Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and caramel. Light body with notes of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, a light sweetness, and a light alcohol finish.
bbbeer (726) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, minimal brown head. Aroma coffee, caramel, wood. Medium full body. Not much alcohol. Flavor is sweet cocoa and caramel, a little roasted malt, drier finish. Not all that complex really but fairly drinkable.
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 apr 2014, bottle. Dark brown, clear, no bubbles. Nose is huge coffee. Thin, creamy, mildly fizzy. Black coffee and slightly sweet, some golden syrup. Smelled great. Tasted okay.
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patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle - Pours near black with a minimal tan head. It has an aroma of roast chocolate malt and bourbon. The flavor is sweet with chocolate and mild bourbon. It’s surprisingly light bodied, even watery, with low carbonation and roast character that lingers in the finish. Decent but I had hoped for more...
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the magic tree. Big and black. Roasted slightly burned aroma with some old shoe in there. Taste is rather mild and for a 8% it hides the alky well. Has a bite that grabs your attention but its not in yer face. Not as thick on the palate as most stouts. Just a little more than your typical light stout, perhaps its more like a porter. Barely any co2 but there is some in there. Overall a decent dark beer that you would never know is over 5%.
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Top Shelf Brews at a good price. Black color with no head and soft carbonation. Aroma is deep roasted coffee beans and chocolate.
Flavor starts with a nice strong roasted coffee bean. Caramel and very light barrel notes follow the strong coffee. The body is real thin and hurts the overall mouthfeel. I get barrel but no true bourbon notes. I really thought I would taste bourbon. If this brewery doubles up the body and can extract more bourbon from the barrel they would really have something with this. Still quaffable for a stout drinker, nice lingering coffee bean.
Beerhunter111 (16995) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch holzig, röstmalzig, Vanille, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee, Holzfassgeschmack.
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with thin beige head. Has the aroma of roasted coffee beans and cocoa. Taste is coffee, chocolate, rotated malt, smoke and a hint of Bourbon. Decent
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee black pour with a head that lasted all of 5 seconds. Burnt malt aroma and some chocolate notes. More malty sweetness in the flavor with some slight coffee grounds coming through but rather tame. Most impressive thing about this is that if you told me it was 5% instead of 8%, I’d believe you. Other than that this is just another run-of-the-mill, phantom-boozy stout.
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer starts smooth, very smooth and slightly malty. The mainpart is smooth, easy to drink with hints of the Bourbon Barrels. But there could be more wood. The aftertaste is long, malty, slightly roasted and slightly bitter and very smooth. The 8% are not tastable.
A very great beer! But could be a bit more intense roasted. --> 12/13/13/13