jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with thin ring of tan lace. Aroma is heavy roasted malt and coffee, a hint of bourbon on the back end. Taste is coffee and then a hint of vanilla, no real booze presence. Decent, but nothing great.
jgb9348 (5465) - 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 (777) - 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 (2062) - 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 (2489) - 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 (4888) - 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 (2246) - 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.
chucklemation (1205) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a jet black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, hints of coffee, and caramel. Has a thin body with some carbonation, and a bad aftertaste. I was expecting something bigger and fuller like an imperial stout, but this is more like a beer-cola hybrid. Not terrible, but definitely not great.
polo_marco (225) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small of strong coffee and roasted barley. Rich deep black color. Taste starts off suttle with hints of vanilla from the bourbon barrel followed by strong smooth coffee. Flat like carbonation with full body. Wish there was more carbonation but flavor definitely tickles my palate Just right. Nice work.
Lowe1983 (1474) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate up front. Also Had some coffee, roasted malts, and some oak. Flavor is slightly watery with chocolate dominating. Has coffee, roasted malts, and oak. Also has a hint of done bourbon.
xXbaptisteXx (216) - - MAR 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Peux mousseuse pour une stout
On arrive encore à trouver quelques reflets au travers d’une lumière
Au nez on va sentir le chocolat noir, whisky, bois
En bouche on va tout de suite avoir des saveur des chocolat noir , par contre elle manque vraiment de longueur... Dommage