PartyFowle (707) - - MAY 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Six-month-old bottle. Pours nearly flat, inky and black. Aroma is beautiful: rich, oily coffee beans; dark chocolate; vanilla; toasted coconut; a little caramel and butterscotch. Coffee in the flavor is slightly more bitter and biting. Dark chocolate blends into mocha goodness before a solid background of dark cherries, sweet and tart. Mild, prickly carbonation; a touch of fizz; nowhere near as much alcohol burn as there should be. Delightful.
Zakoon (317) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, 2013 bottle thanks to Jdizzle1. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice root, wood, some earthiness, vanilla, leather and roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, slightly bitter. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is a little boozy but this is very good.
gunnar (6717) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at "Exploding bottle tasting" at Petros place Chania. Pours very dark ruby with no head at all. Aroma of fresh grinded coffee, tar, leather and red ripe fruits in the back. Taste is distinct coffee, some toffee and vanilla, lingering sweet ,dark coffee, vey good coffee stout.
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle poured into a teku with opaque black center and coffee brown rims.
The nose is pronounced and intense yet approachable and inviting. Aromas of fresh coffee and cream, obvious hints of vanilla, bourbon, and smoke. Heavy notes of milk chocolate with slight hints of cocoa shavings.
A lot of the same flavors on the palate. Intensity is slightly less. Definitely a lot of bourbon-like heat from the alcohol giving it another dimension on the palate. Flavors are intense but have a great longevity on the finish. Only wish I had more.
Mears (53) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Perfection in a glass. I like it even more than the standard stout. Glad the Blackhawks sold it at the the united center.
CpyNPrnT (518) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of bourbon, strong coffee, taste is dark roast coffee, lots of chocolate, vanilla, moderate alcohol, very smooth-taste at DLD 2015.
lawman834 (257) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Entering from my scorecard after having sampled at the Big Texas Craft Brew Fest.
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am shocked that this is 13%. even if you don’t like coffee give this a try. It is really smooth
ElManana (1225) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 9050 tasting, thanks for bringing! Smells like lots of coffee with smoke,chocolate, some vanilla. The sweetness is not overpowering like it is with the regular one, instead it complements well with the coffee and slight smoke that this one has. Very nice. 2014 edition.
Mr_Abner (221) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2014 release). Pours a thick black with a scant beige head that rings the glass. Smells just like the regular BCBS: chocolate, oak, bourbon, roasted malts, slight alcohol. No significant coffee aroma, but it comes across in the taste. Big chocolate flavor, coffee, oak, roasted malts. Lightly bitter and astringent finish.