corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark chestnut brown with mahogany edges when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger foamy tan head. Decent retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves spots of lacing behind.
Chocolate malt aroma with subtle bourbon, earthy oak and vanilla.
Lighter bodied tha I expected but not thin. Silky chocolate maltiness with hints of caramel and toffee. Not roasty at all. Surprising dark fruit notes including cherry, plum and raisin which provide a nice balance to the heavy malt presence. Subtle bourbon presence that isnít overpowering, letting the other flavors shine through. Earthy oakiness with a nice touch of vanilla which adds to the smoothness of the beer. This in combination with the well masked ABV make this beer pretty quaffable. Slightly dry finish.
jskopis (4) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dragons milk is the stuff legends are made of. A big beer although lacking the hoppy goodness one of my favorites.
Bullit (4389) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Food Dance. Amazing smell of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, chocolate and roasted coffee. Touch of vanilla. Very balanced, developing aroma. Flavour of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon and vanilla. Bitter and fairly sweet finish.
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into pint class. The aroma is caramelly and alcoholic like a bourbon. It pours almost black with a nice tan head atop it. The flavor is sweet caramel, vanilla, sweet chocolate, and bourbon. Itís like a dessert in a bottle. It lingers a little heavy on the palate, like you ate a bowl of ice cream. Very good, but 22 ounces of the stuff is a bit heavy on the stomach. Almost too sweet; could use a little bitterness.
jake65 (3349) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a stunning dark brown with a finger of creamy tan head. Oak is the first part of the aroma, followed by sweet maltiness, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes sweet with caramel and vanilla up front, finishing with a bourbon and oaked tail. Rich. Lingering bourbon is really sticking to my tongue...
vikingguy (1050) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep black. Light barely comes through even when held right up to a lamp. Fragrant...roasted malt and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, burnt toast, a little alchohol, but well hidden for the most part. Heavy mouthfeel, a little bite on the front end leads to a pleasant creamy texture. Long roasted malt and coffee finish. Gets sweeter as it warms, more milk chocolate notes. Best stout Iíve had. Great winter warmer.
matthewjk (1051) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber. Tracked down this one at Kroger of all places! I couldnít even find this at a local specialty shop. Interesting combination of malts, hops, and what taste like coconut. As described by brewer, the hints of bourbon do add a nice touch. Overall, Iím not a huge fan, but definitely worth drinking.
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2010 iíve had this beer a few times. on the most recent occasion, on draft. the first impression was coconut, that moved to a strong whiskey aftertaste. i wont be ordering this one again.
UPDATE 10-9-2010.. on tap at uptown. thin. dry canadian whiskey flavor. this beer is lacking complexity. drinkable but boring.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at steak house. Pours dark black with a small, creamy head. Dark tan with good lacing. Aroma is very bready. Chocolate and coffee with a strong alcohol character. Strong flavor of semi sweet chocolate. Slight hints of caramel with a strong roasted character ti finish it. Silky smooth mouth feel. Carbonation a bit prickly. A very good beer, itís a little sweet and a tad over carbonated.
nwiseman (200) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with bro for my b-day. Pours a deep golden brown with thick head. Taste is creamy smooth and sweet. Even better on the palate with a very smooth finish. This definitely gets a spot on my favorite stouts list. Canít wait to try it again.