rangerred (989) - 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.
voyageurmike (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn, poured into a pint glass. Watery for a stout, opaque black with a trace of beige head. Has roasted malt nose with a touch of bourbon. Flavor is consistent with the nose, though the alcohol notes in the taste is more harsh than bourbon-like. Unpleasant malt finish.
kanaclane (345) - - OCT 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Chocolat, boisé
Bouche: Chocolat, vanille, boisé, acidité, aqueuse
Dommage que ça manque de longueur
kerenmk (4213) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alltech brewery/ distillery tour, Lexington, KY, 8.5.16. Very dark brown. Cherry, prune and fruity aroma, bitter and fruity taste with lots of dark fruit in it. Full body, cherry and a little woodsy finish.
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon notes, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, oak, caramel, rust, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is acidic and slightly sour.
darbeer75 (554) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: sweet and bourbony but not overwhelming; Appearance: black with thin white head that disappears quickly; Taste: roasty with some coffee but also unpleasantly bitter; no bourbon taste; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: no desire to ever get again.
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass. Pours Mahogany dark brown with modest head and lace. Aroma of milk and dark chocolate, roasty malts and a hint of bourbon. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, liquid smoke, lime zest, slight bourbon, oak, cola, tart berries. Overall a wonderful aroma showcasing chocolate with a taste that can catch one off guard with sour notes, leading to a brain fart, but not a bad one!
jbuzz (812) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overly sweet.some Carmel and alcohol aftertastes. I found no Bourbon hints.
jimhilt (2558) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee & bourbon nose, flavor is bourbon, almost burnt coffee. $4.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Beer Company, Budapest. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light sour. Flavor is quite sweet, moderate bitter and light sour. Dry, moderate bitter and light sour finish. 100716
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Beer Company (Kemenes), Budapest. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, little sour, little bourbon, little vanilla, chocolate and has a loght sour finish.