jhogan4 (221) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Black pour with a small tan head. Nose is strong bourbon and vanilla, very sweet. Taste is chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, roast, malt, booze; a little hot. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. This is not up there with BT and BCBS, for example, but an awesome beer nonetheless.
marcus (5000) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the Best Damn Beer Shop in San Diego. Pours near black with a thin tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and dark fruit flavor with an oak finish and a warm alcohol trail. A great sipper.
Huhzubendah (1979) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 The beer is near black with a thin beige head. The aroma offers roast, barrels, booze, chocolate. The flavor imparts chocolate and heavy bourbon, exceeding the aroma. Quite nice. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Tasty beer. Heat in the finish. Solid.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is prune and licorice with chocolate and roast malt, earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, brown sugar and earthy hops with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small brown head atop black-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, roast/bittersweet chocolate, alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.
Travlr (7973) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Exceedingly dark brown color, almost flat. Aroma of licorice and chocolate. Taste is oily and boozy dark chocolate syrup. Another big beer.
womencantsail (6866) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black pour with a small tan head. Huge bourbon and vanilla aromas. Fudge, dark chocolate, and brown sugar, some coffee, and a nice roasted malt character. Really smooth on the nose. The flavor lets on to the alcohol content, but not overly hot. Rich bourbon, fudge, vanilla, oak, and roasted malt. Nice coffee, dark fruit, brown sugar, and licorice notes as well. Great body and very sticky on the palate.
GT2 (5657) - Riverslime, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Inky pour. Small mocha foam with decent swathes of lace. Nose is very rich German chocolate cake, toasted coconut, buttercream carrot cake frosting. Taste is very rich, sweet, big dessert profile, coconut, dark chocolate, toasted pistachio, sweet alcohol. Heavy, boozy, dense, but drinkable. 4oz is perfect. Pair with ice cream or mousse. Decadent though would be overpowering in its 750mL format. Bring this bottle to a tasting.
thetmaxx (664) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of bourbon, rich malt, flavor is similar. Mammoth brew feast. 16% is noticed. Warm going down. Amazing, very well balanced. Tried at mammoth bluesapalooza 2012, I hope this is the right beer
adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acquired in a trade. 750ML C&C enjoyed at 59 Degrees F in a snifter.
A - Pours a near midnight black. In the glass, pitch black, not viscous on the pour. 1 finger coffee colored head that fades almost instantly. Very interesting characteristics compared to other big stouts.
S - I can smell the bourbon as soon as the cork pops. In the glass, dark chocolate, heavy cocoa, freshly ground espresso beans dipped in chocolate. Lots of vanilla and heavy charred smokiness. Bourbon stays around for a while.
T - Wow. Up front, huge roasted dark malts. Smoked and chocolate malts. Some raisins and figs come through in the middle with a semi-sweet vanilla taste. The finish spicy licorice, coffee and cane sugar. Booziness sticks around.
M - The mouth feel is insane. The beer coats ever aspect of my mouth like a sip of bourbon. It tingles the front and middle of my tongue. Sticks around and remains chocolatey with booze. Heavy body, light carbonation.
O - This is an incredible beer. Itís not as great as BCBS or Damon or Speedway stout but, on its own, it stands strong and tastes fantastic.