stumpyiliz (213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Notes of espresso, dark chocolate and bourbon on the nose. Pour is thick with a dark tan/red head that lingers around for the entire pour. Taste is predominantly coffee into bitter chocolate with bourbon finishing off the palate with the smoked malts of the stout coming through at the very end. A nice brew but the coffee takes over all of the predominant flavor and really doesn’t allow the beer to really shine.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at 2011 RBWG. Pours black with zero head. The nose is black coffee, roast and dark chocolate. The taste is all rich coffee with some roasted malt. Nice.
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis’ old house, big thanks to JR for bringing this one. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head that leaves no lacing. The nose is dominated by coffee with dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, maple, and toffee. The flavor is sweet with malted milk, and all of the same vanilla, dark chocolate, coconut, and maple. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation and a long coffee, vanilla, and coconut finish.
Dfonorow (1420) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is of coffee, wood, roast, oak, and chocolate. Flavor has lots of coffee - lactose, cocoa, caramel, vanilla. Finish is smooth and roasty.
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Infected mess of a beer. I have had so many infected brews form this place.
Earlier Rating: 4/28/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Roasty coffe, nice bourbon, oak, vanilla. Outstanding beer with a nice fruitiness.
alexsdad06 (5363) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Jackie O’s (samples from bottle since). Pours black with a small lasting beige head. The aroma has all the parts a big stout should have: roasted malt,some smoke, dark chocolate with the bourbon integrating nicely. The addition of big coffee notes add another layer to enjoy. Touches of vanilla. The flavor is also not dominated by the bourbon, but has a strong coffee component. Dark chocolate, roast, some smoke, vanilla and bourbon. Medium plus bodied and a real treat to drink. I have enjoyed this quite a bit.
SudsMcDuff (5814) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, thanks djd07 .. . deep brown black .. . a touch tart- dark chocolate and burnt whiskey coffee .. . mild mouth .. . long finish with an odd dirty linger .. . an ok beer but starting to southern itself .. . .
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Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
.Mmm bottle poured black with very little white head. Flavor of coffee, with a light sour flavor on the back
kraddel (3004) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared with urbain and david ( struise ) and travlr
Bottle from bobochamps . Pours dark brown no foam
Smell is barrel aged , coffee
Taste is bitter , chocolate , hint of sour . Nice .
BoBoChamp (5415) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, Vintage 2012, Bottle 238/300, no mention of ABV, as Bourbon Barrel Kopi Luwak Dark Apparition, new exclusive American brew, with coffee, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/woody and slightly alcoholic/vinous, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour opaque black with dark tan head. Nose of dark roast coffee ad faint bourbon. Taste slightly boozy, roast coffee, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. Almost some dark wine flavors. Nice thick mouth feel.