njager246 (342) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a lot of chocolate with a bourbon backing...A wonderful vanilla and chocolate with a lot of bourbon... beautiful!
Atom (1277) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate, with a nice oak bourbon backing. Velvety texture, smooth milk and dark chocolate, malt, vanilla, not overpowering complementing bourbon oak presence. Nice!
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear deep dark color with evident ruby highlights. Some head clings to the glass. Nose is chocolates, toasty malts, coffee, char, burnt, sweet caramels, boozey bourbon, oak. Flavor is vanilla, sweet bourbons, caramel, oak, boozey. Warming character. Pretty damn tasty. A little on the boozey side and could have a little more body. Seemed thin. For the style.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Perrin: Silky, oiled up black body with a beige & gray colored foam that stretches towards the collared edges. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, tannin, malted chocolate (almost Ovaltine-like), & some syrupy sweetness in the background... I want to say maple syrup, but it’s not quite "maple-y" enough. Perhaps sweetness from the malted milk? Taste is full of mild malted chocolate notes; relatively sweet but balanced with a whiskey warmth over a background of vanilla, burnt & crystallized sugars, & mildly astringent oak tannins. Whiskey & chocolate candy bar aftertaste, perhaps with a mild hint of mallow. Very nice brew.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black with minimal head. Mild bourbon and lots of chocolate. Smooth and delicious. Complex flavors.
ebone1988 (203) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is bourbon, malt, chocolate, roasty. Appearance is black, light brown head. Taste is bourbon, marshmallow, malted milk ball, straight up, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thinner than I like, sticky, good carbonation. Overall, this beer would be even better if it was thicker, but that’s my only complaint.
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. The pour is black with a nice head. The aroma has some faint bourbon smell to it with some chocolate. The taste is a little harsh bourbon. Good sweet stout underneath it though.
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Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep opaque brown-black body with orange edges, thin dense cream coffee nose. Heavy, chalky chocolate and roasted nose with oak barrel notes. Sharp chocolaty body, lots of sharp sugars and roasted malt, with oak barrel, marshmallows, and loads of toffee increasing with warmth, in addition to alcohol notes. Airy and a tad thin. Quite nice.
Mittenator (1203) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at crunchy's. near black with a small head. Wood, vanilla and malt aromas. Similar flavors with some tart booze at the end. Really good.