nimbleprop (3875) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, creamy tan head. Boozy aroma, whiskey, wood, brown sugar. Flavors of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, smoke, toasted break. Full bodied, boozy, smokey finish.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with tan head, aroma has notes of roast, chocolate, some coffee, nuts, slight vanilla. Taste is nice with notes of roast and toffee, with some chocolate and coffee, finishing roasty, bitter and slightly sweet. Nice brew, but no real bourbon influences in the beer.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours completely black with a fine, creamy, light-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is roasted, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate. Luscious really. Light carbonation, nice fat and creamy palate. Flavour is very nice, good vanilla sweetness, roasted maltiness, coffee, softness and elegance. Very nice use of bourbon barrels.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a very tall, very well-retained dense tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up toasted coffee and nutty malts, with a little vanilla accenting.. fairly airy, but not unreasonably so for 7.5%. The flavor found the same coffee and vanilla at the core, with subtle, yet complementary bourbon laced throughout.. back to coffee with a lightly metallic bourbon on the finish.. not terribly complex, but solidly constructed. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. toasty.. I could drink a whole lot of this.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Malty body with coffee roastyness, feels less bright then the previous version. Malty chocolate, tobacco, lighter oak tones. Roast y with some ash like presence and a hint of vanilla in the finish. Good, but i prefer the stock version.
LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! A delicious stout! Aroma was perfect. A strong blend of coffee, oak, bourbon and roasted chocolate malt. Pour was perfect as well. Deep dark black with a two finger tan head and a huge sediment pile on the bottom of the glass (nice!). Taste was a little weaker than the aroma but still great. Chocolate and coffee provide the backbone and is very full and strong. After the swallow oak and bourbon come up through the sinuses and coat the back of the tongue. Nice carbonation. Great beer!
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee maybe a hint of bourbon. Chocolate and caramel roast stout. Good stout.
biggirlpanties (127) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a little bit like pie crust, but also a bit soapy, some vanilla, a bit of roast. It’s very dark, with a tall head that leaves spotty lace. Taste is a bit watery for me, coffee, roast, graham cracker, pretty bitter coffee finish. Palate is pretty thin for me, but not terrible. Overall, it’s pretty okay, but I taste no bourbon, which seems to be the point of the beer. Shared with tarheels86.
GT2 (7044) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL courtesy of biggirlpanties. The pour is a near black with a large, dense, sheen, deep brown mocha head. Very nice retention and big webby and sheety lace. Aroma is really not doing it for me: floral, chemical, pool cleaner, lemon, sweet lemon drops. Nothing that reminds me of coffee, roast, stout, bourbon, oak, even just beer. Could be a box of old lemon drops. Taste is oily and soapy/watery dichotomy. Light olive, watery roast. Thinner palate: watery and then oily switching back and forth. Somehow inferior to Beer Geek Breakfast.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium black body, a dark tan head rises at least five fingers, great retention and lace, plus the head looks puffy really good... a very disappointing nose, firstly its very weak, secondly the bourbon does not show off at all, mostly some light creamy coffee, thirdly the great notes of the base beer which I love in all other forms is missing... taste is better shows off the bourbon, but still pedestrian overall, taste is bland, a little light coffee, a hint of vanilla, putting me to sleep... on a plus side the mouthfeel is really nice... SO disappointing, the worst breakfast stout they’ve done, and a really pour barrel aged beer