bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Speakeasy. Rich deep viscous black pour with nice darker tan head that falls to a thin layer pretty quickly. Nose of deep roast, touch of chocolate and dried raisins soaked in vanilla infused bourbon. Good thicker mouth feel, carbonation is a bit lively for the style. Boozey dark fruit, licorice, charred malt. Finishes too ashy and with harsh vodka booze for me. Taste way hotter than 9.5%.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL silver wax. Clear deep red pour, weak foam. Nose is char, burnt pan, burnt pie crust, heavy red licorice. Taste is sweet up front, powerful dark chocolate in the back. Solid finish with lemon acid, dark chocolate. No bourbon.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a brown head. Booze and oak aromas. Big booze, mild chocolate, and roasted malt notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours dark brown/black color with brown head. Aromas of bourbon and roasted malts. Roasted malt and bourbon flavors with some wood, vanilla and coffee. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: † Black, thin to moderate foamy brownish head, spotty lacing. † Woody aroma, ashy, minor campfire, some sweet roasted malts, lactose, with light sweat. † Woody, roasty, slight bourbon and vanilla. † Not as big as I hoped, but at least its not too light. † Lots of apple and pear skin on the backside. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Ash and campfire on the finish. † Lingering sweet roasted malts, bourbon, and woodiness. † Decent, not a big one, very moderate, but decent.
ivyman123 (16) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
So good I had to lower my best ratings. Beautiful presentation as I peel off the silver wax sitting above the spooky eyes. High carbonation. Thick cappuccino head that sticks around a while. Aroma of coffee, nuts, and toasty Russian grains. A burst of magic on the lips. Medium to heavy taste with a complex roasty palate and finish. I am getting bored with reviewing stouts, though I so enjoy them.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a light brown head. Chocolate and bourbon aroma with vanilla. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with toffee and light marshmallow. Medium-plus bodied. Bourbon and toffee/caramel linger with chocolate.
Ktwse (1234) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma melasses, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light peats. Taste is boozy sweet with smoke and barrel notes before a coffee bitter finish. Body is rich and creamy with flat carbonation.
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kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with low off white head
Aromas of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla
Nice creamy, rich, full bodied. Coffee, chocolate dominating
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brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with a tan head. Smokey aroma, metallic, and acidic. Very mild bourbon, maybe some oak, and chocolate. Roasted malt and a bit of coffee, too. The flavor is bland and acidic. Smoke, roasted malt, and just a touch of bourbon. Some oak, chocolate, and coffee.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Bill, pours dark brown with light beige head and sporadic lacing. Lots of pear, bourbon, and chalky chocolate in the nose. Malt, wet wood, cocoa, and dark fruit dominate the flavor. Nice stout.