orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on-tap on three separate occasions this year, the last of which being this one at the brewhouse restaurant.
A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger tall tan head leaving very tiny trails of lace down the top part of the glass.
S - Smells of melted milk chocolate, dark roast, fresh vanilla beans, sweet molasses and plenty of warm bourbon booze. This is simply intoxicating.
T - Starts off with a big dose of milk chocolate sweetness slowly giving way to hints of warm vanilla, dark fruit, molasses and dark roast. The bourbon heat is ever present, never really fading away. Finish is sweet with a bit of warm booze, lingering on the palate long after the finish.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel with lots of residual sweetness and mild booze burn. The alcohol only grows as it sits in the glass.
O - Definitely one of the better stouts out there and well deserving of the attention it garners. Worth seeking out if you have the chance. I will get my fill while I can and I hope to see this more often in the future.
tysongillmore (351) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I consider this to be the filet mignon of beer. Or at least stouts. Very smooth, especially if aged, chocolatey, Carmel, amazing!!!
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Heather_B (100) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally getting around to rating this. Snifter at the source in Chicago for a late bday Rare Day tix I got to buy for Adam and myself. I’ve had this a lot. Dark brown with caramel head. Aroma is bourbon and dark chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is not-too-bitter dark chocolate. Bourbon is underlying but present and notable. Not overwhelming. I love this stuff. Cheers to BCS hunting 2015 in a few weeks!
tork (8) - - NOV 5, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this every time I have had it. Recently after bottling, after 3 months, after 6 months etc. Just wish it wasn't owned by InBev but I'm still not complaining.
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 vintage. 13.8% ABV. Bottled 29 Aug 2014. Pours blacker with a dark brown hue and minimal/no head. Oily residue layer floating. AROMA: dark rich roasted malt, dark chocolate bitterness, whole roasted coffee beans, bourbon barrel char, vanilla, soy sauce, burned brown sugar, molasses, slight herbs, roasty, caramel, alcohol, earthy, raisin, smoke, peppercorn, toffee, cinnamon, caramel tobacco, dark stone fruit and faint citrus. TASTE: dark rich roasted malt, dark chocolate bitterness, whole roasted coffee beans, bourbon barrel char, vanilla, soy sauce, spices, burned brown sugar, molasses, slight herbs, roasty, caramel, alcohol, earthy, raisin, smoke, peppercorn, toffee, cinnamon, caramel tobacco, dark stone fruit and faint citrus. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, dark bitter chocolate, bourbon and burned brown sugar with a rich thick oily finish.
scarletfire65 (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasting pour at the brewery. 2010 vintage on tap. Aroma is of chocolate, bourbon, nutty, booze. Jet black with no head. Thick and viscous. Tasty bourbon barrel, brown sugar, old wood, sweet and mellow bitterness. Truly outstanding.
rosskyle (277) - - OCT 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on tap at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Dark black color with a brown head. Sweet caramel bourbon in aroma. Heavy body that coats the mouth. Sweet bourbon cherry choc flavor.
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vipinvelp (3148) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, small light brownfoam ring. Stark boubon aroma, overwhelming. Great taste, bourbon all over, warmed by alcohol. Think I have to drink this very slowly. (Chicago 201510)
Tsekouratos (560) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body with no actual head. Aroma is intense bourbon, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, caramel. Taste is very sweet, with bourbon, vanilla and chocolate on front, followed by caramel, licorice, dark fruits. Full body with low to no carbonation. Excellent!!!
Bosbouw (2220) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie bijna zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, alcohol, crème, koffie. Smaakt vol, crème, vanille, alcohol.
hansvf (444) - - OCT 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart, maar geen schuim helaas. Ruikt heerlijk naar Bourbon. Smaakt ook super! Bourbon, zoetje, zwaar, vol. Toppertje