bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a great brew, had the 2011 on draught. Dark as midnight with a small creamy head that left some lacing. Huge nose of smoke and caramel. Great taste with a good hint of alcohol. Didnít feel as heavy to me as I thought it would. What a treat.
tysongillmore (355) - 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. Iíve 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 (1191) - 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 (278) - - 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 (3155) - 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 (2221) - 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, crŤme, koffie. Smaakt vol, crŤme, 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