jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bold aroma coffee is subtle under big bourbon and roasty aromas... Pitch black smaller tan head... Big big flavor, roasty bourbon coffee flavor, massively full bodied... Lingers a bit sticky.... Awesome...
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown withbthin, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, raisins, and oak. Flavor is rich roast malts and coffee with good chocolate and dark fruit flavors and a hint of vanilla; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
pw313 (3) - Macomb, MI, - JAN 11, 2013 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
idk what to say.....this beer lives up to the hype. definitely drink at room temp to get the full complexity and taste of this beer.
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Ken! Pours coal black with a small reddish tan head. Aroma of roast, bourbon, dark fruits, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, roasted coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, and cream. Very, very smooth and creamy. Just plain delicious.
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black. Aroma is heavy on the oak barrels with coffee, vanilla, and dried fruit. Taste is heavy on the dried fruits with the sweetness showing through immediately, light on the coffee, and boozy as expected. Palate bomb from the high ABV which again isn’t a surprise. Great, complex beer.
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous coffee nose, lots of fresh roasted beans, nice bourbon notes, chocolate, toffee, sweetness, light dose of alcohol, rich and inviting. Pours jet black, light brown head lingers only briefly then dissipates completely. Flavor is dominated by rich chocolate and coffee - cake and cocoa, silky smooth coffee, toffee and molasses, well-integrated barrel character with bourbon and a very faint touch of oak coming through. The alcohol is very well hidden - just a touch of warming on the way down. There is some balancing bitterness, but overall the flavor profile skews towards the malts, coffee, and barrel. Sweetness is just right, chocolate cake-like, but not distracting. Full body, low-medium carbonation, silky and smooth. World-class brew, delicious!
weihenweizen (3030) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chilled brown bomber poured into a snifter at a JStax tasting. Pours black with no head. Very little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and strong coffee aroma. Taste is strong nice coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, and vanilla. Pretty good.
DirkSalmon (2) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just the aroma was enough to fall in love with this stout. It only got better from there. Pricy but worth every penny.
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy and spicy coffee with dark chocolate and roast malt, dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy and spicy coffee, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, alcohol warmth and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
crawej21 (7) - - JAN 5, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Wow! Smell and taste is incredible, coffee comes through nicely. The mouth feel of this beer is just incredible. Very smooth! Now I know what the hype is all about