dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours like coffee with some light shining through on the edges with a minimal head. aromas of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and slight coconut. the taste is very roasty with tons of coffee, I am not picking up a ton of bourbon but there is some vanilla present. Mouthfeel is pretty thin for a stout especially one at 8 percent abv. I am not saying this is bad but it is kind of weak for the style.
bnokk (154) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
APPEARANCE - of course, black.
NOSE - mostly bourbon. No stout scents.
FLAVOR - so so. Not what I expected for a stout, not roasty, or deep flavor. Bourbon flavor comes through a bit.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and light bourbon with a smooth lingering dark chocolate finish.
adasko (892) - Poznan, POLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Po nazwie spodziewałem się super uderzenia wanilii i nut typowych dla piw leżakowanych w beczce. Zawiodłem się nieco. Jest dość spokojnie i łagodnie. Piwo jest zbyt lekkie, nazbyt sesyjne.
Ron (2917) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A decent aroma full of malt and coffee with a hint of chocolate. A dark burnt brown/blackish color with a great tan head that dissipates swiftly. Starts out with strong malt and coffee, then definitely gets some caramel/vanilla notes and finishes easy. Was a decent stout overall.
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Pours clear black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, wood, roasted coffee, bourbon, flavor of coffee, wood, roasted coffee, medium bodied.
Tonkun (1054) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Amber pour with a big white head. Vanilla, American oak, caramel. Very oaky. Medium to light body. Too much oak for the body
ZacM612 (282) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black with a thin, light beige head. Aroma of chocolate and a little coffee. Flavor is sweet at first, with a coffee finish. Not bad.
SpartanVirus (2) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the dankest stout not Stone. Aroma is non-indicative as the deep coffee aspect overwhelms other facets. As such, it does linger well after the last sip. Otherwise its drinkability resembles a dark ale meets light IPA. At 8 who can complain... Coffee lover’s delight.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roasted, woody. Flavor is woody, bourbon, sweet. Finish is wood, roasted malt and fruits. Light body, weak carbonation. Very disappointing.
Bendrixian (1298) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour with a brown head. Earthy woodsy aroma with vanilla and some prunes. On the palate it is fairly big with cereal mash a tad sweet with some toast and prunes. not bad beer at all.