DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks to Ohio Dad for this one. OD hooked me up with a lot of great beer. This one was ebony with little head. The aroma was dark patent malty, with tons of chocoff, and a big oaky bourbon and molasses smell. The palate was a tad less dense than the Founderís Breakfast stout, and the flavor was a tad less intense. Having said that, the oaky bourbon was immense, and a real treat. This one went great with a CAO maduro cigar, and it would be well received, Iím certain, by spirits fans. Another marvelous offering from Founders, the brewery that God brews for.
sloth (2341) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin brown head with a fair retention. Lacing is surprisingly sticky, lasting and attractive. A pitch black colored brew. Nose is big roast, coffee, cocoa and lovingly chocolatey with the bourbon buried in the back. Body is med/full with a coating mouthfeel, silky. Tons of roast, coffee and chocolate playing off the bourbon flavors. The whisky is brash but does,nt seem out of place here. Roast is big and tasty with some black malt notes as well. Finish is dry, chocolatey and roasty, whisky of course. Alot of Stout here! Props to CMUBEERMAN for the bottle!
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Since I love beer, bourbon, and coffee I couldnít wait to try this one. Pours a dark brown (close to black) with a small fizzy light brown head that dimishes slowly leaving good lacing. Malty aroma is roasted coffee and bourbon with hints of vanilla. The bourbon is more evident in the aroma! Flavor is all about the coffee with a light bitter bourbon finish. Easy drinking beer for sipping since the alcohol is well hiddenl. A good beer to splurge on since I paid $19.99/4-pack! This beer Rocks!
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours like motor oil. Deep, dark black/brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is nothing if not chocolate covered espresso beans. Period. The flavor is strong and just like the aroma suggests. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Nicely bitter like coffee with strong alcohol undertones. Great sweetness. Yum! Medium body with a creamy finish and a bitter ashy aftertaste. This really beats you over the head with one flavor (chocolate covered espresso beans) but it does it well.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Bottle courtesy of Silphium. This beer has it all- huge chocolate, smoke, coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, coconut, and toffee flavors. Wow, this is a great beer. Possibly the best stout Iíve ever had. A different taste in every drink.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, heavy, coffee- and bourbon-filled aroma. Very meaty. Great full-bodied flavor too. Nearly no head at all. Slightly astringent in the finish and highly oily. Obviously agened in bourbon barrels, but the bourbon flavor is not over-powering.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry, shared with DuctTape on his birthday. Black body with a very big chocolate coloured head. Chocolatey chalky cocoa aroma with roasty notes of coffee. Very bitter roasty coffee flavour, bourbon is not overly present. Medium bodied palate. Decent but doesnít knock my socks off. Thanks Harry!
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of MrFacto
Coffee dominates the aroma with a hint of wood and bourbon. Dark brown to black with a thin mocha head that dimishes slowly. Fore is heavy on the coffee and also includes chocolate, bitterness via roasted/burnt malts some mild vanilla notes and light bourbon notes in the finish. The coffee/roasted element is by far dominate and the bourbon is just an accent. Well balanced in my opinion.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured opaque black with a small brown head. Big coffee aroma with a fair amount of ash. Linght bourbon behind it. Nice not overpowering. Bourbon started the flavor but not too much. Plenty of coffee in the flavor. Medium bodied.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is black and mildly still (meaning the small khaki head was slow to form)...smell is toasty and smokey with cocoa, vanilla, yeast, coffee...taste is roasty and sweet with chocolate, some vanilla, oak, some strong alcohol flavor with bourbon untertones...finish is a bit too much though, strong oak chewiness...good stuff...as it warms, the bourbon becomes very apparent...very very apparent.