RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Well made. Very good.
htzpah (78) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty and creamy nose. Very chocolate oriented flavors. Nicely hidden alcohol. The aging hasn't dulled the beer, bourbon sweetness is subtle.
BLADT (577) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Black pour. Thin beige head. Coffee vanilla nose. Full body. Sweet. Lots of vanilla. Chocolate milk. Not bad.
GIJOE (619) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with very little head. Vanilla, bourbon and bakers chocolate in the nose. Taste is of burnt molasses, mild peat, vanilla, and bourbon. OK mouthfeel, kind of oily. Pretty good brew?
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thorongil2 (1188) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of wet wood, roast, chocolate liquor; rich, bit boozy flavour, not too complex but still tasty
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2014 Pours a very dark brown thatís nearly black. A thick bubbly tan colored creamed head that dissipates quick. A nice smell of nutty vanilla and roasty chocolate all dipped in bourbon. The flavors bring out mainly a cheap strong bourbon and a chocolate vanilla mix. Still drinks somewhat thin. Not drinkable at all. The alcohol really settles in a layer of chocolate uncomfortably on the mouth and in the stomach. Not too big of a fan of this one.
miggle (147) - FŁrth, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drought@howells&hood: poors dark with a brown head. Smell is of wood, caramel and chocolate. Taste is dominate by whiskey with chocolate and malt beside it. Interesting and good.
Crompt (112) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I still believe that this is hands down the best bourbon stout in terms of year round availability at a reasonable price. It also happens to be a pretty decent stout. Iíd probably give it a tad lower rating if it werenít for those two reasons but I have to give credit where it is due when I can go into most every grocery store where I live and pick up a bottle at any time. That has to count for something...
DrYeast (7) - - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Far and away my favorite all year stout. I can get it anywhere year round. Great flavor and aroma. A bomber will do ya, but the alcohol isnít overpowering.
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Bourbon and oak aromas. Creamy with dark chocolate and espresso upfront turning to strong bourbon and vanilla in the lasting finish.