Ataraxia (342) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black, beige head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate, hint of vanilla, wood, and Graham cracker. Bitter, oaky, a little bit of sweetness at the edges. Smooth, full bodied, and creamy. Long finish with moderate booziness.
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared alongside MC1 and Double Damon.
Pours a dark black with a large, dense mocha colored head. Nose has light bourbon barrel and oak and flavor is decadent blend of port, vanilla, maple and light roast undertone. Perfect body for a stout like this, low-moderate carb, viscous, rich finish.
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours jet black with a small tan / brown head. Aroma is fairly subtle, with notes of rye, port wine barrels, and light roast. Flavour is much sweeter than #1, with the port showing off quite a bit, along with caramelized sugar, vanilla and subtle bourbon. Rich and viscous, though not as complex as M&C#2, and slightly cloying. Great beer, but not quite excellent.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black pour with a fluffy tan head. Waves of chocolate and roasted malt give way to vinous sweetness, dark chocolate, and an assertive vanilla-bourbon profile. A bit of booziness in there as well, but I’ve always enjoyed that in a stout. Rich mouthfeel with caressing effervescence and a velvety finish. Quite nice,
suprchunk (2085) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour. Devoid of any light, or highlights. Small khaki head that sticks around for a bit. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, malt, and slight alcohol. Taste is boozy. After the heat dies down there is some malt sweetness. Really warming down the gullet as it travels down. Not as much going on in the mouth as there was in the nose. But there is some notes of the nose trying to overcome the alcohol. What a brute.
cpetrone84 (1328) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black coffee ring head. Nose is olive, light bakers chocolate, malt sweetness, faint berry and some barrel. Taste is wood, faint char, olive, dusty malt chocolate, salty. not as bright or balanced as 1. Medium bodied, a hint emptier than 1, Strong carb. Actually worse than 1.
hopscotch (8841) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with no head. The nose provides rich, dark, deeply-roasted mocha. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is a decadent swirl of dark chocolate, espresso and raw cane sugar - essentially, a cafe con leche. Finishes roasty, carbonic and bittersweet. Big thanks to landhoney for sharing this world class beer with the south Florida crew!
Lukaduke (2038) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep rich burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon soaked vinous fruit and spent coffee. The palate follows with nice complexity and smooth long flavors. Underlying bakers chocolate, roasted grain, vinous berry hints, bourbon, vanilla. Long silky body with a touch of heat on the finish.
50belair (2166) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle generously shard by Seth. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Caramel and bourbon aromas. Smooth caramel, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak notes. Fabulous mouthfeel with a good body.
deekyn (1125) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- pours a viscous brown black with a mild dark tan head that thins to a skin. Decent lacing. S- sweet vanilla, bourbon, oats brown sugar, molasses, zinc, raisins, malty grains. M- oily heavy body with a sweet heavy palate. Good carbonation. T- alcohol, vanilla, grains and molasses cookies up front. Middle is coffee, dark fruits, mince meat, rhubarb and some wood. Ending is relatively long with hop notes of straw and grapefruit as well as more bitting alcohol and mineral water.