bartzluke (213) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz pour from room-temperature bottle into Spiegelau stout glass. Inky black and totally opaque. Moderate pour produced a fluffy brown one-finger head that faded at a moderate taste and left considerable lacing. Very full bodied and creamy. Nose is sweet. Caramel and chocolate, malt and bourbon. Taste has many layers. Starts out with a chocolate sweetness, then some coffee bitterness, a bit of maltiness, and finally a whisky/bourbon kick on the end, just short of burning. It sits on the tongue for a while, in a very pleasant way. On the whole, the alcohol is vet well hidden. Amazing beer. I can’t wait to drink more.
Steverus0 (222) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured obsidian in an IPA glass with thin, dense head that persists.
Aroma thickly vanilla bean and strong coffee, with roasted caramels and abundant chocolate.
Light body and plenty of flavor surprise, starting with chocolate malts and migrating into rich bourbon. This is more than a bourbon flavored stout, it's more or less halfway between a bourbon and a stout.
Lingers with both alcohol burn and vanilla, which is a pleasant way to go.
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kevinator (1242) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Phenomenal. Aromas and flavors of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt and, of course, bourbon. The last becomes more pronounced as it warms. Soft and dark with a tan head and soft, creamy and viscous.
Zakoon (189) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours pitch black with a thick tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice root, wood, marzipan, alcohol and some vanilla. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, thick and oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is coffee, earthiness and slightly bitter.
skmikeg (1216) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with excellent lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, bourbon, dark coco, vanilla, molasses, woody notes, coffee, and licorice. Taste is bourbon, coffee, dark and milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, burnt wood, butterscotch, anise, licorice, dark fruits, caramel, and just a little booze in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy, oily mouthfeel and a semi bitter, warming, slightly hot,.long finish. Overall, a amazing, world class stout that hides its high abv very well and has some amazing bourbon, coffee, and, and vanilla notes.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow great beer. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor starts with coffee but moves to chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon.
tjweiher (2) - - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pours jet black with dark thick head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of coffee with hints of sweet chocolate and alcohol. Coffee forward flavor with some bitterness followed by slight bourbon notes and alcohol. More coffee forward thanI expected but overall a very solid beer.
Beachmaster (213) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours black, with a small tan head that rapidly fades. Nose is coffee and dark roast malt. Taste is dark roast malt, espresso coffee, and bourbon on the finish. Very, very good. One of the best American beers I have had. Outstanding.
SlackerMads (2014) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2015 release. Pours thick black with a medium sized creamy light brown head. Earthy coffee, chocolate and light bourbon in the nose. Smells great. Flavour has lots of bourbon; vanilla, coconut and white chocolate, cocoa, oak, warming alcohol, salty liquorice, rum soaked raisins. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, heavy sweet with balanced bitterness. Long finish with lingering bourbon. Good stuff, but also punchy, would like to try an older edition to see if it settles down.
esp0r (2302) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle enjoyed at Cafe Sara
Pours dark, black in glass with a big brown head. Smell of dark dark malts, roast coffee, vanilla cocoa and hints of oak. Heavy heavy sweet, dark malts, chocolate, vanilla, a touch of bourbon and oak. Moderate bitter finish, coffee tail. A bit too sweet for my taste. The flavors are good balanced off.