DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely worth the attention it gets. Comparing this brew to others of the style/hype/etc, I rate this one pretty high because it is quite balanced, not overly hot, and the bourbon/oak component is far more subtle than in others. It feels like an 11 or 12% brew, not something in the 15 and up range. Damned good stuff, sir.
PriorL (260) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: completely black beer, small beige head.
Nose: some wood, alcohol very noticeable, fruity though.
Taste: wood, alcohol, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, some tannines.
Hoppypocket (110) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 12íí. Pours a pitch black with small brown head and no lacing. Aoma of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, roasted malts, big bourbon notes. Taste is about the same as aroma but with very very little oak tannins, some booze but its definitely part of the experience. A thick, full bodied stout with low carbonation. A real sipper but at the same time i had no problem finishing my bottle alone. Definitely one of my favorite stouts out there. This vintage doesnít need any age IMO. Will have again for sure!
GIJOE (128) - Monterey, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Cannery Row Brewing Company in Monterey, CA.
Pours jet black with almost no head.
Aroma is a face full of bourbon with dark malts, anise, molasses, and toffee.
Flavor is boozy, sweet malt up front with a moderately hoppy, spicy trail-off.
Hints of pepper and cinnamon.
Thick, creamy mouth feel with moderate carbonation.
This is a huge beer! Impressive.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerbaaron (379) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black. Quickly disappearing dark brown head with lasting ring and some swirls. Powerful aroma; balanced and complex; smoke, wood, chocolate, roasty. caramel, dark fruit. Flavor has the same qualities. Full body, viscous, lights up the palate, my whole mouth. All sorts of flavors. Lasting finish. Wow. Lives up to the reputation; even better than I expected. Best beer Ive had to date.
MarinEvelyn (132) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma is full of bourbon and malts. chocolate, roasty.
Taste starts off a little heavy, but just for a second. Lightens up...into silk in your mouth. Very smooth. A slight bourbon/bitter aftertaste.
papercartel (12) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice aroma, heavy bourbon. Strong pleasant taste of whiskey/bourbon. Very thick consistency. Very chewy. Would pay pretty much any price for a constant supply. Unique.
jbruner (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle thanks to joromiller trade! Pours an opaque black with no real head or lacing, but a nice dark brown film on the glass. Aroma of heavy bourbon, vanilla and chocolate notes, a slight hint of roasted malts. Taste follows, big and thick with a boozy burn on the way down. Wow, intense but really good.
Idiosynkrasie (1839) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle [2009 vintage, 13.0% abv]. Pitch black colour with small, reawakening, frothy, dark brown head. Intense dark malty aroma has notes of chocolate, treacle, molasses, vanilla, oak, leather. Taste is moderately sweet, delivering the same flavours; sirupy palate, lasting finish with some warming alcohol.
AshtonMcCobb (1452) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a nice crema. The nose has intense chocolate and nuts. The taste has deep chocolate and toffee flaours and the same same on the taste. Also, coconut flavours from the Bourbon barrel. The palate is rich and textured all the way through. Great beer.