DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it on tap. Pours black with a rich, creamy, finger length, tan hed that does not dissipate. You can smell Woodford Reserve from a foot away. At a closer distance, I picked up aromas of dark chocolate and a bit of both woody and roasty notes. Really thick and creamy mouthfeel, bourbon and dark chocolate aftertaste. My only critique of this awesome beer is the bourbon may be too much.
PartyFowle (452) - - MAY 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Onyx. One inch of head the color of graham cracker has decent retention, but becomes a thin top layer eventually. Coffee, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate in the nose. The java is like sharp, oily espresso. Tangy, sweet flavor. Coffee is more subdue here, and there’s more sweet bourbon. Beans are again oily, and there’s an almost sour dark cherry thing going on. Rich, bittersweet chocolate. Smooth, with some vanilla and charred oak. Quite warming on the way down. Thinner body than you’d think. A bit too sweet overall, but I like the level of coffee and its balance with the barrel.
RobertDale (4090) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malt, and bourbon. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, and some vanilla. Very coffee forward. Nice.
JohnnyJ (4809) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour, with a biege head. Smooth chocolate, bourbon, espresso, sweet malts, and some boozy whiskey. Good.
raoul_duke (146) - - APR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful chocolate coffee aroma. Big foamy head which lingers nicely. Very dark brown with moderate thickness. Taste has an awesome carbonated coffee flavor with a touch of chocolate sweetness on the end. Very nice. Could be thicker.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
hazy sepia, thin cream ring. Ashy nose, green and spicy with light roast. Front palate is sweet, light roast and anise, thin and salty, sticky through light green.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th March 2015
Bottle share gathering at Bruce’s. Hazy dark red - brown beer, decent tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth and mild dark malts with touches of dark chocolate and coffee. Fruity bourbon, very fruity. Woody dryness and a trace of vanilla. Finishes light and semi dry. Great flavours but they could do with a more luxuriant palate to showcase them.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Many thanks to Bruce for this one. Dark black / brown coloured pour with a lasting medium tan head. Aroma is big liquorice, bourbon, cocoa, mellow mocha coffee, some coffee bean. Flavour is composed of vanilla oak Bourbon, woody, oak coco, bit of tangy roast. Palate is rounded, spritzy harsh carbonation, semi sweet, semi dry finish. Some oak woody tanin. Big lingering coffee in the finish.
Theydon_Bois (12078) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, thanks to our host with the most, 06/03/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is coffee grinds, bourbon tones, chocolate, light spice, woody, toffee.
Taste comprises rich chocolate, vanilla fudge, light black pepper, subtle bourbon BA, coffee grinds.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid coffee impy, good balance, BA pitched well.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer can do a wheelie on a unicycle... Pours black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma furnishes a fantastic fusion of espresso, chocolate, vanilla and toasted coconut with a dark, rich cup of deeply roasted mocha. Medium to full-bodied with brisk carbonation. The flavor is a collage of dark chocolate, espresso and a splash of acidic, acrid sourmash whiskey. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter) with notes of cocoa and coffee clinging to my palate and tongue for a good while after each sip. Very nice. Way to go, Revolution! Thanks goes out to BBB63 for setting me up with this bottle of world-class beer.
The_Osprey (2916) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share, thanks to Bruce. 8.5%. Very dark brown, small foamy brown head, light lacing. Aroma is coffee, toffee, vanilla bourbon. Body is medium, quite foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is tangy malts, light whisky, dry, more coffee and toffee, some alcohol showing up in the flavour. Nice.