brokensail (12972) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Oakquinox 2013. Black in color with a khaki head. Nose of roasted malt, dark fruits, licorice, and ash. Decent chocolate, coffee, and molasses notes. Don’t get much bourbon/barrel character. The flavor is a touch acidic. Moderate malt sweetness of caramel and molasses. Licorice, dark fruit, minimal bourbon, and some ash. Decent coffee and dark chocolate notes, too.
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn, Santa Rosa, 24/06/14.
Light black with a big old bubbly tan head.
Nose is light roast, hint of plastic, earthy cocoa, mineral notes, dark fruits, toffee, soapy notes.
Taste improves somwhat, less plastic and soap, roasted malts, vanilla fudge, dark fruit rinds, caramelised sugars, hint of liqourice, light spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, cocoa rinse in the close.
Decent enough BP.
bhensonb (12324) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Cork print is "Earth, Wind and Beer". Pours a nice dark brown with a 4 finger creamy darkish tan head. Aroma of very smooth dark malt with very subtle, but strong, darkish fruit. I keep thinking bourbon, then I read the description. So. Bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is very bourbon/vanilla with lots of dark fruit and something that makes me think of the old, dry gingerbread crackers. Meanwhile the head is collapsing into degenerate, random lacing. It’s not exactly dry, but the various flavors tend to hide the malty sweetness. OMFG. JTDC. My head is expanding exponentially.
argo0 (12045) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some wood, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/oak/Bourbon, some milk chocolate. Smooth medium body, some stickiness.
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark chocolate and woody bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted malt, bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy bourbon sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is the good brew.
Ratman197 (11112) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of graininess, bakers cocoa, oak, light prune and light anise. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of graininess, earthiness, cocoa and light oak with a smooth lingering woody cocoa finish.
Lubiere (11017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark stout with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, nice sweet chocolate malt with licorice and musty floral hops. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with dark fruits, licorice, light floral hops, light maple, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
BeerandBlues2 (10716) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy tan head, long retention with very good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and dark caramel malt, dates and figs, earthy hops and fresh oak. Flavor is velvety and silky chocolate, lightly roasted and caramel malt, light hops and bitterness with dark fruity esters, and a clean, sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (10692) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with creamy brown head. Nose and taste of toasted chocolate malt, graham cracker, mocha pie, black licorice, burnt coffee, very light bourbon and cherry wood. Medium body.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Desne dark brown head. Aroma. Cocoa, sweetness, light roast, coconut, spice, light wood, chocolate. Flavour: cocoa, roast, coconut, vanilla, liqourice, bourbon. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a nice bourbon vanilla touch.