ineedbeer (1472) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Revolution.
Aroma is a balanced blend of chocolate, roast and dark fruit with various chocolate notes being most prevalent. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate are present. Light roast character. Dark fruit notes are raisin and prune. No hop aroma.
Pours black with a light mocha head with really good retention that clings to the edges. No lacing and big legs.
Flavor is also dominated by rich chocolate notes. Sweet milk chocolate, some dark chocolate and light roast upfront. Mid palate you get some esters and some vanilla. Lots of complex barrel character to this one - hints of bourbon, the vanilla, some almond. Finish has a bit of alcohol heat and more bitter, dark chocolate.
Full bodied with medium carbonation. No astringency and moderate alcohol heat. A lot of silkiness to this one.
Overall this is a really enjoyable beer. Great chocolate and roast malt character with complex barrel notes. The alcohol is nicely balanced. I could drink a few of these.
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Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bourbon character. Much coconut character.Still pretty drinkable. Fuller mouthfeel, thicker black appearance. Interesting and worth a try.
Bricktop86 (690) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty, vanilla and bourbon. Taste follows nose.
Sdaniel90 (638) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75cl. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal brown head. Sharp aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, spices. Robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Sweet and heavily bitter, with tremendous dark fruit and malt character, and a punishing bourbon finish. Blunt and heavy, very pleasant.
IndianaRed (3221) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at taphouse, Boise Big boozy stout with some ripe cherries and earthy roasted flavors. Classic vanilla and wood aged notes as well.
Crispy34 (495) - Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber... Aroma is booze and dark fruit. Appearance is black with a tan head. Taste is sweet, dark malt, and booze with hints of toffee and caramel. Palate is a medium mouthfeel. Overall, a really well done beer. Very nice barreled beer.
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_angst_ (4127) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours viscous black with a small creamy
dark mocha head that leaves some spotty trace on the glass
while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, burnt
caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast
coffee, milk chocolate, coconut milk, green chili and
bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel
is round, tiny viscous, slightly astringent, tiny boozy and
medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with
roasted malts, burnt caramel, butterscotch, vanilla fudge,
charred buttery wood, dark roast coffee, milk chocolate,
green chili and bourbon alcohol. A good stout with less than
optimal barrel treatment. Tons of green chili and buttery
adrian910ss (2487) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of cocoa powder, oak, bourbon, cherry and milk chocolate. Taste of cocoa, milk chocolate, bourbon and cherry.
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasted malt, hazelnut, cherry, vanilla bean, barrel aged, a bit of coffee and chocolate and some booze. Appearance is black, light tan head, appears thick. Taste is vanilla, hazelnut, booze, cherries, roasted malt, chocolate, very nice. Mouthfeel is thick, rich, soft carbonation and creamy. Overall, this is one to revisit after the booze tones down.
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose butter, vanilla, chocolate. Taste similar to nose. Milk chocolate, vanilla, light roast, and again, some butter. Nice mouth feel. Not sure if the butter is diacetyl or from the barrel.
andrewje41 (2040) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at Toronado Seattle, San Diego tasting event. Pours black with a tan foam ring head. Huge aroma of rich graham cracker, chocolate malt, milk chocolate, coffee. Like a chocolate chip cookie. Delicious, but extremely rich. Sweet. Cinnamon. Bourbon hinted finish, with a lingering vanilla chocolate. One of a kind stout for sure, but one of those stouts where just a few ounces is just right. Would love to try again someday. Very fun beer.