steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, mollaases, creamy lactose, boozyness. Vanilla I like the backend of this brew. Glad I got to try
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Has a mallasses, bourbon, and toasted malt smell. Taste is the same with the ABV well hidden. A great stout and wish I had more.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Freddie at Beverages4Less. Poured into a tulip and shared with bmanning, Amyliz4, and Heather.
Pours black with a light mocha head. There is quite a bit of legs going on here. Sticky legs and a bit of spotty lacing on the side of the glass. As Ben pointed out initially, the nose was quite a bit of chocolate chip cookie dough. It tasted like the batter had been mixed with some vanilla and bourbon. The bourbon character is really quite smooth. My guess is that they must have used a really high-quality bourbon and/or put this in the barrels for a long period of time.
Again, the taste brings some really high end bourbon notes with some vanilla, cookie dough, and light cream. There is just a tough of booze there as well. Really delicious. Tastes like it has definitely spent some time with the bourbon and reminds me of some of the 50/50 Imperial Eclipse. Absolutely fantastic beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4th March 2011
ACBF. Can’t recall who was generous enough to share this - that nice girl from West Lakeview Liquors? Thank you whomever it was! Opaque black beer with a small chocolate coloured head. Soft silky palate. Vanilla and chocolate loveliness! Wish I could have had a whole bottle. Fab!
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Chris, at our BCS Championship tasting, poured into a perfect pint glass...Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. A great cap forms, some pretty good lacing, looks great...The aroma is really nice with chocolate, butterscotch, oak, and vanilla. Really nice and smooth, creamy...The taste is very buttery, reminds me of the buttery smoothness of 50/50 PVW. Milk chocolate, oak, toffee, really good...The mouthfeel, as mentioned, is awesome...Totally crushable, alcohol is hidden well.
This is great. I need to get some more of this!
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black .. huge short lived ig bubbly tan head ... soft sweet chocolate malt roast ... little lactic milky chocolate nose ...light overfizzyness ... great solid roast body ... again little lacticnes ... big chocolate ... little vanilla bourbon ... but not too much ... little charry chocolate ... long soft borubon malt linger
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves some lacy strands. Nose is molasses, espresso and chocolate with a touch of tar and whiskey. Almost full body with soft carb. Taste is bittersweet chocolate and kind of an earthy, port, red wine note. Finishes with coffee, lightly bitter. Not sure why this is so distinct as a stout but good.
sherm1016 (1178) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, received in trade from mikedashg. Thanks! Pours a jet black color with with a tan head. Aroma is a nice balance of bourbon an roasted malt. Heavy, but silky mouthfeel on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet and very complex...oak, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Excellent. I just wish it were easier to get.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(12oz bottle). Pours near black with tan head. Aroma is predominantly bourbon, with light vanilla, nuts and wood. Taste is sweet malt and bourbon flavors. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish has some roasty bitterness and dryness from the oakm. Nice beer!
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2011
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011.
[ Courtesy of ?? Thx ]. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, vanilla, sweet tobacco notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, caramel, cacao. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.