TheJvd (1196) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small sample during Carnivale Brettanomyces ’16. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate, dark chocolate, some roast and sugar. Taste is very thick with dark chocolate, some roast, sweetness. Full body, light carbo. Nice stuff.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - AUG 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle from trade with bytemesis. Thank you Mike! Black color with brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, some coffee, vanilla, wood, alcohol, whiskey, fruity, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared @ RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown pour with a small head. Rich toasted grain and dark chocolate. Some singed grass and toasted wood. Flavor is hot, spicy and sweet. Boozy barrel. Some caramel and bitter dark chocolate. Earthy roast. Rich and fat. Oily. Good, straightforward BA impy.
ctipping (1346) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Peg’s. Originally reviewed 7/24/2011.
Jet black body with an ample chocolate head. It dies down a little quickly to a brown ring around the top. Wisps of lace on the surface and as I swirl it around, staining the inside of the glass. Nice.
Smells of bourbon, oh my. A second whiff reveals some coconut and strong dark chocolate. More bourbon ensues. Wow.
Tastes much like the aroma, only richer. Bourbon with coconut and chocolate at first. A nice, caramel midrange flavor (with bourbon) followed by a rich, dark chocolate creaminess (with bourbon) and a coffee bitterness in the finish (with some bourbon). Loads of bourbon, but somehow it never overwhelms the other flavors.
Great body. Thick and chewy, but it isn’t sweet. Hardly any alcohol burn. Perfect for a stout of this caliber.
Nearly perfect in every way. One of the best bourbon stouts I’ve ever had. I’m stunned. I was prepared to drink a beer that had been overhyped, but it is delicious.
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, little brown head. Aroma is really bourbon forward, some slight peatness, loads of cocoa and vanilla. A bit thin mouthfeel. Barrel is almost overpowering. Very nice though
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Whiskey, vanilla, wood, bitter chocolate, some dark fruits, and roast.
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle, huge thanks to Kermis for sharing. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Dark chocolate aroma, vanilla, bourbon, licorice, raisin notes, figs, caramel, some tar and cocoa powder. Dark chocolate flavor, bourbon, vanilla notes, raisins, hazelnuts, some warming alcohol, caramel, tar notes, some licorice, and ice coffee. Delicious.
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Bottle, small sample. Black. Overwhelming roasty Maltaroma. Malty sweet flavor, alcoholic, roast. NO carbon. Good, ill need more of this.
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
small sample by Kermis. black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolade, malts, roast, whisky, sugary. Taste is quite sweet, syrup, burnt malts, coffee, whisky, looking forward to taste more of this after this little amount
Borresteijn (6359) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample provided by kermis, cheers Chris! Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, whisky, booze, brown sugar, rhum, coffee. Flavour is boozy, hard-roasted malts, burnt, liquorice, coffee, chocolate brownie, fudge, tar, lots of roast, whisky, bitter finish. Full bodied. Great, would love to try more.