bhensonb (9837) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours very brown/black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon and maybe oak. Full bodied. Flavor is very bourbon/vanilla. Lots of coffee. Delicious.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours black with a decent tan head and a chocolate aroma. Ther is an intense chocolate flavor with plenty of carbonation. Very tasty.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bistro barrel aged fest 2010. Pours black, as far as I can tell, with a well-formed one-finger tam head and decent lacing. The aroma is excellent - lots of capuccino as well as bourbon barrel notes. A great base stout also comes through, with chocolate, roast, and vanilla. The flavor is absolutely huge and goes on forever. Great espresso, along with rich dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, sugary sweetness, oak, and bourbon. Thereís also a spiciness to it, almost like chile peppers were added. Very complex. Full-bodied, decadent and rich, with a good carbonation level. This may be a little amateurish of me, but I liked this beer a lot. Really awesome and intense stuff.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at fobab. pretty straight forward, balanced, clean bourbon, dark chocolate, milk, and cream stout. nice crisp bitter coffee in regular version is smashed by vanilla and milky bourbon. not bad.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
FoBAB 2010: Deep brown with a small frothy head. The aroma has notes of coffee, vanilla wafers, toast and roast, butterscotch and a hint of chlorine. The taste is boozy and medicinal with a over laying chemical influence. There is some coffee, chocolate, oak, and earthy tobacco tones under the crap. The mouth feel is smooth but thin, WTF, way to ruin a perfectly nice coffee stout. Something went wrong with this beer.
hombrepalo (1714) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ FoBAB 2010. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is of more of the same with a sweet tartness to the finish. Decent brew.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a fizzy off white head. Big bourbon and chocolate aroma. Tastes of mocha coffee chocolate bourbon vanilla and oak.
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color with a little creamy colored head. Ok aroma but very malty with little coffee flavor and kinda flat. Nothing more than an ok finish. Not as good as other coffee flavored beers i have tried.
Bricks (518) - Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than I had expected as it was fairly inexpensive for a quality stout.
domesticat (5) - Madison, Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2010 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Filing my rating amidst the pub frites. Yummmm. Wish I didnít have to leave these comments!