Zymurgeist2 (1752) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Booze, caramel and dark fruit dominate aroma. Very slight coffee. Moderate bourbon. Black with full brown head that leaves a creamy top throughout. Moderate lacing down side. Rich chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Slight roast in the background. Full viscous mouthfeel. Velvet texture with bitter finish present.
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) very dark brown with a small brown head; aroma of vanilla; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with no head. Big oak, vanilla, dark roast, mild tobacco aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Dry wood, vanilla, deep roast, bitter dry chocolate flavors--very good
SHIG (4385) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: poured a deep black with a thin beige head. Aroma is woodsy and boosy. Taste is boozy with dark chocolate, some wood taste.
neepsntatties (1717) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at MSBC. Colour... basically black with a thick tan head. Nose... cocoa powder and charcoal with vanillin and hints of Bourbon. Palate... a nice dry burst starts thing off then the stout starts coating everything it touches. There’s a generous helping of cocoa mass and nibs followed by a dryness that’s nearly tannic before it transcends to a gentle sweetness of booze, vanilla and Hershey Dark chocolate. The dry-tannic aspect comes back a bit on the soft palate to provide a dandy finish. This stout would be fabulous for slow cooking a brisket on St. Pat’s day!
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ MSBC. Very dark brown almost black with a thick, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, bitter-sweet chocolate and coffee. Flavor of boozy bourbon and vanilla upfront with bitter roasted malt and a dry cocoa and coffee coming in towards the end. Full body with mild carbonation and a smooth, lush mouth feel. Wow, Mammoth is a great beer but barrel aging this put it over the top. The bourbon and vanilla character goes so well with the base beer, excellent beer.
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds, vanilla, subtle chocolate. Taste is whiskey, cocoa, espresso. Nice.