AdamJackson (3331) - Enfield, 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.
Reynolds314 (2718) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18.9% version. Pitch black with brownish head. Aroma is maple, bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and rich up front with a finish of hot booze and surprisingly not overwhelmingly sweet. I dig it.
harrymel (1539) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014. bottle 7259/11220
Pours jet black with little to no indication of head. I can smell this mother fucker from the table. Smells of alcohol, fruit, deep roasted malts, sweet fudge, nougat, bourbon. Decadent nose. Flavor is equally rich. I donít know I will be able to finish this whole beer, not because of the ABV, but because of how rich the flavors are. Cocoa, fudge, some molasses, bourbon, vanilla, marzipan, oak, alcohol, more fudge. Thick on chewy with low carb and a very syrupy finish. Well, this is a good beer, no doubt, but probably not something I would go nuts over many times.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. 2014 edition. Black with a brown head. Big aroma of chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet flavor of chocolate and bourbon, a bit boozy. Full thick-bodied. Great stuff.
beertholomeus (1069) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, graham cracker, oak, caramel and alcohol aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, graham cracker, dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, maple, licorice and alcohol flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, bourbon and vanilla finish. 2014
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with minimal head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, booze, dark fruits, vanilla. Full bodied, sweet and lightly boozy on the finish. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, soy sauce.
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black in color with no head. Sticky sweet booziness...coconut vanilla and caramel. Same sweet boozy aroma.
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myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark rich plum and raisin notes. Flavor is hugs and last forever of rich roasted malts and stout character. Great big thick head. Thick rich mouthfeel awesomeness
sturmthis (819) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample. Black with almost no head. Dark fruit and bourbon aroma. Strong dark fruit and bourbon taste. You can taste the alcohol for sure. Still a very nice beer to sip on.
Ernesto987 (4389) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft, wow wow wow. The nose alone smells like malt juice and whiskey. And vodka. This is very difficult to drink, i didnt even really enjoy the first sip. Way overpowering, this is no fun anymore. Sorry, but this is how i feel about these beers nowadays.
jimsouthwick (2) - Victorville, USA - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I had this beer on tap at the Whiskey Barrel in Hesperia, CA. Great beer. I also bought a few bottles at Gerrardís Grocery store in Redlands.