SinH4 (3071) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a trade with sneakychi. Black color with beige head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, ash, booze. Taste is chocolate, spicy, boozy, roasted malts and bitterness as well. Medium carbonation. A completely overloaded Bourbon Stout with a good balance that has more harmony than it should have. Excellent.
anstei (1175) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 25, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4, 2012 vintage, many thanks! Lots lots of sweet dessert, pastry, berries, vanilla wood. Boozy in a good way, ashy too, also in a good way. Yes, bourbon too. Well balanced, way way more than you would expect from such a complexity and extremity. What. A. Beer!
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At home. Bottle kind courtesy of Maakun! Bottle from 2013. Black with quickly dissolving tan head. Deep roasted sweet chocolate malts, bourbon, very syrupy, underlaying melasse base, sweet sweet bourbon, light spices and vanilla. Very sweet! Texture is like a chocolate bavarois with bourbon. Quiet carbonation. Very thick syrupy finish and intense toffee aftertaste. Daaaaamnn. Nice! And big thanks for the opportunity!
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2013 shared, massive thanks to Santa bytemesis!! Tried head to head with the 2014 coffee. Black with brown head that lasts about 30 seconds and leaves no trace. Massive bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate, dried red fruits, toffee, massive chocolate candy, some spices, light butter. Just loads of sweet desert notes. Very sweet with very light roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Massive. Has better desert notes than the coffee, but is also quite a bit sweeter, almost to the point of being too sweet. Classic.
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and malts. Taste is chocolate, coffee, toffee, and bourbon.
Glowskull13 (2) - Sylmar, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For a 14.2% ABV Stout, it surpasses my expectations. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and toffee. Fantastic!
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Zlotta (2154) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at íBeertempleí, 2015 vintage, 13.4% abv. Pitch black with a thin, tan to brown layer. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of huge bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and molasses. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of huge bourbon up front, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and molasses, followed by a long, roasty-bitter, warming, slightly boozy finish. Full body, thick and oily mouthfeel, flat. Very complex, maybe a tad too boozy, but overall great!
Swaroga (2103) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick and oily stout with over the average intensive bourbon barrel aging on top of delicious toffee, coffee, black chocolate notes. Cloying sweet but mellowed by BA. Itís a solid and a very delicious RIS. Mind all the reputation ..it lives up to it. I hope Iíll be able to drink it again some time.
Rask0lnikov (739) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black color. Modest beige head. Creamy sweet caramel, vanilla, hints of bourbon, licorice, smoke in the aroma. Caramel, hints of bourbon at first. Vanilla, brown sugar in the middle. Smooth bourbon finish. Hints of wood, licorice, and bourbon in the aftertaste. Creamy, silky, very well balanced beer. The bourbon is always there, but it is very enjoyable and do not disturb or cover other tastes. Exceptional.
scooterbub (1027) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head that fades quick. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, grain, bourbon, hops, vanilla and chocolate. Similar aroma. Has a full body. Easy to drink and rather enjoyable.