MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Spacebar in Falls Church, VA.
Opaque, dark mahogany with a small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of coffee, caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate and hints of bourbon.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, caramel, charred malt, vanilla and precious little bourbon.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HellesBunny666 (214) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sharp buttery and milk fat aromas. Tastes like milk chocolate, baking goods/brownies. Kinda oily feel, lingers for a while. Tastes like candy, tootsie rolls or chocolate caramels.
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromas of milk chocolate, butter, milk fat. Black with a lasting satiny khaki head. A little sweet, some roast, grapey, subtle strawberry soda. Medium bodied, smooth, carbonation is refreshing. Some weird flavors, potential diacetyl going on.
Mark_Eck (771) - - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is burnt malts, coffee, some chocolate, and hints of bourbon. Taste is coffee, chocolate, and light bourbon. Long aftertaste.
Nero55 (772) - 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 (592) - 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 (2728) - 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 (3590) - 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 (4204) - 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 (3510) - 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.