llcooldave (992) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black in the glass. Smoky bacon aroma. Smooth creamy chocolate flavor. Overall, very very nice! Thanks to BZK for his generosity!
mnemonic21 (20) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is stout heaven - strong dark chocolate, espresso, and bourbon on those nose. All three qualities come through in the mouthfeel and body, yet itís surprisingly thin, which is disappointing, especially for such a sought-after beer like this. Nevertheless, it finishes with a lot of heat and is bodacious.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
mocha beige head disappears fast with some lacing. coffee colour. aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, boozy, earthy. taste like aroma with a boozy finish. warm mouthfeel, quite dense body, rather soft carbonation. nice, lives up to its expectation. bottle 35.5 cl
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with Big Al (a several over the years). Pours a black with thin mocha head, no lace. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak. Medium to full body. Tons of coffee, light vanilla and bourbon, roasted malt flavors. Light carbonation.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[10/4/13] Bottle sample at a tasting at chrisoís place. Thanks jsquire! Black with a tiny bit of light shining through and a bit of light brown foam. Lovely aroma with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, some wood and bourbon. Sweet roasty flavor, bourbon, with dark chocolate, coffee and hazelnuts notes. Great full thick body, rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Oily black pour with a thin dark brown head. Aroma of faint bourbon, molasses, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel with a lasting warming alcohol finish.
bellco33 (46) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in tulip from Birch Hill Tavern: Pours black with a dark tan one-finger head. Aroma is roasted coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and dark malts. So much flavor in every tiny sip. The bourbon is really present in a fresh batch, as is the coffee. Coats the mouth with smooth, sticky perfection. All this said, I still prefer regular Breakfast Stout, but itís just preference. Bourbon barrel aged beers add a certain sweetness to a beer, and one of the characteristics of FBS that I love is the packed in flavor with very little sweetness. This is a world-class beer.
teorn88 (1655) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle, DSG and jsquire tasting at Chrisí. Many thanks jsquire! It pours a deep black color with a small brown head. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, bourbon notes of vanilla. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Some wood and vanilla notes but extremely well integrated and not overpowering as some other BA RISs. Viscous, full bodied. An outstanding beer for sure, especially for how it packs a loads of flavours without anyone being overwhelming. The closest one to Kaggen Iíve ever tried.
jeremugohio (82) - springboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy shit this is amazing. Aroma of coffee, toffee, bourbon, vanilla bean. Taste is just amazing. Great coffee flavor, hint of bourbon and smooth.
mR_fr0g (1391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dsg tasting at Chrisís. Aroma is treacle caramel light roast and higher alcohols. Thick viscous black small reluctant head. Flavour us sweet treacle vanilla coffee and warming. Tasty big sweet stout.