neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Heorot and also bought a bottle and enjoyed a few days later. There is really no difference in taste between each of the two ways. This is one of the strongest bourbon-influenced stouts that I have had so far, which is saying quite a lot. The aroma is oozing of bourbon and chocolatey goodness, and the color is approaching complete darkness upon pour. From the initial smell you would believe it to be very pungent with its bourbon taste, almost to an overwhelming state, but it really isn’t. Other than a slight (very slight) dip in aftertatse, this is a terrific bourbon barrel stout.
bierkoning (11862) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015 Bottle, thanks PotjeBier! Black colored. Malt, soft roast and abundant bourbon and vanilla in the aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor with bourbon, vanilla and chocolate. Creamy, warming, Nice.
joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Artistic Table. It pours a dark brown color with a khaki head. The aroma has some anise, licorice and cola. The flavor is sweet with cola, vanilla, anise and coffee. A little wood. The body is a little weak for such a big beer. Decent, but not great. A little too sweet, simple and lifeless.
growler6 (96) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I get brandy aromas more so than bourbon with chocolate, vanilla and a little dried fruit. Has some similarities to a Dubbel minus the carbonation.
Not a monster but enjoyable.
ansalon (2437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium foamy mocha head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, oak, muscovado sugar, roasted , roasted nuts. Taste is sweet and roasted with barrel notes and moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is velvety and full bodied with low carbonation. Very good!
Andrew196 (1276) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate milky booze aroma with notes of mint, dark brown, amber edges. Lots of dark roast and wood on the tongue along with sweet chocolate milk, pretty full, heavy at first but sharp on the finish. Good beer.
Lefty431 (7) - - APR 19, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very good. Dark beer. Very rich and heavy. Good if your looking for a comforting drink to have and plan not to do ANYTHING after you have had one.
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zubblwump (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m no beer rating expert, but I do know what I like...and I really like this beer. It pours dark, almost black., Aroma is strong...very pleasant. It’s buttery smooth, very tasty and "feels" warm, even when cold. There is almost no bitterness. Sitting here now drinking this beer again, it’s even better than I remembered.
phillybass (90) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It's syrup. But it's really tasty syrup that will get you drunk. Doesn't seem like 11 percent.
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yourilevesque (1063) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Merci à Marc-André pour le partage! Une bière presque noire présentant un mince filme huileux en guise de mousse. Arômes laiteuse qui présentent des notes presque aigres d’un vieillissement prolongé en barrique. Le liquide est un réel milk stout impérial sans être véritablement rond. Bel équilibre du sucre lacté et de la barrique. Le bourbon me paraît également bien balancé dans cet ensemble à la buvabilité exceptionnelle que je me suis envoyé en trois gorgées!
AndyW68 (1334) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice black pour with tan head. Aroma is chalky cocoa and roast malt. Taste is chocolate,wood, mild bourbon and roasted malt. Very enjoyable. Perfect for a bonfire on a cool night.