GT2 (8180) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Slaterís 50/50 Rancho. Inky pour with minimal foam. Sweet, heavy sugar aroma with barrel and coconut. Taste is dense with high alcohol, thick licorice, tootsie roll, mild warming alcohol. Chalky finish with tannic pecan shell. Super sweet body. Papery finish. Harsher aftertaste.
davey101 (650) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Ale brewed with pecans, wheat & rye, with one quarter aged in bourbon barrels" so the inspiration behind this beer is the Kentucky Derby pie, something I have never had the pleasure of trying before. My loss! 22 oz bomber into a teku glass and allowed to warm up a bit. Bottled on 06/27/13.
A - Pours a pitch black body with 2-3 fingers worth of thick kahki foam with some rising carbonation that ends quickly. Settling down this leaves behind an entire fingers worth of dense foam that lasts for an impressively long time. A swirl generates some wispy fingers with excellent lacing and long lasting retention. This beer does look fantastic.
S - Starts off with some pecans, brown sugar, light spice and toffee. At first this gets bombarded by a wall of oak but allowing it to breath calms that down a bit. The bourbon is not noticeable at all, instead its just an oaky wood element with some fusel heat. A bit of a mess here to be honest.
T - Starts off with nutty pecans, sweet brown sugar and caramel. The flavors are seemingly all over the place with spice, oak, and vanilla strewn about. Almost no chocolate or roast presence which is odd given the fact that its a stout, this seems very American strong ale like. The finish is overly bitter which clashes uncomfortably against the high abv. Why is this 13%!!? The mouth feel is very pleasant though, dense and creamy and just about perfect.
O - I was really excited by this beer when I fist heard about it but unfortunately it did not do much for me. It seems like a bit of a mess with ingredients just thrown at it. Its overly sweet and far too boozy with little redeeming qualities.
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
13% ABV Bomber from 7/16/13. Pours thick with a near black hued body and a large and mostly retentive tan head. Good lace and some alcohol legs. Aromas are of brown sugar, licorice/anise, pecans, toasted malt, vanilla, cola and bourbon. A bit of fudgy chocolate. Dark fruit, raisins. Flavors are of alcohol, medium sweetness, ashy roast, chocolate, fudge, pecans, some anise. Boozy finish. Light rye and toasted malt. A bit of subdued tannin. Full and viscous body, medium to medium high carbonation. Sticky and warming.
JohnnyJ (4226) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick sugary black pour, with almost zero head. This is one big heavy, sugar bomb beer. Sweet chocolate, sugar, dark fruit, boozy bourbon, nuts (pecan), alcohol, and some molasses. Quite boozy and hard to drink. I have mixed feelings about this one.
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a viscous, opaque black with some cloudy beige head. Nose is mild, cracker, spice, light molasses, burnt toast, light vanilla. Flavor has heavy black pepper, molasses, caramel, vanilla, wheat chaff. Full bodied. Great structure. Could probably age this a bit too.
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Cocoa and nutty aroma, sweet with molasses and dark fruit. Flavor incorporates molasses and anise, cocoa, dark fruit, soy tones, maybe hinting at bourbon. Itís pretty nice, but rather intense.
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black pour, decent amount of carbonation and an aroma of chocolate and booze. Flavor is also nice thick rich chocolate, hints of nuts, licorice and vanilla and some soy sauce & whiskey. Decent for $10/bottle.
warhawk91 (293) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at J. Timothyís in Plainville, CT. Jet black pour with a milk chocolate head, alcohol legs and minimal lacing. Smell is woody, with bakerís chocolate, espresso, molasses, and booze. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, oak and a big alcohol kick. A lot if flavors at work here. Texture is silky smooth, complimenting the style. Fun beer to drink, but watch out for that 13% ABV!
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/26/2013: Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout... Aroma: Dark chocolate, roasty malt, some cherry; not as complex as I had expected. Appearance: Near black in color with a small brown head. Flavor: Lots of warming alcohol shows pretty quickly; a bit sharp at first with more vanilla and a nutty character coming through with subsequent sips; hoopy finish with a moderate bitterness overall; espresso-like finish; a general creaminess overall with some bourbony notes hiding in the background and become a bit more noticeable as the beer warms. Palate: Thick, silky smooth, and creamy. Overall: Quite good, but not as great as I had hoped; definitely worth trying though.
Draught (pint) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #85 for this beer.
Johnsense (753) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, offwhite head. Boozy bourbon/vanilla aroma. Getting lots of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, wheat, some heat from the alcohol. Vicious full body.