brokensail (13603) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Thanks, Adam. Redemption from Bully Guppy. Black pour with a finger of tan foam. Tons of bourbon, maple syrup, and vanilla. Nice coffee, cocoa powder, and toffee. Some burnt sugar and a bit of licorice. Nice dark fruits, too. Flavor has plenty of sugar and malt sweetness. Lots of caramel, toffee, and maple syrup. Nice bourbon and vanilla, too. Good dark fruit character, cocoa powder, and decent coffee. Good stuff.
jtclockwork (11028) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2015 Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Ultra Small Pour. Re-rated thanks to Jake. Pours black. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, coffee, whiskey and chewy chocolate. Full bodied. Smooth.
Ferris (8012) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Coffee, vanilla, marsh mellow and barrel Whisky notes. Jet black with a rich brown head. Barrel sweetness and complex chocolates, vanilla and coffee.
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Adam you generous soul you thank you for this. Thick oily black pour, dark mocha brown head. Aroma, wow, chocolate syrup , maple, oak, bourbon, marshmallow and coffee. Taste, thick thick mouthfeel, chewy, maple, coffee, roasted malts, finishes sweet and smooth but not cloying, holy fuck this is really good. Overall this is outstanding not much left to say but wow.
Homer321 (2840) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy big freaking thanks to Adam to killing one of my number one wants. Aroma is a lightly booze covered coffee bean with chocolate. Taste is a warning chocolate vanilla delight that makes me think I am in heaven. Wow.
DrSilverworm (8682) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz waxed bottle. Tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Black color. Thin light brown head, bits of lace. Wow, awesome coffee, killer roast, good bourbon. Vanilla. Some cookie dough. Holy shit. Delicious. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft chewy lighter carbonation. Great thicker chewy texture. Moderate bitter taste. Fucking killer stuff. So damn good. Meets the hype. A highlight of the weekend for me. Fucking good.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle pours with a deep dark glass staining pour where a swirl puts up a sheet of rich liquid that clings to the glass. A tan head could be teased up with modest agitation. The aroma doesn’t mess around as it pulses with rich chocolate, booze, sweet coconut, smooth bourbon and then some dark roasted malts to big dark roasted coffee notes. The taste is rich and nectar sweet where smooth slick residual sugar intermingle with oily rich dark roasted coffee notes and big velvety chocolate goodness. Wow! It quickly picks up supporting notes of thin slippery sweet smooth bourbon mixed with marshmallow and vanilla. Wow. There aren’t many sippers out there that will entice your senses into a state of speechlessness. Wow!
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
poured black with an espresso colored foamy head.
nose was coffee, roasted malt, nuts and more coffee.
Flavor followed the nose, extremely roasty coffee goodness
thick, oily mouthfeel which was mouth coating
overall, top 3 stout i have ever had. top notch
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled @ Woodshed 3.0! Dak supplies another gem! Liquid coal with a cashew cap that floats delicately above the brew. Godiva, Ghirardelli, and Hershey are all here, accompanied by decadent Nestle Quik dusted coffee beans, vanilla bean, oak, and whiskey. Get some maple, toffee, caramel, and even some spice. A culmination of all things good. World-class for sure!
pushkinwow (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz unmarked bottle brought to share by cparles to Ian’s that was apparently filled by the brewer for various people from the last keg of the first batch - what do you really say to that. Black with no head. Unbelievably fresh and full bodied coffee combined with freshly roasted and ground beans (which was surprising but apparently it was kept at a constant 39 for the last year or so which makes me think I need to get a fridge for certain beers), thick without being overwhelming, chewy, vanilla, light cracked pepper notes that develop on the finish as it dries out and coats the palate. The oak and booze are present but perfectly compliment everything and combine to form an incredible beer that is probably the best stout I have had.