Tstamba (214) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating number 200. Shared with my future son in law Russell... Bottle to a snifter. Big complex nose full of bourbon, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. Fills the palate with waves of deliciousness, great balance hides the ABV well. One of the best Stouts anywhere. Meant to be savored slowly while thinking deep thoughts and solving all the problems of the world ... Or watching March madness... Go Bucks!!!
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow. I canít say enough good about this beer. Notes of chocolate and bourbon, a little alcohol, thick but silky texture, high ABV gives you a warming sensation after every sip. As good a beer as Iíve ever had.
Treesh (6) - - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours like molasses. Oak or cherry taste, like pouring dark chocolate into your mouth- could only have a few sips. Absolutely delicious, hard to find, so should only be used for drinking, but if I had a few bottles of it I would use it to make a beef bourginon or duck sauce.
monk191 (728) - California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great bourbon stout. Pours a deep black with little head. Smells like bourbon and cream. Very thick taste, lots and lots of bourbon, with a finish reminiscent of creme brûlée. Great stuff, but boozy. More balanced then many Bourbon beers. Had on tap at Olde Sonoma Public House.
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Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from north Carolina. pours thick and black. Smells thick and sweet of vanilla and raison. Tastes thick, sweet of raison, peat, and a little bourbon.
obguthr (3453) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft@ Roanoke VA Rare Beer Festival 2014: Walnut hazelnut, dark roasted malt aroma. Murky dark brown, thin beige head, legs. Chewy full body. Fudge, walnut, and bourbon flavors swirling together in equal proportions. AB owned or not, this is a fantastic beer. Delightful.
stoutnick (390) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some tan lacing. Smells of booze, then bourbon then some mild woody gear. Taste is booze, bourbon and vanilla. Not especially sweet like too many bourbon stouts, but there is a strong heat and alcohol bite. Gets better as it warms; far less astringent with booze and malt combo. Still way too much - apparently needs plenty of aging.
pcstuck (60) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Complete darkness with the smallest chocolate brown head. Big nose full of bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla. Canít remember another beer smelling this great. Taste follows. Great bourbon character that is silky smooth with dar chocolate, vanilla , malt and a subtle sweetness. Very balanced considering the abv. Great brew
SamP01 (515) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 2012 vintage. Pours a deep dark thick black brown with a small brown head. Aroma is a rich dark roasted chocolate malt, dark dried fruit of raisins plums, has strong sweet bourbon barrel alcohol essence with some wood barrel undertones. Taste is a sweet rich dark bourbon alcohol flavor with a bit woodsy notes, some chocolate and dark fruit raisin, plums, some vanilla notes, roasted malt and bitterness on the end. Palate is a full rich creamy viscous body, leaves a bit of an oily resin mouth feel, but smooth going down. Seems a bit heavy on the bourbon though, a bit overpowering on the alcohol. Leaves a long lingering flavorful sweet bourbon alcohol flavor and a bit of woodsy vanilla notes on the end. This is definitely one to sip and share on a cold winter eve.
krumbum (410) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick dark dark brown almost black. No affect from room light. Scents of dark chocolate vanilla and bourbon. Milk thick smooth creamy nutty taste then the bourbon kick comes in with force. Sweet but with a bourbon bite.