vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a rich velvety black that allows precisely zero light through with a big frothy tan head. Light roast coffee notes with hints of cocoa and coconut. Not much bourbon on the nose. Taste is smooth roasty coffee light cocoa notes with faint coconut. Bourbon is a bit more present in the taste. Need to get another bottle and let it sit for a year a so.
MadRobin (2767) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Opaque black-mahogany with a large tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of molasses, chocolate, caramel, toffee and black raspberries.
Taste of molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel.
Medium/full body and and low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pfc514 (121) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with one finger of bubbly beige head into a snifter. No light comes through, even when held up to the light.
Chocolate, bourbon and fig are all present in the nose. Quite nice.
Bourbon hits first, with bittersweet chocolate strongly riding in the background throughout. Boozy at the end.
Slick mouthfeel, not super carbonated. Pretty good stout.
DCLawyer (2443) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with thick tan head. A: dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, molasses. T: vanilla, oak, malt, chocolate, slightly bitter boozy aftertaste. Good, but not great.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with a sliver of light showing at the bottom of the glass with a slim layer of toffee colored head. Aroma comes off a bit in your face/nose with the coffee and chocolate wrestling with the boozy oak notes. Taste of pleasant chocolate with an alcohol undercurrent. Nicely unexpected.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at lures, pour is black with low head. Aroma is sweet vanilla booze, taste is a rich dessert beer, Hugh chocolate and vanilla with a light booze finish, well done as a sweet dessert beer
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown tiny head. The nose is pretty nutty. Loads of burnt caramel-roasted chestnut. Toffee, cocoa. Inky ashes wood, licorice. Dark chocolate flavors. Slight heat. Brown sugar. Full body, smooth. Actually pretty tasty.
Patrickctenchi (5867) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, rubied, with a small, dark head.
Chocolate malt aroma....big time....
Sweet, cocoa powder flavor.
Very good, but nearly too sweet.
shrubber85 (10359) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate syrup malt aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet chocolate syrup malt flavor. Light hay finish. Very sweet but not quite cloying.
MacBoost (1735) - Penfield, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a heavy black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is smooth chocolate milkshake. Creamy. Not much barrel influence. Some dark fruits, but the chocolate is what really shines. Not too sweet. Slight alcohol burn. This beer is criminally underrated, perhaps due to the reputation of its brewery. Drink this beer.