Lukaduke (1066) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick silky black color with a half finger of mocha foam that rings out and sticks nicely. On the nose there is a big dose of spent coffee grounds, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and bourbon notes mixed with just a touch of earthy dark fruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with s slight touch of heat on the late palate. Smooth chocolate and sweet caramel notes mingle with dark coffee bitterness and rich bourbon and vanilla. The oak complements the flavors wonderfully and the balanced finish keeps flowing with lingering chocolate bourbon notes.... YUM.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2013 Bottle in a trade thanks to ohatdog1! Pours a thick black with tan ring of head that leaves great lacing that slips down the glass. Aroma of bba goodness, roasted malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste is coffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon; thick mouth, a bit boozy and bitter. Solid, but not sure if it is worth the hype.
NeoHippie2 (474) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Many thanks to shrubber85 for the trade! Pours a thick jet black with a small tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and roasted malts, with hints of oak. It tastes like a liquid bourbon ball, the chocolate and bourbon character really shine through. Long and rich finish, slightly warming from the abv. Absolutely amazing, I only wish this was more readily available, I would buy this all the time!
Hoppypocket (186) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black with little brown head and no lacing. Aroma of cold coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Taste has dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, light green peppers. Full body and low to medium carb. Very good!
Alphadelic (1637) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
So sweet and bourbony. Thick, puffy. A burn on the lungs. Coco-puffs, And heaps of vanilla. Wonderful
Skazoo (6) - - JUN 12, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bourbon aroma shines through, if you aren’t a bourbon fan this may be offsetting. Great beer overall.
deadCATAtlanta (30) - Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown. Chocolatey Boozey Goodness. So dope. Had it on Draught at Midway Pub in ATL.
BlowOffTube (85) - Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but not my favorite in this style. Pours almost black with a foamy beige head. Smell of chocolate and bourbon. Taste has a little bourbon, chocolate vanilla with a thick body with small amount of carbonation. Good but prefer other barrel aged stouts like plead the 5th.
pcstuck (27) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big black pour with a thick tan head. Caramel, malt and roast. Def get the coffee aroma here. Medium body, decent amount of carbonation. Slight bourbon and slight vanilla flavors present along with the caramel and coffee flavors. Dark chocolate flavors linger on your palate. Tasty beer
Lmndrsn (25) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Coffee punch to the face, in a good way. Sweet backbone shows itself throughout. Beautiful color, used motor oil. Fantastic.
Zer0 (81) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great smell, lots of chocolate, some alcohol and bourbon. Taste is bourbon, coffee, raisin, chocolate. Amazing beer.