thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black beer with tan head that disappeared almost immediately. Smells of heavy black caramel, coffee, chocolate, and raisin. Rich smokey, coffee ground, bitter cocoa. Almost herbal. Good.
jrob21 (2674) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle back from Bestway in NC. Shared with EricTeusink. Pleasantly surprised at the complexity and texture here. Barrell adds to an already complex beer but in a complementary way. Aromas of vanilla and whiskey, a little bit of soy sauce. Flavor is more straight stout. Roasty malt and bittersweet with a little pepper spice on the back of the palate. Finish is chalky texture with milk chocolate flavors. A personal fave of mine when you can get that texture and rich chocolate in there. Lots going on and really complex but all working together well. A below the radar beer that needs to get some more love.
RussianDragon (517) - - JUN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Caponeís. Pours an opaque deep black. Head and lacing are minimal. Aroma is massive bourbon and chocolate malt. Flavor is milk chocolate, bourbon and Irish car bombs. Medium to full bodied, and delicious.
devman171 (1048) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with tan head. Big chocolate and coffee with bourbon aroma. Taste is similar with big roast and booze, very nice finish
Countbeer (4739) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Brown head with black body.
Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweet tar, herbal roast, earth, mocha, spice and roast. Very nice.
Flavours of dark chocolate, mocha, spice, bitters, roast, sticky, cacoa, light wood tone, praline, some light whiskey/bourbon tints, some sweet roast (while not sweet) and a hint of hay roast.
Aftertaste is malty, roast, dark chocate, mocha and praline.
Low carbo, creamy oily foamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy foamy ouly sticky texture. Delicious stuff.
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Phenomenal impy stout. My notes are almost non-existant. Let me sum it up this way: it was so good I didnít even notice I drank the entire glass in under 5 minutes! Oops but oh so tasty.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Fries Cafe, courtesy of Alan. Pitch black with a faint head. Boozy bourbon aroma with underlying notes of vanilla and roast. Bourbon is more subtle in the taste. Alcohol warmth gives way to notes of sweet and roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, and chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth on the palate. Not quite as good as the base beer but tasty nonetheless.
Crompt (120) - York, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Hints of vanilla and strong on the bourbon which I donít mind. Very pricey but I would buy again.
weissblau (17) - - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black with brownish tight bubbles. Aroma is actually not as rich as the flavor (perhaps itís too cold). Tastes of vanilla, charred oak, alcohol.
bluejacket74 (1389) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64 ounce growler filled earlier today from the new growler station at Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a snifter, the brew pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that sticked around for a little bit. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and oak/wood. The taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís also the addition of some burnt/charred malt, dark fruit and a bit of anise. Great balance between the sweet, bitter, roasty and bourbony flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit slick and coating with a decent amount of carbonation. I like this brew a lot, Iím glad I got a growler of it. I think itís definitely worth trying, and I know I wouldnít mind getting this again in the future.