holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter at the pub. Pours a deep black with a beige creamy ring of a head. Strong nice coffee aroma with lots of chocolate, wood, and vanilla. The flavor is similar, strong in coffee chocolate and vanilla. The malts are fairly sweet, which gets old. I’d like it more on the dry side like Hugene.
solidfunk (4701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast, some coffee. Brown pour with ok head and lacing. Light bitterness. Some thickness in this. Good balance. Shared at tasting by Travlr.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Pretty black-brown pour, ring of tan foam. Spicy coffee, tart chocolate. Rich tannic fruit, nicely spicy. Nice and tasty.
GenDV138 (2442) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, caramel, light whiskey. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brony Bottle Share. Brown. Huge espresso grounds aroma. Taste is burnt boozy brownies. Nice.
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Travlr’s. deep brown with a small head. Nose is really roasty. Espresso beans, cocoa, chocolate. Cocoa and coffee flavour. Donut and brown sugar sweetness.
kraddel (4171) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours rather black . Smell is herbal coffee , sharp . Taste is Bitter, coffee ( green coffee ) rather sharp as well . bit oaty , sharp finish . rather thin mouthfeel .
UDBeernut (1915) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yeah, boy, where to begin with this one. First off bomber was split with the wife. Nose is full of coffee. Taste is astringent black coffee, no note of barrel aging. No oak, no bourbon. Thin body with dryness that lingers. This left me unimpressed.
ryanfolty (1944) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 28, 2014 - bottle from Famous. Dark brown pour with big head that faded quickly. Aroma and taste of coffee, roasted malt and bourbon. Slight dry and bitter finish. Medium body with minimal carbonation.
Rando7 (763) - Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown/black with medium tan head. Aroma huge coffee. Coffee dominates the flavor as well, a little chocolate, roast and bourbon. Thin porter palate with high carbonation. Finish coffee.
I wonder if there is some batch variation since this was unbalanced and the coffee was very forward. Pretty good coffee but it really washed out all of the other flavors.
DialSquare (3096) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Local Cantina in Grandview: deep brown pour, tan head. roasty malt and bourbon aroma. dark fruit, milky chocolate, syrupy, light on the coffee. thin palate but creamy. fun sipper. - 7.4