tnkw01 (1270) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brown, almost black. Not much head. Aroma is a rich wonderful coffee smell with a touch of chocolate. Taste is a very tasty coffee taste also with a touch of chocolate.
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a local tasting, pours black with a thin brown head, the aroma has a little bit of coffee and chocolate but was pretty light, the barrel doesn’t really come through at all, the flavor has a little bit of chocolate on the front end with some of the bourbon and vanilla in the sweetness, not bad but nothing great, I can’t believe people buy this stuff for $12 a 4 pack.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a mild a very drinkable stout. Dark appearance with a small head. Mild flavors of chocolate and roasted coffee. Light body for a stout.
HighlanderOne (1047) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Great aroma of coffee, honey and malt. Jet black with hardly any head. The coffee and the bourbon and malt go surprisingly well together. My only gripe is a somewhat watery feel. Don’t taste the alcohol at all. Coffee isn’t overpowering either. With a little tweaking this could be outstanding.
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle @ home, shared by jake. just about black in color with a small tan head. aroma is sweet prune juice, licorice, roast, and a bit of bourbon. kind of cola-like. flavors of sweet cola, prune, and licorice. a touch of bourbon, vanilla, roast, and licorice. some dark chocolate and oak notes as well.
gerbewa (218) - - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of coffee and toffee with a hint of bourbon aged aroma. Flavor is food but a little mild and left me wanting a little kick. Had four pack from Holmes.
Doghair (278) - Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a little light foam. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma but I don’t get any bourbon. Taste is roasty malt, bourbon, caramel and some coffee. The bourbon isn’t as pronounced the Ale. Nice barrel aged stout. Enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7265) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a short-lived, toasted tan head. The aroma picked up sweet-ish, light-moderately roasted coffee paired with slightly rough bourbon and charred oak.. more coffee than anything else, and it was just OK. The flavor found similar stuff, but it worked a little better.. roasty coffee throughout, with mild accents of sweet bourbon and vanilla.. lightly tangy oak laced throughout.. finished very dry with a nice hit of coffee. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, and a tad thin overall.. low-moderate carbonation.. this needed a bit more substance or dimensions.
Bebum (421) - - OCT 11, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium body, flat mouthfeel, rather watery,
Low bitterness, sweet, unbalanced,
Flavor reminds one of a flat cola,
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madvike (3044) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thin light tan head. Nose is coffee, dark malt, and chocolate. Surprisingly pretty dry. Taste is stale coffee, lightly sweet, with charcoal notes. Really thin body, with medium carbonation.