Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite awesome. I really liked. VEry strong but very nice and thick. Black and with good features.
Palme (2667) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mudville 9. A deep dark brown one with a small light lacing soft brown top. Smells like a sweet stout with lots of milky chocolate but it also has a more darker side with heavy roasted malts and some nice dark coffee blended with hints of vanilla. Chocolate paper and Nesquick also comes to mind. Oh, yeah this is tasty. Tons of vanilla in this! Really packed with those nice small black seeds. Itís also filled with roasted goodies and chocolate. Not to sweet, but it has a date sweetness and lots of bourbon! Calvados and alcohol in the finish. Lovely stuff! 16.06.2013
Lognar (33) - - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the beer that got me into craft beer.
Appearance: Pours dark brown, a bit opaque in the light, but black as a stout should be with a miniscule head.
Smell: Vanilla, a bit of chocolate, and some bourbon sweetness.
Taste: My two favorite tastes: vanilla and a bit of bourbon. Really sweet too. Sweeter than most stouts, sweeter as it warms. Finishes with a bit of maltiness and alcohol. The alcohol burn is not as smooth as, say, KBS or Bourbon County, but those are in a different league. The burn might be a bit much for some, but not I.
Mouthfeel: Not too thick, medium bodied, a bit syrupy and sticky. Some carbonation. Leaves me licking my lips, not allowing a single taste to escape.
Overall: At 10% this is decently big beer, and you can feel it. Still though, this is one of my favorites. It plays strongly to my palate, and has nostalgia backing it as well. Itís readily available, which helps in the world of stouts where we clamor and scrounge certain months of the years for whatever limited releases and whales we can get our hands on. I am curious what a year or two in the cellar would do to it.
writerljberg (394) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Murky mahogany, creme head. Nice lacing.
N: Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, char, cocoa, raisin, cola, espresso, touch of cherry.
T: Malty sweetness backed by coffee bitterness. Some alcohol and smoke.
M: Very carbonated with a medium body. Oily texture. Big alcohol.
O: Worthy year round sipper. Not my favorite ever, but with all the one-off nonsense, itís great to have something like this.
mintzmeet (96) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like rum. Taste like chocolate, very buttery. Lil hint of Pepsi. DElicious stout.
KansaiBeerLvrs (874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer packs a helluva strong punch! Perfect for whiskey lovers.From Binnyís in Chicago. 10% A very dark strong beer, you can really tell it was aged in oak barrels, it gives it a definite whiskey like flavor. Too boozy for me...
novice101 (101) - - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a mocha head that dissipates quickly, smells of vanilla, bourbon, malts and some booze in the background. Taste is delicious it is a great beer from the get go, you get the malty sweetness with a hint of bourbon followed by vanilla and a good alcohol heat at the end. This beer is super think and creamy making it hard to drink more than one but it is great
Erikh04 (66) - - SEP 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great bourbon barrel stout. Don't know if I like it or bluegrass brewing's version better. Very smooth. Hides alcohol well.
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drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample Opaque dark black/brown. Nose vanilla milk chocolate and some alcohol. Bourbon up front. Chocolate and vanilla. Some mid palate sweet and hint of bitter finish.
Daniel719 (35) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an awesome beer. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 160oz glass. Comes our black with a minimal tan head and a little carbonation. The aroma is a bourbon and chocolate with little hints of vanilla. The taste is great. As soon as it hits your mouth you get a chocolate/vanilla mix. The back end is mostly bourbon. Itís the perfect combination. The beer is not too thin or thick. Itís just right. I actually prefer this beer over KBS.