NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle graciously shared by Adam. Thanks!! Pours pitch black, thick and oily with a big brown head. Nose is full of roast, molasses, caramel and faint hops. Oily notes and ethanol. Quite clean. Bourbon and oak permeate. Vanilla and char. On tasting, quite smooth overall. Big and full bodied with a nice barrel integration. Some sweetness but really balanced by drying roast and sufficient bitterness. One of the best BA stouts that I’ve had in a while.
Sean9689 (269) - 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 (2745) - 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 (600) - - 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 (995) - 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 (1721) - 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 (10754) - 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
Dedollewaitor (13370) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with a small creamy head. Roast, wood, ash,coffee and ashes. Chocolate, coffee, fruit. Slick and oily. Smooth.
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Colin. Dark brown pour with a faint tan head. Bourbon barrel aromas. Sweet with boozy heat. Caramel, dark roasted malt, and oak notes. Very good mouthfeel and body. Vanilla lowlights.
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber,all i can say is wow this is my style and it was awesome.The aroma of chocolate,coffee and cocoa and the flavor was a bit sweet but not overwhelming.This beer was a blend of 4 different stouts aged in BB and they hit a home run with this one.The booze is noticeable but a beer of this magnitude is ment to be sipped and enjoyed.I would love to get a bottle of this and let it sit for 6 months to a year to see where it would go.If you get a chance to get a bottle of this try to age it.Thanks Jack for sharing this with me.CHEERS!
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a small, dark tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla wood, bourbon, char, dark fruits, and cocoa. Taste of roast, cocoa, charred wood, vanilla, light whiskey, and a bit of alcohol. Liked this more than Dark Lord.