pressboxjoe (210) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz, tulip, drunk at around 45-50 degrees. Lovely chocolate vanilla bourbon aroma. Black with light brown head that persists as 2-cm ring. Flavor more bitter coffee and chocolate than aroma led me to expect. Bitterness mellows after a few minutes. Chocolate dominates and bourbon is pleasant woody shadow.
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355 ML bottle
Black with a thin ruby layer. Dark tan ringed collar. Head holds up well.
Nose is malted chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, soft oak and bourbon. Complex, rich nose.
Taste reflects nose perfectly. Maybe a touch more coconut. Wonderfully balanced and hides the abv well. Drinks like 7%. Great beer
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Black with a brown head. Lovely aroma with lots of dark chocolate, some vanilla and a bourbon. Sweet flavor with lots of dark chocolate, a bit of caramel, vanilla and mild bourbon. Full-bodied. Great stuff.
nathan30533 (688) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I really can’t find anything wrong with this beer. My friend gave me this one, told me to enjoy, but also let me know that it was like a ghost. This beer is so incredibly flavorful and the aroma is also amazing. The bourbon barrels really make this one amazing. Enjoy!
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours black , thin tan head . Vanilla and bourbon aroma . Thin palate but still solid .
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demmbonz (593) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to snifter. Dark pour. Slightly viscous. Quick cola like fizziness that leaves just a hint of a ring. Sweet barrel aroma. Bitter bakers chocolate flavor with prickly carbonation. Lots of woody oak on the finish.
Minderbinder (2030) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 355ml. Thx Mathieuc
Pours black with low-medium beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla. Taste is of bourbon, roasted malt, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Nice barrel action. Kind of harsh.
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours unclear very dark brown with a nice creamy reviving light beige head, leaving some lacing. peppery yet silky milky chocolate, some raisiny dark fruitiness, perfumey booze, bourbon, almost overly roasted maltiness, sweetish burnt caramelized nuts, some sweetness - dark ironed molasses with a maple syrup touch, hint of smoke, pepper and pine. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily and lightly sweet, assertive if not bold woodsy-piney-peppery and boozy finish. hot and bold mouthfeel. still tasty. barreling seems to mellow and tune it down a bit - nice integration.
mathieuc (1519) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown and is topped by a thin beige rim that leaves good lacing. Nose is of chocolate, coffee and coconut. Not a bourbon bomb, I have hard time picking some. Taste is of caramel, chocolate and pretty bitter roasted malt. It gets a bit tiresome after a while, good thing we split that bottle! Body is full and carbonation moderate, mouthfeel just smooth. Good but not great.
jbruner (2508) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288, thanks Derek! Pours a thick black with dissipating tan head that leaves great lace. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon, hints of vanilla and roast, a back end of phenolic alcohol. Taste is chocolate bourbon stout goodness, thick and viscous without any sign of the booze. Pretty damn nice.