JefVerstraete (1525) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml from De Hopduvel, vintage 2013. Oily black colour, thin layer of brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts with sweet coffee (where is the roastiness of a black coffee?), vanilla, brown sugar and bourbon, a bit too much. This beer well balanced but it’s a bit too cloying sweet for me. Aftertaste of warming alcohol. I like more roastiness and ashes in stouts.
SpongeRuiner (769) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A big thanks to HisBoyElroy for the share on this want. A straight black pour with a really nice dark chocolate color head. Unfortunately the gorgeous head dissipates too quick. Very nice nose with a lot of vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. Extremely smooth stout. Very true coffee flavors. Definitely a dangerous drink. Very drinkable.
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
’14 on draft and ’12 from bottle pour at Heidelberg’s Migration Week tapping. Pours a dark brown with a thin head that disappears quickly. Aromas are very coffee forward with hints of chocolate and bourbon in the finish. Taste is bourbon and a whiff of chocolate followed by an intense hit of chocolate. The ’12 was obviously aged and more subdued, balanced and less bitter. Palate is very well balanced but coffee is the predominant flavor here. I prefer the ’12 as the coffee seems more settled and less overpowering. More likely to the aging though.
joshwoodward (567) - - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a glass at the Goose Island tasting at Heidelberg. So delicious, rich, coffee is big, creamy.
koleminer20 (684) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Heidelberg for a Goose Island migration week tap takeover. The pour is jet black with a thin dark khaki head and no lacing. This thing just falls to black liquid, which I love. The aroma is blasting with coffee. Incredible. The roasty malts pale in comparison, and the coffee is just beautiful. Not overly done, but nicely dominated. The flavor is just as great. It’s a little hot, but the coffee and the rye barrels keep it from being over bearing. The mouth feel is thick and viscousy, with minimal carbonation, and a lovely roasty, molasses-y flavor to go along with the incredible coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rood (32) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks berntholer, for sharing this one. If you would like to smell & taste coffee, earthiness, mokka ice, this is your beer. Great velvet mouthfeel. A good balance betweeen the bitterness of the coffee and the sweetness of the barrel. An excellent brew to me. Gets every sip better and better. Always interested for a trade on this one.
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours dark black. Smell is mostly bourbon, vanilla and a little bit of alcohol. No coffee detected. Taste is bourbon, vanilla and chocolatey with no coffee. Oily mouthfeel with slightly too little carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable but it’s not hot. Overly bourbony and sweet and exactly like bourbon county stout. No coffee whatsoever. Disappointing and one dimensional.
Jimsal27 (255) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is strong with coffee and bourbon. Taste is sweet malts with notes of coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and of course bourbon. Palate is creamy. Very good!
fiveacestx (611) - Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to snifter - Nice and dark with a thick mocha brown head. Roasted coffee aroma and flavor. Very rich mouthfeel. This shit is good!
fluffy (1747) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
honestly of the BCs ive had, this is the first to underwhelm. didnt really find it all that exciting.