turtlesugar (5) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of too strong on the bourbon side. These seasonal blends are tough to do right, and they leaned a bit left with the liquor taste. Definitely meant to be sipped. Still tasty, but canít touch Backwoodís Bastard.
TH28 (148) - - DEC 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014. Appearance is jet black with no apparent head. Aroma is an intense bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, cherry, roasted malt, and molasses. Taste is amazingly complex. Starts with rich malt and dark fruit, giving way to layers of fruit, chocolate, molasses, toasted oak, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is a rich creamy viscosity, hint of alcohol warmth, with little carbonation. Finishes with a malty finish and lingering flavors of oak, vanilla, and chocolate
sheiner (4) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours thick black with a brown head. At first smell I almost could have been convinced I was about to enjoy a glass of bourbon! Also has subtle notes of chocolate that came to the forefront as my nose grew accustomed to the initial alcohol. The mouthfeel is as rich as I expected from the pour. Sweet chocolate and subtle fruit oils, and strong enough to make me reach for some crackers! Overall a fantastic, albeit heavy stout.
deepeary (169) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle produced in Sept 2014, 13.8% abv. Pours pitch black with thin tan head. Nose is heavy on the bourbon barrel sweetness. Thick mouthfeel. Lots of boubon on the taste, vanilla, warming booze, sweet dark fruit, a bit of lingering chocolate in there. Very sweet, but smooth and balanced. Long finish. Lives up to the hype.
itsamber (25) - - DEC 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Most recent 2014 november vintage although iíve had earlier versions. Extremely smoothe and drinkable for a stout. Aroma is heavily oaky, slight bourbon and vanilla, dried fruit/prune. Flavor is deep acidic dried prune and cherry, bourbon, slight vanilla. Very full, smoothe drinking and mouth feel with a velvety finish. Very satisfying stout.
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black color with small beige-brown head. Aroma is bourbon, wood, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, raisins and alcohol. Taste begins sweet, it becomes bitter and it is almost like the aroma with flavors of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Full body with creamy feel, soft carbonation and bitter alcoholic finish.
gkeh (243) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is pitch black with a tan head that dissipates very quickly. No lacing whatsoever. Aroma is bitter coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon soaked wood, raisin, plumb, sweet alcohol. Very inviting. Taste is mostly the same as the nose, not much coffee on the tongue, however. Thereís an almost overwhelming bourbon flavor though. For me, the bourbon is too strong. Velvety mouthfeel. Pretty good, but Iíd rather drink PLENTY of other stouts. Gonna let this sit a year or two.
derekbrown (105) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is phenomenal. Definitely one of my favorites. A friend graciously shared it with me and it was worth every sip. Tastes of dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. Luxurious mouthfeel, very thick on the palate. A very deep mahogany in color, minimal head.
Mears (20) - - DEC 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best beer ive ever had. Find it if you can. Only compliant could be it is too syrup tasting.
Daytonbeer (665) - Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with small tan head and no lacing. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, dark fruit, cherries, and some cider. Taste is the same with soy sauce, slight alcohol burn, with chocolate and bourbon that lingers. Wow this is good.