bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black beer with a big tan head. Toffee and rich malt aroma. Rich malt and chocolate flavor with toffee. Medium bodied. Chocolate and toffee linger with rich malt.
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Pangaea at Shelton's Bros night, no head on this pour, boozy at first, but ultimately great. very balanced; some sweet, some coffee.
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lefossoyeur (551) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as hell with a thin mocha brown veil. Delicate nose with dried fruits, chocolate and hints of roastiness. Super full body, loads of fruits, mocha and a light bourbon on the palate. Everlasting finale of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Superb stout.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
March 2009 25cl bottle: pours an oily opaque with a large airy froth of dark beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with some vanilla bourbon notes and a hint of fruity tartness. Starts with pretty good fullness and light effervescence with sweet sticky dark malts and some ashy smoke and mild bourbon oak before a drier roasty finish. Has good complexity with some fruity notes throughout.
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very dark brown, almost black, reddish-brown head. Nose is heavy with caramel, red wine, malts, coffee, licorice, spice, some boozy hints. Taste beings with red wine tinges, then comes the spice, wood, vanilla, roast notes. Finish is bourbon, booze, slight sourness and more licorice. Full body, oily mouthfeel, heavy palate. Big and powerful.
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Beer Trappe. Tart wine taste complemented by cherries. Chocolate over that with some dry roast. Bourbon is slight. Tasty.
Minderbinder (3186) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with huge dark brown head. Intense lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is of sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, bitter, alcohol, boubon. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Very good. Nice drinkability. Awesome balance. This is one heavy IS out of not so many that I would gladly drink a couple glasses of.
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Minimal tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some whisky, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light vanilla. Full body, some stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, prune, fig, and raisins with roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, plums, raisins, oak, light earthy hops, and light bourbon. Flavor is rich, roasted malt and coffee forward with good supporting dark chocolate, ash, dark fruit esters, earthy hops, and oak; light bourbon undertones throughout. Medium/full body and low carbonation.