durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop. Why in the world did I pay $7.99 for 12oz? An impulsive moment for me, and in retrospect a stupid one. This beer is good but far from great. Black pour, sort of flat. Nose is lots of vanilla, slightly sour oak notes, hints of chocolate. Lots more sweet chocolate, syrupy sweet, and a bit of chocolate bitterness on the finish. Far from worth the cost.
mabel (5762) - 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 (1867) - 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 (1219) - Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
fluffy (1664) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled at bottle share. quite good, despite being a little on the hot side.
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep black with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate syrup, burnt caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, bitter cocoa, and burnt grain. Alcohol is hidden well.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big malty, grainy, chocolate, roasty, aroma, light notes of vanilla and booze. Thick dark blackish color, brown creamy head. Very roasty, chocolately malt, semisweet, notes of oak, finishes with some bourbony/boozy character. Smooth for the high boost.
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, sweet, mild vania. Taste is light bodied, mild sweetness, some bitter coffee, and chocolate. Tasty overall.
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Vintage unknown. Pours a pitch black with a wispy mocha head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light oak and booze. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and lots of oak. A bit too thin. Not bad, but not amazing.
Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:   Rich chocolate graham cracker nose.   Nice rich chocolate up front, sweet roast, bourbon.   Good balance, warming.   Full bodied.   Great beer.   Lingering bourbon,chocolate graham cracker.   Thanks Kevin!