TimE (2778) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color, very big frothy dark brown head. Big bourbon notes dominate with just faint oatmeal and dark chocolate note. Very full bodied, full on bourbon, dark chocolate, but lack complexity, the bourbon is just too strong. However, the alcohol is really well hidden, the beer is super smooth, warming and highly enjoyable... if you love bourbon, like I do. Has potential to go to the next level, but falls a bit short. The rating only reflects my love of bourbon, if not, it would be 0.2-0.3 lower.
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23rd February 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a good size pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy, semi dry. Smooth and mild dark malts. Tangy mellow bourbon, semi sweet. Light vanilla and malt cream. Tangy dried fruits before the light and semi dry finish. Hides the abv very well. Light, creamy, tangy, sweet, great!
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. An inky black beer that pours with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has rich chocolate and whisky, vanilla and oak flavours, slight liquorice and coffee notes with a creamy richly warming fruity and whisky finish.
Gethinbeer (2020) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a beige head and cling lace. Aroma of fruit, figs, bourbon and earthy oak. Gorgeous. Black current, chocolate malt, liquorice, mint flavour with a black pepper and new leather flavour. Warming ale. Smooth as velvet. Absolutely gorgeous stout. Love getting a gem like this baby once in a while. Quality.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to gethinbeer for sharing this treat. Nose is awesome - loads of sweet treacle, fruitcake, plum pudding and soft vanilla and oaky sweetness. Lots of milky chocolate and a bit of rich plummy hardcore as well. Herbal and woody bitterness but this is dominated by sweet mid-palate character. Warming brings up even more cocoa and a bit of vineous character. Slight sherryish finish with a touch of brown sugar leading into the intensely roasty finish. Really damn tasty.
cgarvieuk (12161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft sweet... Roast... Little honey... Dark malts... Huge berry roast... Meaty... Soft alcohol...
BenH (1686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Nice roasty aroma, burnt toast and coffee. Similar taste, roasty, chocolate. Decent body with a light bitter finish.
TET (1291) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black beer with a beautiful, brown head. The nose is strong, roastiness, quite sweet, some intensive bourbon and barrel, strawberries. Taste is powerfull, but also smoothly enjoyable, roastiness, some vanilla, quite lots of sweetness but still balanced. The end is strongly roasted with black coffee. The hops are balancing the sweetness, that is still quite strong. Full bodied, low but slightly refreshning carbonation, smooth to drink. The great beer, that is smooth and enjoyable even the powerfull character, and not too heavy. Quite sweet IS.
Rasmus40 (8879) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 270713
BierFiend (197) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head smells sweet with roasted malts, cocoa, taste of caramel and cocoa. Little or no carbonation with creamy body.