budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, almost no head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and light soy sauce. Taste is coffee, barrel, vanilla, roast and cocoa. Really delicious barrel aged coffee stout. Medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel.
AZBennett (74) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 vintage. Pours black and viscous with a tiny tan head that is gone in an eye blink. Aromas are cocoa, coffee, barrel, vanilla and licorice. Flavors are lovely coffee infused chocolate and vanilla tinged stout with a hint of wood, dash of smoke and a lingering raisin and licorice flavor. Palate is just a tad bit light, but develops nicely as this warms and ends up spot on. Overall, this is super solid and would satiate my Parabola fix when that lovely beer is not around.
rbrazell (955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Proof. Black pour with a creamy brown head. Rich chocolate, vanilla, barrel and coffee aroma. Thick chewy chocolate flavor profile with espresso, roasted malts, vanilla, coconut and barrel. Fantastic, non overbearing barrel character and hardly any booze. Goddamn tasty beverage.
kcorum10 (83) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mellowmushroom City North. Pours dark black with thin tan head. Has wonderful lacing throughout the glass. Aromas of chocolate, oak, mild coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee and itter chocolate with a mild warmth from the bourbon. Very well balanced anddelicious.
GIJOE (127) - Monterey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Post no Bills in Sand City, CA. Dark black with a milk chocolate-colored head that lingers a while. Nice lacing.
Aroma is toasted malt, coffee, hints of chocolate, vanilla, anise. Flavor is a delicate balance of sweetness and a nicely burnt bitterness.
Creamy mouthfeel and mellow carbonation.
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Markkind (9) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, rich chocolate and coffee notes. Black as the witch's heart. Definitely a proper session beer. Not too much bitterness, so has a good amount if drink ability for its style.
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jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent brownish black on tap with little to no head or lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hint of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is like a bourbon barrel Firestone Walker stout. Well damn.
jcnielsen (837) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with white head. Bourbon, roasty, vanilla, oak aromas. Bourbon, chocolate, oak, roasty flavors with some sugary sweetness at the end. Thick, chewy mouthfeel.
jjgmd (731) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich dark black color with a frothy java colored head. Smell is rich in alcohol and black licorice with some hints of a strong espresso. Taste is sweet with strong rich whiskey notes and dark chocolate. Finish is long with the whiskey notes lingering. A very rich and heavy stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (691) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice brown head and aroma of strong alcohol and licorice. Taste is sweet, of licorice, alcohol, and vanilla with a strong, burning finish with lots of whiskey notes throughout. Delicious brew, complex and lots of great flavor
hayduke (2926) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was from out my way in California and was sampled at an ESBLS tasting new St. Louis Pours jet black with a tan head. Nose is dark roasted malts and some smoke. Full body and smooth carbonated mouth feel. Velvet on the tongue The flavor is very rich and full of chocolate and the smoke appears in the finish as well along with some coffee. A super easy drinking and delicious beer. Loved this one.