, chocolate, oak, raisins and soy. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Jeez what taste sensation. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, thanks Clownoisseur! 2015 vintage (bottled only a little over a month ago). Aroma is chocolate milk, wood, bourbon, coconut, coffee, vanilla, dried dark fruit. Pours opaque black with a medium dark tan head that falls fairly quick into a ring of big-bubbly foam. Taste is sweet and fairly boozy--bourbon is pretty strong--finishing with above average bitterness for style; also some licorice/cough drop. Velvety and maybe a little watery mouthfeel. Medium to full body. Really good, but I was hoping for a little more from this considering its reputation.
markducommun (284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep opaque black brown, light tan head. Molasses, vanilla, roasted grains. Earthiness. Lighter bitterness, very sweet. Long finish, heavy body. Long finish. Excellent.