Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is belgian sweet with dark fruits, molasses, and chocolate notes. Pours black with a chalky tan head which sticks around after it fizzles. Taste has peaty notes of oak, dark figs, roast coffee, slight licorice and molasses. Finally a belgian stout that tastes like a belgian ale. The bourbon is slightly present as a sweet peaty taste. Didn’t wow me like a barrel-aged stout should but it is very good.
swoopjones (5980) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk,mild aroma of roasted malts. medium roast, coffee notes, touch of twangyness and slight medicinal noted. Chalky mouthfeel, lighter bodied. Decent
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Usually not a big fan of the Belgian Stout style, but this one was aged in bourbon barrels so gave it a shot. Good balance of stout and Belgian, without too much of the Belgian sweetness. Nice stout, with a definite chocolate presence. Not too much in the way of bourbon, however.
puboflyons (2169) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 2012 big bottle. The pour is a deep ebony brown with a moderate short lasting head. An array of aromas fill my nose including sweet dark malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoke, cherry, and a dash of hops. The body is medium to full. The taste is malty up front with a wooden hard liquor character volleying with the sweetness followed by a moderate, lingering bitterness. Very nice beer indeed.
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle pours a thick dark brown with quickly vanishing tan head and slight lacing. Aroma is full of dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and vanilla with traces of chocolate and brandy. Body is medium to full without too much carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet and spicy with a spicy finish, with alcohol present. Very good, but not one of the greats.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness, and a little vanilla. Taste is yeast, roasted malt, chocolate, little vanilla, some bourbon. Dry aftertaste. The alcohol comes out in the nose as it warms. A very delightful beer.
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Nose has just a hint of sweetness, but the dry nose with some roasting and hops in there dominates. Taste is definitely of the Belgian style with the yeast, but not too sweet, like the style.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Medium density brown body under a foamy small beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is the best part of this beer. Notes of Belgian yeast, Belgian chocolate, vanilla, barrel, chocolate syrup, raisin,plum, slight brandy/bourbon. Flavor of dark semi-sweet chocolate, wet dark toast, dark fruits, wet wood bourbon barrels, charred wood, yeast. Not bad.
timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of vanilla, caramel, dark fruit and bourbon on the nose. Poured dark brown with a think tan head and appears reddish brown in the light. Tastes of roasted malt and plums and raisons with a bourbon and dark chocolate finish. Decent overall, starts a little sweet and finishes more bitter.
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Black with red and a ring. I smell chocolate and lesser vanilla. Chpcolate is tasted, too. Soft hs and some fruit. A bot of yeast. I like it.