tkrjukoff (3772) - 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 (794) - 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 (1445) - 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 (2072) - 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 (626) - New York, New York, 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 (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, 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!
JPDurden24 (1381) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with a tan head, aroma of boozy chocolate flavor and awesome tastiness. Love it!
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Ataraxia (235) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Viscous black pour with a dense, persistent tan head. Bourbon and chocolate upfront, followed by hints of smoke, coffee, a lot of figs, raisins, and cherries. Creamy, smooth, and full-bodied - though just a hair thinner than I expected. Boozy and bourbony, with a long bitter finish.
ICEatALAMO (783) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours black with a little rim of suds. The aroma is almost refreshing. I get a little bouron in the nose, but more dark cherries than anything, a very unique aroma. The taste is a little light on the bourbon side. A little over carbonated for me. The alcohol is hidden well. It is a good stout made better.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black in color; hazy and opaque. The dark tan head has moderate retention.
Smells of a bourbon barrel and dark malts, but too little in the malt dept. for the level of bourbon barrel.
T: dark malt; cherries; burnt wood; licorice and oak. Complex and rich, but eventually only the bourbon barrel lingers on.
M: very smooth, with the feel of beer at about 6% ABV
O: wood flavor and aroma from the barrel aging is a bit over the top. Just way too woody.