arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up a bottle mostly based off of Firestone Walker’s rep, $15. Standard stout appearance, the first glass I poured had a head but each subsequent refill did not. Aroma was weird, peanuts, touch of whiskey (or bourbon), and astringent alcohol, not nice. The flavor was better, very subtle coffee notes, whiskey and a really cool peanut butter and chocolate combo. Overall I was pretty let down by this after loving FW barrel aged beers. Maybe this was an old bottle and the coffee has faded?
edit: just checked the bottle and it is dated 08/30/12 so this was not an old bottle by any means bummer
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-17-2012 17:30:31
DCLawyer (1941) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->snifter. Black with huge frothy tan head. A: chocolate malt, nuts, toffee, roasted malts, coffee, hint of booze. T: coffee grounds, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, booze. Quite good.
Martinus (4064) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquorice, vanilla and chocolate. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee, light caramel, hops. Full, thick body. Bitter finish, liquorice root, light sour note. Bit sweet, quite boozy.
(from 75cL bottle @ Let’s drink all of Rich’s American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)
tderoeck (6611) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/VIII/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ We’re drinking all of Rich’s American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1086) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small fizzy beige head, non adhesive, unstable. Aroma: very rich, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, bit sourish. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very alcoholic and boozy, bitter, roasted, caramel, molasses, bit smoky. Aftertaste: alcohol, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bit hoppy, roasted, some coffee, a lot of coffee actually. Didn’t know anything about the beer beforehand, looks like i got a lot of it right. Sourness from the wine barrels, bourbon, coffee, ... So, even at the end of such a big tasting, still got my senses serving me right! ;-)
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is roasted coffee and maybe some bourbon. Taste is bourbon and coffee with some smoke.
olio (8059) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours dark ruby red color with a small beige head. Quite appealing aroma, roasted malts, bourbon, ripe fruits, vanilla, faint coffee and chocolate, some caramel too. Quite sweet flavor with vanilla, caramel, faint syrup and some ripe fruit notes, licorice, not that roasty, some coffee bitterness and dark malts. Alcohol it’s quite well hidden. Quite sweet, maybe a tad too sweet flavor, but the aroma is quite awesome. Excellent.
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, rich caramel sweetness and bourbon. Flavour of roasted malts, caramel sweetness, vanilla, strong red wine notes, herbal notes and tart wooden notes. Full bodied. Oily. Aroma was excellent, but flavour is a bit overwhelming. Still nice.
laiti (7700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has sweet bourbon tones and licorice. Flavour has licorice, sweet bourbon, vanilla and rye pudding. Also some porto. Very intensive, very sweet, very great. Reminds me of Bells Black Note - this is just more oaty and malty. I would love to have a bottle of this with a great two-hour movie.
tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, mämmi, licorice, hints of oakiness and vinous notes. Taste is vinous, slightly roasty and sweet with loads of licorice, hints of oak, wood and berries. Finish is heavy with vinous notes, sweet syrup, licorice, oak, wood and vanilla. Quite vinous and sweet.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - AUG 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml from Cigarette City, Seabrook. Used motor oil color with thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, deep roasted grains, burnt coffee grounds, dark fruits. Mild bourbon notes/ leans more on oak rather than bourbon.
Flavor is bitter coffee, roasted malts, anise, light char underneath a mild bourbon treatment. Lots of dark fruit notes, raisins, red grapes, figs. Mouthfeel is nice and full with an oak finish. Very nice, wanted more coffee but I also have no idea the age of the bottle. Still a fine sipper overall.