alliance100 (1113) - 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 .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
demmbonz (716) - 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 (3279) - 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 (7723) - 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 (3335) - 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 (3999) - Marietta, 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.
Countbeer (6205) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5682-20130817] Bottle. Roasted peanut vanilla malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Roasted light coffee malt flavour has a hint of wooden barrel. Full body. Tasty, great balance. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great balance in this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread, and more subtle coffee. .
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium foamy, tan head. The nose is assertive, and complex. Notes of chocolate, coconut, oak, peat, vanilla, and sherry. Sweet flavor, with very little burnt bitterness. Very heavy body, creamy, and smooth.
This beer impressed me thoroughly. The aromas are layered very well, with the bourbon accenting the stout well, without overwhelming it. Not drinkable, exactly, but sip by sip, it disappeared far too quickly.