Miksu (5033) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle (vintage 2007) at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. Pitch black with small head. Strong sweet and perfumed bourbon aroma with vanilla, salty licorice and dark chocolate. Rich sweet chocolate and bourbon flavor with vanilla, salty licorice and some grainy notes. Some coffee and charcoal towards finish. Very warming. Good strong bourbon character but not overpowering.
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2012 One of the darkest (in flavour), fatest and most generous beers I have tried so far. Hereís a extreme amount of flavour, lots of bourbon both on the nose and the palate alongside a big sweetness that is still balanced out by very non-noticable hops. Extremely tasty and stylish beer that, if something is a bit one-dimensional.
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz 2008 bottle pours, and feels like, warm motor oil. Bourbon dominates aroma and is strong in flavor. Body is viscous and carbonation is enough to balance. Besides bourbon, thereís barley malt syrup flavors with notes of vanilla bean extract, alcohol and oak. Finish runs overtime.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz 2008 bottle. Pours black with a thin mocha head that diminishes into a ring of foam. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, and of course chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Flavors are sweet malt, roasted malt, oak, chocolate, and a nice bourbon finish. Plate is thick, rich, and smooth. BCS Warms the soul!
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 Bottle. Pours deep black with a thin brown head. Looks great, pours mean and appealing. Smells of sweet burnt malts and chocolate. Taste is complex, robust. Subtle notes are picked up with each sip. A treat.
blipp (7606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2008. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Lots of bourbon sweetness in the aroma. Secondary notes of chocolate and roast. The flavor starts with a heavy hit of bourbon and vanilla sweetness, which yields to roasted malt, coffee, and burnt wood. Slightly over the top, but definitely something Iíd seek out again in the future.
Justinsvt (9) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2009 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A wonderful beer. Pours thick with little head. But the wonderful blend of chocolate, vanilla, and hint of bourbon make this tastiest stout I have ever tried.
MONZA (18) - Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG, I am in love. Poured from bottle into tulip glass. Little carbonation. Heavy oak and chocolate maltyness on the nose. Lots of oak, creamy, Bourbon/Vanilla, very nice chocolate finish. Hint of coffee. It is 13%, but isnt crazy íhotí like you would expect from such a high ABV. This is the best dang Stout I have ever had. Yes it is $5 for a 355ml bottle, and WELL worth the cost.
ucb2007 (1) - , California, USA - FEB 13, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing. Pours really thick. I thought I messed up the pour, since I didnít have a ton of head, but it sounds like it doesnít really have a lot. The taste was amazing. For some people, I could see the significant bourbon taste puttting some people off, esp. because of the alcohol floavor that comes along with a bourbon taste. But I love bourbon and beer with a significant bourbon essence. That caramel, vanilla, and woody flavor that comes from bourbon is ever-present with this beer. Itís amazing. Love it. Canít wait to buy more and just let it sit in my beer cooler for a few years.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can a beer really be worth this much money? Yeah. I think so. Very complex flavor - lots of caramel and oak and vanilla. For me, it rates a bit lower on the palate scale, because itís just downright thick. Iíve seen Penzoil pour thinner -- but donít let that scare you. Itís worth the taste. When the label says, "a cigar canít stand up to it" theyíre right. 12 oz. canít possibly hold all that flavor. Itís a good one to have your American pilsner fans try -- if youíre tired of them drinking all your beer.