SHANER4 (487) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured black with barely any head. Served at room temp in brandy snifter.
Aroma - bourbon, coffee and vanilla. the oak in the barrels is also very evident in smell.
Flavor - If you like bourbon you will love this beer. Tastes like bourbon and coffee mixed. It also had this smokey oak wood taste.
Palate - medium bodied with little carbonation. Finish is dry and aftertaste is boozey.
Overall - This beer is overhyped, bourbon taste overpowers everything else. Tyranena does better job balancing bourbon and coffee flavors. Price is nuts for this beer(5.99) for 12 oz. I actually prefer the original Breakfast Stout over this!!!
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - APR 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taste 4/9 bottle. Looks: Deep black with a thin tan top. Aroma: Oak/bourbon, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Taste: Very balanced and smooth. Goes great with bourbon and Irish whiskey. Flavor is even mix of aroma. Price is steep ($5.00 for 12 ounce) but the abv is high(taxes) and the brew is excellent. I wish this was available year round at this quality with a 4 for $16 price tag.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a brown head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, and coffee. Coffee flavor is dominant with hints of chocolate and bourbon. Finished with some vanilla. Smooth. $5 a bottle is pushing it.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 pours black with a brown head . bitter dark chocolate tasty. grainy mouthfeel. bourbon . smooth. coffee vanilla, alcohol. don’t serve cold. i do prefer goose island bourbon county stout, however.
TMUp82 (5) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a great beer...aroma was definitely hinting of the bourbon barrels but not too overpowering, delicious taste and the alcohol was disguised very well, could definitely taste the chocalate tones, and very smooth going down. 09 was the first year I’ve had and man I can’t wait to taste it again next year. DYNAMITE!!!
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
had this brew for the first time in ’09. drank very fresh and though its very thick and complex, and with high alcohol it still drank very well. aroma is tons of coffee and burbon. some smokey and sweet over tones as well as a lot of chocolate on the finish. mouth feel is almost like a shake. this beer has great presence and flavor. great brew.
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Groan. Another beer that could not possibly live up to the hype, and didn’t. I’ll put it right next to Sexual Chocolate on my shelf. When I tasted this I thought... tastes like a bourbon stout. That was it. My head didn’t explode.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Had an aged one that was dull and lifeless, but fresh its fantastic. Had a bit of a tongue depressor woodiness to it that took away from it, but other than that it was near flawless. Well hidden alcohol and insanely smooth. The bourbon is present but no nearly as overpowering as Bourbon County Stout.
Well worth the effort.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I dont honestly feel like discribing this beer. Its very hard to type since i have had a massive (not that massive actually) erection since i poured it! However i will say that If you still think that bud light is good... DO NOT DRINK THIS BEER! you will be wasting it on yourself. It is far far far too complex for you too understand that this is not just some awesome party time, keg stand beer to drink while you and your frat bros. gang bang the cheerleader with the lowest self esteem due too her lazy eye. This is a work of brewing perfection, hand crafted to give you a source of inspiration! So high five your buddy while your balls slap together and reach in the fridge for another ice cold bud light.... you can put this one off for a while!
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on tap at founders. This beer is definitely one of the best. Almost no head, dark as night. Strong yet subtle taste of coffee, bourbon and chocolate. I could drink this all day long if it wasn’t so expensive.