decaturstevo (5489) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of chocolate and light coffee bourbon and abv. Dark black pour with thick brown head and lace. Huge chocoffee flavor with bourbon tones. Semi sweet malt flavor witha very good bitter finish. Very good abv warmth as well. Rich full bodied palate with excellent carbonation. An excellent beer all round.
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 1 July 2008) Black colour with brief, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with vanilla, oak, ashes, liquorice and strong espresso. Malty, roasted taste with notes of liquorice, vanilla, bourbon, espresso, chocolate pudding, cocoa powder and distinct flavours of charred oak wood. Fairly sweet, full body. Very powerfull with fiery alcohol notes coming through. Not really balanced but very tasty. Lovely sipping beer with lots of character.
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 12 oz bottle from 2007. Looks like syrup and smells like watered-down bourbon and chocolate with hints of oak. Has a delicious malty, mouthfeel. It finishes with a delicious mix of bourbon and malts.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2007 12 oz bottle pours almost black and vey syrupy with a small caramel colored head. Sweet aromas of roasted malts, caramel, and whiskey/bourbon. Tastes of sweet malts, bitter chocolate, hints of toffee. Big thick stout with flavors to match. A perfect example of an imperial stout.
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
halleluhiah this baby is boooozey! super dense and heavy. probably would have rated higher if the bourbon character weren’t so overwhelming.
samistake2ice (35) - , Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 101207. Very thick opaque body, small light brown head. Strong bourbon with chocolate and coffee. Brother hated it so it must be good! Almost like syrup, definately worth it. had to be exactly what they were going for, hit the nail on the head!
Headbanger (3544) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle(’07 bottle)-Pours a dark motor oil with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and slight chocolate. Taste of this full bodied brew is of chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, coffee, and vanilla. This brew is very well balanced and the bourbon and alcohol mix very well together. Awesome beer.
hotstuff (4413) - Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle and bottled on this date - 101207 and thanks to bdigi66 for giving me this bottle. Poured thick and syrupy and a very, very small light brown head that fully lasted, virtually no lacing, opaque, no signs of carbonation, and a black as oil hue. The aroma was vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, wood, oak, roasty, caramel and smoke notes. Nice!! The flavor wood, acidic, licorice, roasty, vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, thick, and a long finish. The mouthfeel was thick, syrupy and an alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Full bodied. Wow what a brew! Delicious, nicely done, nice balance, definitely worthy of a try! Thanks again, bdigi66!!
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottle thanks to Douglas88! Thanks alot for this awesome beer. I’ve been looking for this one for awhile and it wasn’t disappointing. I definitely wasn’t prepared for the intense aroma, really blew me away... dominated by bourbon. The taste wasn’t as overpowering, mostly caramel and sweet roasted malts. Extremely full bodied and smooth. A wonderful experience.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to bigmmartin. Black pour with a tiny brown head. Strong aroma of smokey malt and alcohol. Surprisingly smooth smoke/coffee with a good bittersweet balance. Slick syrupy and lasting bitter finish. Wonderful.