callmemickey (1876) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle. Deep black body, small khaki head forms upon initial pour, quickly receds. Thin collar, no lacing. Nose is roasted malts, light oak and whiskey, some chocolate, and coffee as well. Flavor is similar, with the whiskey flavor intensifying (although not adding much in the way of boozy heat). Full bodied, not overly thick, nice roasted, lightly bitter finish. A very nice barrel aged stout.
calm_dreamer (81) - GREECE - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a brown creamy head. Smells like chocolate ice cream, oats, coffee, dark chocolate. Same taste with notes of the whiskey barrel. Long lasting aftertaste of coffee. Full body, medium carbonation.
markextrae (449) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
gold cap. shared at a tasting with 2 beer buddies. poured dark black with a mocca coloured head. great bourbon smell, vanilla, coconuts, very thick and smooth mouthfeel. reminds me a bit to the parabola (which as better ok) expensive beer, bought here in the netherlands. but it’s worth every penny!
MadRobin (1439) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for 10 months.
Opaque, near black with a 1-finger dark brown head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of brandy, molasses, espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, charred wood, dates, prunes, wood duff and caramel.
Taste of molasses, brandy, brown sugar, anise, caramel, dates, prunes, chocolate, espresso and a touch of white pepper. The flavor is amazingly close to that of my girlfriend's peppernut Christmas cookie batter.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation with an interesting smooth yet slightly bubbly mouthfeel.
A superb, deliciously complex beer.
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ads135 (2392) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
About as good as an oatmeal stout can be. Lots of dark chocolate and licorice. Slick on the tongue.
kidobutai (122) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good solid stout. Great aroma with chocolate and oatmeal. Very dark...I normally love the darker colors, but this poured at the end like motor oil. Still, I’d recommend it.
PattyBat (51) - - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into snifter. Smells of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and a little oak. Strong espresso taste with a sweeter chocolate balance finished off with a smooth oak taste. All the beauty of BORIS with an added oaky finish. Awesome brew.
angelkostvo (461) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black colour, tiny mocha head. Aroma of whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Whiskey flavour, dry wood finish. Medium body, very creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very exciting RIS
Hammy78 (661) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours absolute black, very small chocolate milk looking head that dies down to nothing, no lace. Nose is toasty, absolutely chocolate. Tastes smooth, silky chocolate, roasted malt, slightly bitter. Perfect stout.
b79turner (208) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours pitch black, thick viscous pour with a small caramel color head. Nose is sooo nice, the barrel aging really stands out. I enjoyed the standard BORIS, but this one is definitely smoother.
jfb (3175) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) pours a pitch black colour with no head. aroma of chocolate icing, soy sauce, espresso and moist sacher cake, with notes of vanilla, christmas spices, kirschwasser, oak, fudge and earth. flavour is heavy oak and fudge, slightly tannic, with a hint of dry toasted malts, almost zero residual sweetness and lots of charred meat in the light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft but assertive carbonation.