Leixlip (15) - IRELAND - MAY 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle from 2014 poured into wide snifter glass. Smell of bourbon .. Dark chocolate on the nose ..very dark with light creamy tan head...taste of bourbon ..bourbon and bourbon...alcohol is definitely there at 11.2 abv but not overwhelming ...mouthfeel is bang on perfect.
This one is something different .. This is a real winter warmer ..you can tell this was aged as the oak cask really cones through the taste. I can I age sipping this in the cold midwest winter on a lake.
Fantastic beer, but didn’t quite live up to the hype for me. The taste fell a little short of what I expected from this beer but very happy I finally got to try it.
davidhc9 (1) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
color black-dark brown. Strong stout but super silky ad smooth. toasty, toffy, toasty, roasty, ... everything that you can describe, but very smooth to go down. excellent work.
LorenSommelier (18) - Oaxaca, MEXICO - MAY 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Color café oscuro, se ve espesa y turbia. Aroma súper complejo, café expresso, vainilla, caramelo, fruta compotada. Cuerpo completo, espesa y redonda en boca, retrogusto a bourbon. Muy buena.
solidfunk (3660) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 2013 bottle that I first had pours black with great head and lacing. Lots of coffee and a very well integrated bourbon. Creamy thick texture with a touch of oil. Dark chocolate. Finishes very bitter with a tiny bite of vanilla. Awesome. The 2012 bottle I had tastes just a little more subdued on the coffee side. Both bottles at Founders Churchkey event.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - rich espresso, alcohol, vanilla bean, and some caramelized sugar
Appearance - black body; opaque; head was about 1/6" and tan
Taste - rich in caramelized sugar, espresso, and vanilla bean, there is also a bounty of booze
Palate - body is full; texture velvety slick and thick; the carbonation is average; the finish long and strong with booze and espresso.
scottw86 (1090) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at Savor in DC. Great beer. Poured black with a small head. Aroma has lots of coffee and bourbon. Nice gritty chocolatey notes as well. Taste is a good blend of chocolate malts and whiskey flavors. Very good texture and full flavor. Even better than the regular breakfast stout. Nice!
RussianDragon (327) - - MAY 11, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle is 2007 vintage. Thanks Huhzubendah! Pours a pitch black with a foam head and lacing. Aroma is devastating - coffee, bourbon and chocolate. Flavor is overwhelming - intense and sublime coffee and bourbon co-mingled. Strong carbonation - alcohol is well-hidden. From notes 2/15/10.
jjgmd (1367) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The moment, the beer, 12:38 AM May 11, pours a thick dark heavy black pour with no appreciable head. Nose is sweet deep chocolate, espresso and whiskey. Taste is whiskey, deep malt, rich chocolate and vanilla espresso. Very smooth and velvety. Finishes is sweet with the same tasting notes with a rather long finish. Does it live up to the hype.....well find a bottle and find out. Quaff Score 9 / 10
revolution2718 (209) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, no head. Nose is a bit nutty, oak barrel, touch of bourbon, coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is roasty, almost milky while not being too sweet, a bit of coffee, some bourbon, chocolatey, a good amount of barrel, a little bitter and a touch dry on the finish. Extremely balanced and drinkable, hides the 11% very well. Very creamy mouthfeel.
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wisdomsolo (398) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really good. Bit of a thinner mouth feel than I was anticipating. Also has some heat to it. Nicely done but I think BCBS is still pretty far ahead of this one.