daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black in color, nice brown head. Lots of whiskey notes, brownies, light roast, charred oak, very cream. Very good.
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon and dark malt. Med _ body. Flavor is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark treacle. Finishes like that. Also it seems to want to go dry, but never makes it. Very tasty.
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied slightly sour dark molasses flavor with a little vanilla and a dry bitter finish.
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Very solid, though not incredibly complex. Covers the abv very well and imparts a nice barrel flavor and aroma without overdoing it. Lots of cocoa and roasted malt and some licorice still come through."
Stands out a touch more solo as opposed to in a flight. Up a tenth.
BlackHaddock (5186) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
14th July 2014 at the Clay Oven, Irvine CA beer tasting with Indian food. The Left Coast people only had one bottle of this to try so I had to have this early in the evening: loved it. The base Stout is a fine drink but this was stronger in alcohol and flavour, richer and sweeter, mellow in fact. Just a lovely beer, end of.