jbdpsu82 (95) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nitro tap at Al's. deep black, can't even see glass logo bc brew is so dark. Thin brown head that lingers. Smell is bourbon with a hint of coffee aroma. Taste is bourbon up front with a bitter coffee aftertaste. Surprisingly smooth and booze is well-hidden. Excellent beer
reggiedunlop (3538) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black witha thin mocha head. Aroma has awesome coffee...loads of it...nice mild bourbon and a hint of vanilla...a touch of toasted coccnut. Flavor has good roastiness, notable bourbon (ever so slightly boozy), mild vanilla and toasted coconut, and nice coffee. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is wonderful bourbon/toasted coconut...very warming. Beautiful beer!
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The nose brings soft, creamy mocha notes. Pours thick, black dark coffee blackish in color with a small dark caramel head. Flavor is super smooth, not alcohol bite at all, with light toffee roasted malt flavors and a creamy mocha flavored ending. Delightful!
jra1983 (32) - york haven, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose was a nice roastey, charr, some nice dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla with bourbon notes following up.
Appearance was pitch black with a nice chocolate head.
Taste was awesome coffee, chocolate, vanilla and good bourbon background. Great mouthfeel on this also. Pretty good barrel aged coffee stout from a small brewer!
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours pitch black with a nice one finger tan head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass. Nothing overly amazing looking, just the typical stout really.
S - Smells of warm bourbon, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a bit of booze. The regular version is all coffee and that is still present but the bourbon really helps to round it all out.
T - Starts off with a beautiful mix of chocolate and coffee quickly giving way to the smooth, warm bourbon and some light vanilla sweetness. Some residual sweetness and a bit of drying tannins round things out, lingering on the palate for quite awhile after the finish.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, warm feel is remarkably easy to drink. The added feel compared to the porter really seems to help this one out.
O - I absolutely love the regular little amps version but this is on a whole other level. The pappy barrel really helps to smooth it all out and add that nice mellow bourbon note to the equation. Outstanding beer, tastes remarkably similar to KBS. My only knock it that it is a touch hot, if it was bottled I would age it for six months and it would be prefect.