zach8270 (2942) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is big and roasty with lots of chocolate and some light fruit notes mixed in. The bourbon aging adds a nice vanilla and oak sweetness to the mix. Flavor is amazingly smooth. Tons of chocolate and roasted malts with a sweet bourbon flavor at the end, leading to a sweet and smooth finish.
knickskicks (503) - - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour, tan head that disappears. Nose is raisins, figs, vanilla, barrel, cocoa. Taste is bitter chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla, wood, raisins, a touch of prunes, egg cream. Dry oaky finish. Medium body, almost bordering on thin, which detracts from the otherwise syrupy mouthfeel.
PhillyCraft (2125) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at VT share. Pours pitch black with medium mocha head. Thick soapy lace. Smooth notes of dark cocoa, creamy malt, vanilla, coffee, hops, and barrel. Carbonation was medium. Body/mouth was a little full. Balanced stout.
BoBoChamp (4257) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
36cl (2nd batch), new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx to Stawn!, very complex Stout, woody/roasted and slightly fruity/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12 oz tnx to Sean. Pours pitch black with a creamy diminishing brown head leaving laces. Aroma is chocolate coffee vanilla a byt sweet fullbodied nice touch of roasted malts. Flavor is velvety lan not too heavy but drinkable, nicely bitter dark chocolate a bit acidy coffee has some astringent barrel touch vanilla and towards the end some pungent touch with the biiter dark chocolate. Finishes bitter chocolate roasted and dry with a nice touch of tobacco.
rxeight (485) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, minimal head. Can smell the bourbon in this easily. But there is something underlying i havent had in a good bourbon stout, kind of an astringent sour funk to it. Lasts long on the aftertaste. Kinda turned me off on this one. Otherwise has all the big bba stout notes. But doesnt compare to the big boys like bcbs and blacknote.
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.. Thanks Hamilton! Pours black with health tan head. Big fudge and vanilla nose. Taste is thick chocolate and coffee ash. Vanilla barrel.
XmnwildX12 (1623) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trader, pitch black pour with a great tan colored head. Outstanding aroma of barrel, lots of dark fruit, almost some grape, nice booze backing. Taste is some barrel, bit of chocolate and some dark fruit, killer woody finish, wish the body was a bit thicker.
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mrmartin (563) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Nose of coffee and chocolate..Smooth roasty, chocolate, dark fruit.. Well Balanced not too sweet. strong but not boozy. Very nice!
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
During RBWG 2013. Shared by me from a trade and I’m blanking on who I got it from... sorry! Rich black pour with a small tan head. Really nice BA going on here - rich fudge, coconut, vanilla, wood, whiskey, and everything I like - on top of an already stellar stout. Rich BA flavor as well with that great stout underneath adding plenty of chocolate, char, and coffee. I really liked this stuff and when I met Chuck at the CBC in DC, I told him and he said they’re making way more next time around! SCORE!