Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a medium to dark brown with a beige head. Aroma was of coffee, Bourbon and roasted grain. Flavor was similar to regi capped stout, not a ton of Bourbon, but unfortunately it seems the coffee has fallen off as well.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty strong bourbon, coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty boozy bourbon and coffee finish with hints of chocolate.
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark thick beer blocks out light entirely. The beer smells like caramelized sugar and cream. Taste of the chocolate then creamy then turns a little alcoholic coffee bitter at the end. Thick and syrupy delicious.
maltman53 (148) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap available at the brewery only. This version was 12% + ABV and poured deep, dark coffee color with nice head and lasting lace. This is the port version of beer, big, thick Australian dessert-like dried-fruit leather layered atop coffee, cocoa, melted black licorice flavors. Try this as a nightcap with sticky toffee pudding.
Paz (69) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at the brewery. Pour is dark with a tan head. Taste is nice spice, cream, barrel, oak.
Errl (1088) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap..pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is nice bourbon, coffee, spice, oak, ghram..Taste is nice spice, cream, barrel, oak, light alcohol,light sweetness..
MisterDenson (78) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #53 for 2012
750ml bottle cold, from a shaker glass. Aroma of cappuccino, cream, very light roasted malt. 1/2 inch rocky tan head over extremely dark red tinted liquid, consistent ring of lacing. Taste cappuccino, burnt malt, slight bitter coffee. Medium palate, starts off with high carbonation mellows out towards the end. Slightly above average stout.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Served in a taster glass. Pours a very dark brown with a thin light mocha head and some spots of lacing. The nose carries a heavy dose of bourbon on top of a bit of chocolate. A bit of roast and vanilla in the background. Flavor is similarly dominated by bourbon, making this a bit one dimensional, yet still nice. Body is medium-full with low-average carbonation and a bit of booze through the finish. A fine enough barrel-aged beer, but not something I’d seek out again.
Butters (3573) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the First Inaugural Raleigh Rare and Vintage Beer Festival. Hazy brown pour with ring of tan head. One whiff of the aroma and it is very evident that this thing is barrel aged. Sweet and creamy, big roast and bourbon notes that overpower the coffee notes, but still is a well balanced beer.
KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big nose of chocolate, coffee, very slight bourbon and maybe vanilla and coconut. Not sure. Very complex. Spent ten minutes just smelling it; deep dark brown, big caramel coloured head and sticky lacing; sweet and not cloying, rounded so there are subtle hints of acid and salt, noticeably bitter but not hoppy; Rich and full bodied, well carbonated without being fizzy, sticky and a slightly creamy texture, short finish; Big impression.