troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured blacker than black with a thin brown head. Aroma of good bourbon, caramel and smoke. Full strong flavour, vanilla, malt chocolate, bourbon and smoke. Lasting malt and chocolate finish. This one is strong, sip it and enjoy i.
PMgep (226) - Lund, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A color black as the night, and a thick, brown head. A thick aroma of coffee, burnt sugar and chocolate. The taste is sweet, with rasins, coffee, chokolate and bourbon.
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
tons of bourbon and chocolate triple bock like flavours ... pours with a full port with a touch of foam .. amazing sweet jealous aromas ... taste is just amazing, like a everyday sam adams triple bock... wow, what a brew!! i would go on but i have more left in the glass to drink right away.. untouchable..
absolutely a new favourite beer with me, i did lose a bottle in transit though!!
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours charcoal black with a 1 finger beer bottle brown head that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is beyond huge, oak, bourbon, burnt sugar, vanilla, dark chocolate over coconut, theres more but suffice it so say that there is enough complexity there to keep you busy sniffing for a while. Flavor is just as huge, and better than the aroma. Chocolate, coconut, espresso, vanilla, a little oak, char, tons of caramel and toffee, pralines. Finish is really clean for such a big, sweet beer. There are no offputting lingering weird notes that you find in alot of big beers. Chocolate, bitter and floral hops, rye bread, and bourbon comes in pretty suddenly at the end. A great beer for this cold winter night. Come to think of it the best beer Ihave had in a long time.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2010 Thanks to Gillard for the share. I mourned this one when I was done. Cola brown with bourbon, alcohol, coconut, maple, depth, and wood. Flavor is same with sugar and molasses, too. Perfect yellow lacing, and amazing flavor depth. Lots of secrets to share. Astounding stout.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a deep dark brown with a small brown head with nice lacing. Aroma is incredible combinatio of rich dark malts, caramel, oak, and bourbon, which you can seemingly can smell from miles away. Flavor is equally impressive, caramel malts,vanilla, a little bit of dark fruit, smoke all with a hint of bourbon. but the bourbon is not overpowering though, just complimentary. Full mouthfeel that leads to a nice warming finish. A top notch beer
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
abreviated review since the site is so messed up and I can barely post anything 12oz bottle provided by Chrissy and big thanks for that because this beer is amazing Tons of smoke and chocolate in the taste with a hit of bourbon at the end This beer is silky smooth in mouthfeel In fact in many ways I prefer this to Dark Lord this one definitely gets my highest praise
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, 10000 mile motor oil color, head is slight and tan, vinous, dried fruit nose, flavor of bourbon whiskey, intense, thick dark chocolate, white pepper, alcohol and sugar, finish is very even handed and makes this very hard to put down
joet (2501) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep black liquid opaque and low to medium effervescence the fruit comes through in the malt and bourbon clear vanilla alcohol apparent but not overwhelming in the aroma hops are present but subdued especially evident in the finish texture is slightly viscous and heavy
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is strong and malt dominated for sure, heavy smoky bourbon, sweet potatoe, molasses and minor alcoholÖ tickles the nostrils with every whiff. Very dark rust colored cream head on the pour that disappears, but a small, dime sized ring of foam remained from the carbonation rising in the center (pretty sweet), highly opaque though not as motor oil-like as others with a deep dark brown-black-burgundy color. Again, very strong flavor, not overly thick (for the style), not perfectly smooth either, and there is a long lingering tingle on the tongue and palate; bourbon is a pretty major player here in the flavor, backed up by a rich mocha, subtle vanilla, tart cherry pie filling, and minor whisky alcohol. This was a big beer with big expectations and for the most part it did not let me down.