Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent bourbon stout. My only complaint is that it is almost just a little too boozy. It very much is like drinking a glass of bourbon. Canít wait to try on a cold winterís night
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavy bourbon and vanilla smell. Taste is a very boozy stout with bourbon, vanilla, and light chocolate. Thick but too boozy for my tastes.
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle, one of four from a $20 4 pack, hope itís worth the hype and $$ price tag.
Black, with ruby edges, nice thick tan head that recedes like a nitro stout head.
Big boozy bourbon aroma hits you first, but as it settles down, you get molasses, vanilla, oak, liquorice. Flavor is equally complex. Smooth, sweet, chocolaty entry, leads to molasses, vanilla, oak, tobacco, liquorice, bourbon, caramel, smoke. High ABV is well hidden, but it starts to lean a little too much to the sweet side before the glass is finished. But yeah, Iíd buy it again. Note to Greg Hall.There are several cigars that would stand up to and pair well with this beer. If you are going with cigars legal in the U.S, Padron Anniversario, Rocky Patel, Alec Bradley Black Market, Montecristo White label, Camacho, Fuente Sungrown, Ashton VSG. As far as the not legal in the U.S for now Cuban cigars, try Partagas serie D no 3, Bolivar Royal Corona. anything Montecristo.
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite bourbon barrel aged beer. Found it it be to far tpped to the sweet side flavor wise. Palate was smooth and slightly oily. Medium full body. Aroma was dominated by sweet bourbon with some chocolate notes. expected morefrom this highly hyped beer. Prefer the coffee version by far.
Cosmo6644 (101) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and roasted malts, taste is amazing, huge bourbon, vanilla , oak and coffee, taste really hides the abv well! Not sure it gets much better
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jmanock (35) - - JUN 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As much as I hate to say it about hyped-up beers, this one really deserves the hype! Nose is wonderfully oaky, and richly malty without showing much roast or coffee. There is a cordial cherry in dark chocolate aroma that comes through strong in the flavor. Unlike most stouts of this caliber, there isnít a significant roastiness.
This really is a dessert beer. Some sherry-like oxidation is present that compliments it beautifully. Even after only a year in the bottle, it is really smooth and the flavors have blended almost perfectly, masking the 14% ABV.
As big as the flavors are, the mouthfeel is nice and not sticky. A lingering aftertaste is expected for a 14%, but it ends without coating your mouth, inviting sip after sip.
Dorkenstein (213) - - JUN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is bourbon, black licorice, and oak cask. Taste is milk chocolate, then black licorice with bourbon burn, and some smoke.
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Schwarz, kein Schaum. In der Nase extrem komplex: Bourbon, Vanille, minimal alkoholisch, Whiskey, Eiche, Kakao. Am Gaumen sŁŖlich-cremig, Eiche, dunkle FrŁchte, RŲstnoten, Schokolade, Bitterschokolade, Whisky, Vanille, dunkler Zucker. Sehr cremig, sehr gut trinkbar, legt sich im Mundraum aus. Unfassbar lecker.
mikeyo1 (486) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ home. 2012 vintage. Pours a brown fizzy head that quickly dissipates above a pitch black liquid. Sweet vinous aroma with oak, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, some higher alcohols, dark fruits, raisins, caramel. Big mouth feel and a heavily sweet palate with long duration, almost cloying with flavors of oak, tobacco, dark chocolate cake, raisins, dates, vanilla, licorice, bourbon, ash, honey, caramel. Aftertaste has booze/whiskey, honey and chocolate.
mmargarucci (201) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours extremely dark and thick. Lots of alcohol aroma-bourbon with some oak wood notes. Taste is well balanced with dark chocolate and coffee notes. Followed by lots of alcohol bourbon taste and a hint of smoke. Quite a complex brew with lots of interesting flavors!