radio_nowhere (802) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got a bomber of this and can’t wait to try. Poured into snifter glass rich dark black with very thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon alcohol, rich roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit and the slightest bit of coffee. Taste is where the coffee comes out, also vanilla and rich malt sweetness. Creamy and thick, alcohol really hits the nose. Lingering alcohol warming and a little coffee aftertaste. Great stuff.
biggsbowler (269) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours a very dark brown/black w/ tan head. Lots of coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and oak in the nose. The taste is rich, deep chocolate with coffee, bourbon, and vanilla. Very boozy but still drinkable.
Luk_ (116) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2013 vintage. Brown-black pour with a mocha ring of foam. Intense fresh and "green" coffee aroma upfront, some dark chocolate and light bourbon notes. Taste is rich mollasses, coffee, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth and round. I’m not a fan of "green" coffee but it didn’t bother me in this one. Delicious sipper but not the most complex.
pdx77 (1346) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at ABV Public House. Deep amber brown color with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate covered espresso beans, latte, cherry, and a hint of smoke. Taste is strong cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, dark cherry, and roasted malt. An incredible stout with a wonderful addition of the coffee.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent! A nice smooth coffee stout with a slight bourbon finish! Amazing how tasty with such a high ABV.
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alobar (2768) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capone’s. Pours black with a tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate. One of the best I’ve had in a long time!
77ships (3737) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson! Pours black with an instantly gone small tanned head. Nose is very thick molasses, syrup, bourbon, creamy dark chocolate, typical BCBS goo smell, with lots of roasted coffee, way more than expected here on my behalf. Tastes of very thick molasses, bourbon, caramel, chocolate, very thick syrupy, that BCBS syrup adorable taste is clearly here, mocha ice cream, vanilla, lots more coffee than expected, lots of real coffee bean, chocolate syrup, warming but booze is way less than what I am used with BCBS maybe the coffee covers it, the lesser presence of alcohol makes this my favourite BCBS so far because the unbalanced boozy character of this almost made them close to perfect but not cigar for me, fudge, brownie mix, thick chocolate syrup, vanilla,… Insanely thick & syrupy with lower carbonation, this is insane, I love the BCBS beers so much, this reminds me of the first time I tried a RIS, this is sure an experience.
Klimaet (135) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some dude gave me half a glass in the queue for Blåbær Lambic. Thanks dude... Whoever you are! Pours pitch black, slight edgy tanned head. Mocca hues. Aromas of strong bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, raisin, dried dark fruits. Taste is that Classic bourbon county with some more roastedness and dark coffee.
JefVerstraete (1285) - 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 (702) - 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 (173) - 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.