Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nr. # 85/336. Thanks to Hallinghansen for sharing. Pours black with some beige bubbles on top. Nose is heavy bourbon. Lots of vanilla, wood & liquorice. Flavor is roast, wood, vanilla. salty liquorice and dark fruit. Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol warmth. It’s tasty but not overly complex. Quite nice however! Thanks Jacob!
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, anise, vanilla, raisins, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (9981) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy bittersweet dark chocolate malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small bourbon alcohol bite finish of long duration. This is another standout beer.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours a black color and looks almost flat, in fact, it is. No head to be found, either.
S: Jesus is this boozy. Tons of bourbon, booze, and ethanol type aromas on this one. Lots of oak with a bit of vanilla as well as some chocolate and roasted malt notes, just a hint of coffee, as well.
T: Tastes a bit better, but still a touch harsh. Lots of booze/ethanol as well as a bit of actual bourbon flavor. Some wood and vanilla are there as well as roast, chocolate, and a touch of coffee.
M: Medium bodied with essentially no carbonation.
O: Way too harsh, way too much booze, and no carbonation? Not a winning combination.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice bourbon vanilla chocolate, licorice, soy sauce, briney, very nice. In mouth, a complex mix of mocha coffee and chocolate, woody notes, super warming alcohol, licorice, vanilla, beautiful. Bottle from Boutip, shared with GRM, Probstk and Ian, Dec. 2 2011.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 24/09/2009
Oak and bourbon aromas. Black strong in alcohol and rich on the palate with a crisp bitter and hoppy coffee roast finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009. Pours black with an average, frothy dark brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, burnt grain, coffee, chocolate), average hop (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of prune, wood, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, carmel, brown sugar and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, light oak and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering fruity bourbon finish.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler… This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. The aroma is an arrogant swirl of chocolate, bourbon, wood, leather and vanilla with a hefty blast of ethanol. Full-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is all about sweet dark-chocolate, tangy bourbon and vanilla with ethanol and carbon bitterness. Finishes like Chocolate Silk Pie with boozy warmth carrying up the rear. Thanks to darkguardian for sharing this world class brew with the folks down at Coffee District in Delray Beach!
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler acquired in trade. Poured a dark black color with a medium sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, bourbon, woodiness, and roast. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, wood, roast, and some dark fruits. The bourbon was definitely there, but for me, not overpowering (I am a sucker for bourbon though). Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Well done!