johnnnniee (2140) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from MeadMe, HUGE thanks for sending it my way so I could share it with the Tasters Choice group!
Pours a thick viscous black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates quickly. Huge rich malty aromas of brown sugar, caramel, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, light wood and hints of bourbon, light fruit and smoke. Huge complex nose that I could park my nostrils over all night. The flavor is richly complex like the aroma suggested. Huge sweet sugary maltiness as a base to a bit of chocolate and roasted grains set in some bourbon oak and lightly smokey with touches of fruit and earth. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation. Fantastic frigging beer right here! If I weren’t driving sat night I would have seriously Bogart-ed this bottle!
jbeatty (1010) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 05/31/2014. Pours black, hazy light tan head rests on the surface, thin ring of lacing left behind. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, strong bitter roast, touch of coffee, well-integrated caramel, vanilla, beautiful bourbon finish. Taste is rich dark chocolate, moderately sweet, intense roasted malts, touch of licorice, a bit hoppy bite, bourbon finish. Thick, chewy body. Outstanding.
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby, tan head
Smell sweet bourbon, cherry, stick wood
Taste sweet burnt brown sugar, bourbon roast, vanilla,
Balanced, fuller body
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share 2013. Pour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma is of chocolate fudge, darker fruits, roast, and bourbon. Flavor has notes of vanilla, cherries, dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, and booze. Finish is hot and sweet. Oily texture, low carbonation.
Sean9689 (270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Three Floyd’s. Original review 12-12-12.
Pours black, light tan-colored head, wisps on top. Nose is roast, light char, lots of booze, barrel, and bakers chocolate. Flavor is lots of bourbon, chocolate, and oak barrel influence. Pretty hot right now but has the characteristics to smooth out with age. Full body, rich, creamy, sweet finish.
This will age nicely over time and has some room to smooth out and meld together. Really nice beer and large improvement over Baller Stout.
djd07 (3226) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours a black with medium creamy tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is chocolate, booze, cocoa, vanilla, oak. Slick mouthfeel and very sweet chocolate, roast, vanilla, and boozey finish that lingers. Stoked to finally try this, really enjoyed it.
knickskicks (684) - - DEC 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour, dark tan head that goes away. Nose is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, very sweet. Taste is as expected from the aroma: bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, big sweetness but not saccharine. Smooth, sticky mouthfeel.
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ML bottle
Black with a short lived light brown head. Lots of ABV legs.
Nose is bourbon, oak, char, ash, roasted malts, maybe some seared dark fruits. Big, big big nose. Very little hint of sweetness.
Dry big and oppressive. Lots of bourbon and oak but with a lot of dry chocolate, and char. Low carbonation and very palate raping.
Nice but one dimensional. Slow sipper and need a few to get through it
hallinghansen (1852) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday. Black body with a medium light brown head. Chocolate, soy, oak, bourbon, ash.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - After the live games drinking session... Black with a tiny brown head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, soy sauce and licorice. Sweet licorice flavour with vanilla and bourbon. Over the top and one dimensional, but not a boring or badly brewed bber