wedgie9 (1843) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from a capped 650mL bomber bottle at the late night tasting after the Grand Tasting at RBWG Asheville, big thanks to DrSilverworm for sharing. Pours hazy, opaque dark brown with just thin tan lace. The nose is lots of coffee and vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate brownie, milk chocolate, and maple bourbon. The flavor is pretty coffee forward, nicely balanced with coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, along with the sweeter vanilla, caramel, and maple bourbon. The body is full with light carbonation and a long caramel bourbon and coffee finish. Excellent!
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by ForgetFu at Kulminator - thanks Bill! Pours intense black, no head. Really well integrated bourbon, added nicely with roasted notes of malt , coffee and cacao beans. Thick body, little heat, almost flat. Deep dark chocolate with coffee aroma’s. A real treat.
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to alexsdad06 ! Pours a deep silky burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of chocolate syrup, brownie batter, fresh coffee, some roasted earthiness, vanilla, hints of dark fruit... long balanced finish. Bourbon is well integrated and plays a supporting role to the coffee and base beer all coming together really nicely !
JBPortland (682) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark black brown with a small tan head. Nose is big dark fruity roast coffee, bourbon, chocolate, subtle raisin. Taste is creamy viscous roasty coffee, bourbony fruit notes, bitter chocolate, licorice. Finish is fruity bourbon, roasty earthy coffee, soil, dark fruits. Awesome!
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Sweet chocoffee start with a nice roasty malt bitter. Meidum/full bodied with good carbonation. Very nice beer
b3shine (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with Dogbones and the Mrs.). Looks good; a semi-opaque dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, oak, coffee, and a bit of bourbon. Tastes like it smells with more chocolate. Nice and smooth on the palate. Awesome beer!
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty3 ][ 22oz ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Pours a flatter, deep black ruby with weak foam. Nose is green coffee, sugar, caramel candy. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, caramel candy, Twix. Palate is too sugary, watery for me.
chinchill (1722) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle shared with Drsilverworm (thanks) at RBWG-2014.
Aroma: Nutty dark roasted grains with coffee. Strong and complex but of a mess. All the elements come together nicely in tasting, although the walnuts in this "walnut stout" are never apparent.
Feel: Smooth, medium-full body.
O: Strong refined complex taste make this an excellent sipper.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #162. Bottle shared by Dr.Silverworm at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours dark brown with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, wood, mild whiskey. The taste is vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, mild dark fruits, whiskey. Medium bodied. Exceptional.
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG room tasting. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of almond, fresh coffee, roast chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and espresso bean. Medium body. One of the top 5 beers at RBWG for me.