matthewjk (1061) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad try, but still paper thin for a stout. Instead of the melding together, the vanilla and bourbon flavors lead out of nowhere and are a tad incongruous with the beer. Mellow. Nice. Not great though.
DenverLogan (1077) - 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 (809) - 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 (2552) - 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 (17437) - 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 (16731) - 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.
allmyvinyl (9358) - 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 (21124) - 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 (10324) - 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 (1302) - 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 (5616) - 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.