rangerred (987) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours jet black with a thin tan head. A decent sized ring is left around the edge of the glass on top of the beer.
Coffee is very prominent on the aroma with a lot of roast and caramel along with a healthy dose of chocolate which surprised me a little bit. A somewhat subdued vanilla not but I can’t really detect much bourbon. Nonetheless a very inviting aroma.
The flavor has lots of coffee and caramel up front but not in as strong of dose as is present in the aroma. Almost no bourbon at all but rather vanilla, chocolate and caramel. All of the flavors are a little bit thin but they work well together. Roast and char lingers long after the other flavors have cleared up. Mouthfeel is quite thin for the style with a light bitterness and a lingering stickiness.
Overall, a good coffee stout but not on par with Founders Breakfast Stout and roughly the same price. If this becomes available in TN I will gladly pick it up because of no alternatives. In other parts of the country, however, there are better alternatives.
teddybeer (2472) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a light tan head with medium duration. Aroma has notes of light bourbon, mild toasted malsta dn licorice. Flavor is slightly bittery with sweet hints, barrel and bourbon hints with some coffee and licorice notes. Light body for an imperial stout.
hoplover66 (36) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Espuma cremosa que desaparece rápidamente. Aroma de café, licor. Sabor tostado, café, alcohol, especias, se intuye un poco la madera del bourbon. Poco cuerpo, carbonatación baja. Postgusto bastante breve más bien dulce. No está mal, pero el precio es elevado para lo que ofrece.
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours unclear medium dark brown, red tint, with a reviving light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing. stale coffee, roasted grains, roasted acidity - almost tart; citrus, pine, booze, plain dark malts akin to a poor black ipa, spicy berries, tons of pepper, cigarette buts, hint of vanilla. light carboantion, light body - slightly watery - clearly lacking for style; acrid and ashy-coffee finish. disgusting.
Gearz (37) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle. Lovely jet black color with no head.
Coffee taste immediately up front but completely lacks any bourbon or
boozey after-taste that should follow a bourbon barrel aged beer. As a matter of fact, this tastes little more than cold coffee!
Wouldn't drink this again.
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AdamJackson (3225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, split 2 ways at fridge temp. Pour is pretty dark but not pitch black. 1 finger head that fades to nothing. lots of coffee aroma, roasted malts a bit of chocolate, almost any barrel. This is just not good. sweet, fake pretty bland. almost no mouthfeel at all. tiny barrel presence, very weak. sadly, not good.
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Jet black with a tiny off white head. Aroma: Butter and wood, bourbon , a little chocolate. Flavour: buttery overpowering bourbon, wood, hints of chocolate and chicory, medium sweet finish. Not very well balanced.
smith4498 (3167) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Titanic Brewing. Pours clear dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malt with a hint of bourbon. Roasted malt and light bourbon flavor with very little barrel character if any at all. Medium body with average carbonation.
redtechnj (239) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Ink black with a thin off white head, below average lacing.
Aroma-Roasted malts, bourbon,coffee.
Flavor- Coffee, roasted malts, Chocolate, smoky oak, slight hint of bourbon.
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent bourbon barrel stout. Really smooth and balanced beer strong boboim flavor. With a boozy finish. Had a draft.
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kevinsenn (1301) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Coffee chocolate aroma. Dry roasty taste. Not much bourbon flavour. Mediocre impy.