bagalagalaga (154) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit of bourbon in the smell, but more of sweet coffee and vanilla in the taste. The alcohol content is very well hidden by the sweetness. Very good beer, much smoother and less punishing than some others in the imperial stout category.
allmyvinyl (9020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate, light coconut. Taste is light roast, more chocolate. Thin finish.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Dark black.. Small tan head... Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Light roast malts nose.. Chocolate roast.. Rich roast.. Dark chocolate roast
Stuu666 (9786) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, roasted, coconut, taste is sweet, thin, toffee.
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a rich dark black color with a small tan head. The aroma is a blend of malt, bourbon and a good dose of alcohol. The taste is a fine blend of all of the aromas. An outstanding beer.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thin, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, bitter nuts, earth, tobacco and at the very end - some of the oak and bourbon.Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy, nutty and very earthy flavour with some roasted malts, coffee, tobacco and burnt oak flavours noticeable. Aftertaste shows mostly meat and assertive earth coupled with roasted malt, alcohol and a little oak. Overall, a pretty funky beer that isn’t a stout at all - perhaps a porter, a brown or an old ale, but not complex, not pungent and not showing much bourbon at all! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$4,00 sampled at home in Washington on 26-May-2016 a few hours before heading back to New York.
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Winter Park, FL. Aroma is spent coffee, some smoky caramel, some vanilla, touch of bourbon. Taste is strong, acidic coffee with some light fruit and vanilla notes. Had much more of a coffee vibe despite the name. Could use some more bourbon.
boto (2064) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Tapped: Surprisingly served in a pint glass. This one pours a dark, inky opaque brown color. It had a fingers worth of a tight brown head that didn’t linger long. Nice aroma. Touch of bourbon, faint chocolate, faint roastiness, malts. A little more than medium bodied. Good taste and only a touch of the bourbon. Chocolate malts. Actually a touch of bitterness over the slight sweetness.
ABUSEDGOAT (2538) - California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, small tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is one dimensional oak barrel, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Medium bodied, this is about as predictable as a BA stout can be - simplistic chocolate barrel flavor with a little bit more. This brewery has a great business concept but fails to execute.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
- Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer.
rouhlas (2384) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Dark brown almost black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but not as good. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.