DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Caponeís. Pours a pitch black with slight head. Very dark chocolate flavor. Small on the rest of the roastiness or coffee flavors. Not overly sweet, but decidedly simply.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at capons event with james, Dallas and andrew. Pour is dark dark brown. Nice lace. Aroma is sweet malts and dark Pomegranate. Flavor is sweet malts and ton of chocolate.
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Draft at capones withdallas and tony. Pours a deep black with light off white lacing. Aroma is chocolate, light roast, sweet notes. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate.
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.
Reynolds314 (1887) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a growler courtesy of Ernesto987 from CBX. Pours pitch black with low carbonation. Aroma is intensely bourbon, vanilla, oak, and chocolate. Taste is strong bourbon, slightly too much imo, with a nice burnt toast/bakers chocolate finish.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from CBX, big bourbon flavors, bittering finish. Bitter from roastyness not hops. Big vanilla flavors, big overpowering bourbon flavors.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vintner. Pours out black with a tan head on it. Looks a little thin in the glass (compared to the Expedition I just had). Smell is heavy on vanilla and oak with a noticeable alcohol presence. Taste is where it falls off. Very strong bourbon - strong enough that I cannot really detect much else about the beer. I used to think that age would help it, but I seriously doubt it could do anything for this one. Too strong for me to really enjoy.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF. Pours a deep black with hint or red at edges, dark tan head that persists. Nose is quite boozy and a kick of chocolate milk with a vanilla slant. Some faint fruit notes as well. On tasting, it isnít hot at all, the bourbon is pretty well integrated, but it steals the complexity that the base beer has. More of that chocolate milk note and vanilla, some faint fruit. Solid beer, but nowhere near as good as the base in this case.
BelgianBeerGal (2874) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at hopcat, grand rapids mi. pours oily black with almost no head. huge aroma of milk chocolate, raisin, and bold bourbon. thick mouth feel leads to a vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit onslaught. rich, thick, and intense...a fantastic sipper