Nephilium (1366) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma of bourbon with a hint of coffee and chocolate lying underneath. This pours a motor oil black, with just a lonely ring of tan foam hanging around the edge of the glass. Wow... this has a wonderful creamy, thick, full mouthfeel. Can pick up the bourbon flavors, as well as the oak and vanilla, and a touch of coffee. This is a very mellow and drinkable beer.
kryon (1406) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark dark with low latte brown head
Aromas very fine tuned of milk chocolate, hints of bourbon, vanilla, hints of dades and figs, hints of hazelnuts.
Taste is not overly complex, it is just perfectly balanced. Chocolate, hints of coffee, hazelnuts, hints of bourbon and vanilla, hints of molasses, wee bit ash in the ending
Ktwse (2016) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, muscovado, hazel nuts. Taste is initial milk chocolate and vanilla sweet, then light bitterness, then a lingering coffee bitter finish. Incredibly balanced! Compared to Breakfast Stout, this is in a different league. Body is rich and creamy, soft carbonation.
ansalon (1430) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan Stockholm Sweden. Pours black with a medium frothy tan head. Swirling it around leaves some nice lacings on the inside of the glass, yet it’s not all that thick. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, coffee, molasses, honey and vanilla.Taste is chocolate, bourbon, coffee ,molasses vanilla, roasted malts and vanilla. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation.
My experience with bourbon barrel-aged stouts so far has been a massive up-in-your-face nose and taste with several of them bludgeoning your senses. Mind you, in a good way. This is insidious creeping its way in and insanely well balanced. Fantastic stuff and worth they hype!
neuromatt (1159) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to the base. Pours black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge bourbon notes, along with molasses, vanilla, cocoa and oak. The flavour is moderately sweet with vanilla, bourbon and molasses, along with oak, toffee and a hint of cocoa. The finish is long with bourbon and vanilla, along with molasses. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, wow, an amazing bourbon-barrel aged brew with elegant bourbon notes. Wow, awesome. 2014-09-28
darb85 (62) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was disappointed with it for 2014. Seems to be a theme from what I’ve heard. Look forward to next year for maybe a better showing. On tap at founders launch
HellesBunny666 (191) - Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super interesting aromas of chocolate covered cherries, cocoa, vanilla, sweetness, chocolate dessert. Very smooth. Vanilla, almond, honey, subtle coffee, chocolate, cherries flavors.
gschrade (730) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a tan head. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, booze. I didn't like this, to much coffee flavor (I don't like coffee). I would not drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beersiveknown (3020) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at icbcf14
Full bodied, slick, warming, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, well integrated whiskey, understandably high rated but a bit OTT for me. A small measure is plenty
Pyrmir (3369) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml bottle, thanks Staffan47! Black with mocca colored head. Aroma with lots of bourbon, alcohol, dark chocolate, light coffee and roasted notes. Taste is medium bodied, lots of bourbon, dark chocolate and sweet roasted notes. Really nice stout
PotjeBier (1698) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared @ Beer Temple (small sample), thanks Chris Knight. Black color. Beige head with little lacing. Aroma’s of ground coffee, roasted malts, light fruit. Additionally some caramel retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter, roasted, with a light sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with heavy roast, coffee, moderate to full bitter. Nice!