Travlr (16792) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source. Exceedingly black color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, edpresso, dates, figs. Taste is boozy bourbon, vanilla, dark coffee. Delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (10895) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, earthy and spicy hops and coffee, prunes and licorice. Flavor is heavy coffee, dark fruits and malt, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew! Pours nearly black. Dark brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, rich coffee..creamy and quite delicious.
Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared by a friend. Pours an inky black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Bourbon, coffee and dark malts in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, roasted coffee and earthy malt. The finish is bourbon and mocha with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Really enjoyable all around.
DrSilverworm (8860) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taster on tap at Jackie-O’s, public house side. Black color. Little tan head, decent bits of lace. Awesome, big turkish coffee-like aroma to this. Very big, chewy body. Lightly dry finish. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter, light sweet, light heat and bite in the finish. Just a slight burn, tastes like a very big beer, but it’s delicious. Tons of coffee, and a lightly spicy vanilla bourbon note. Awesome stuff.
alexsdad06 (7218) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jackie o’s. Pours black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have strong roasted coffee, espresso, roasted malt, some dark chocolate and caramel, char, bourbon is well integrated and the coffee keeps it in check, good bitterness to the finish. This is all about the coffee.
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Dark brown to black pour with a small tan head. The aroma is full of super strong fresh roasted coffee with some chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is also full of strong coffee with some bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Awesome
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Jackie O’s during the 8th Anniversary celebration on 12/13/13. Black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon and chocolate, all perfectly balanced. Coffee and chocolate flavor with smooth bourbon before a roasty coffee finish. Best beer of the weekend. Drank several snifters over the two days and never got tired of it.
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunahpu Day. Pours a nice inky stout color with a tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some light booze. Flavor is similar with roast, bourbon, oak, vanilla, booze, some light coconut, and some big coffee. Medium in body and very nice overall.
JStax (3972) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Jackie-O’s. Pours a thick black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is big bitter coffee with a lot of roast character and then a big dose of bourbon comes in to balance the coffee out. The taste is a brash, bitter coffee and then a burn of bourbon coming through in the finish. Thick mouthfeel and lower carbonation.