GTAEgeek (1318) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage on tap at the Brick Store Pub 17th Anniversary. Pours black, with a thin head. the aroma is milk chocolate, black cherries, caramel, and toffee. Nice, candy sweetness, with a mild, pleasant sourness. Medium to heavy body, oily, and a little watery. This keg might’ve been a little infected, but it was still delicious.
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from homer, many thanks brody. pours dark, no head. at first appearance seems flat.big surprise, i know. nose is full of bourbon, mild chocolate. taste begins with light sweetness, chocolate, pitted fruit, then onslaught of bourbon. full body. the lack of carb works in its favor, keeps everything lingering.
williamstome (1035) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, big brown head. Huge aroma of whiskey, oak and candied fruits. Great flavor of alcohol, whiskey, and chocolate. Full bodied. Fantastic.
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: From Dranken Geers, had in a hotel room at Grand Hotel, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, coffee.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate.
RussianDragon (564) - - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7 bottle was purchased by Dreadnaught33 in Costa Mesa, CA in February, 2013. Pours black with a decent head and great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, rich creamy stout, buttery and sweet. Flavor is creamy, buttery stout with a very prominent bourbon component. Alcohol is present, but the beer is not overly boozy. Chocolate finish.
jayzz (418) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes really good with a smooth caramel sweet flavor aroma. Has a fizzy palate with a slight hop bitter long finish. Dark amber brown in color.
hohops (386) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Appearance= oil. Pitch black, nothing escaping at all. Not much head, just a mocha coloured rim around the edge. Alcohol legs definitely detectable. Aroma- vanilla, leather hints, a bit of coffee but more chocolatey , burnt sugar, toasted coconut, bitter chocolate, bourbon, boozy, cocoa hints, fudge. Smells lovely. Taste- intense, and big flavours hit you. Lots of chocolate, burnt treacle, the bourbon then comes through with vanilla hints, plenty of bitterness, chocolate fudge cake, sticky and slightly oily mouthfeel, with some alcohol warmth- you can tell it’s a big beer. The finish lingers for ages and clings to the mouth. Some espresso characteristics towards the end. Very viscous (unsurprisingly). The carbonation is quite soft, and maybe a bit more would help things along, but this is pretty much the only criticism. This is a superb brew.
skullgeorge (57) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAY 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Pours black with a very thin lace of beige head that disappears fast. Amazing aromas of oak, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Taste is also fantastic with vanilla from bourbon in the front and oak and chocolate to follow strong. Licorice and full bodied. Bittersweet aftertaste and low carbonation. Really amazing brew !!!
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4yr old bottle, 2010. Pours very dark with a brown mocha head that quickly dissolved. The aroma is of oak, carmel malts, vanilla, and a medium intensity of sweet bourbon booze. The older viscosity has a very good aroma. Tasting this brew I noticed a pleasant bourbon flavor with mild chocolate notes, vanilla, sugary carmel sweetness, soft dark fruit character, and a nice lightly roasted malt taste. The finish has a bitter sweet flavor that is overwhelmed by a pleasant boozy taste. Overall this is a very solid beverage and I enjoyed the barrel aged version over the old viscosity but just slightly. I would have this beverage again.
pfc514 (68) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a thin tan head.
Aroma of bourbon and some chocolate.
Bourbon comes first on the taste and is followed by dark chocolate and a surprising faint tartness at the end. More chocolate on the finish.
Some carbonation and a long lasting mouthfeel. This is a good one.
Almost like a BBA stout, but with some slight differences. This is a fantastic beer. The tartness is perfectly balanced with the chocolate and bourbon. I could drink a bunch of these. Glad I randomly decided to grab the last bottle at my local bottle shop.