brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, 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. Donít 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.
Theis (14938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Amager Bryghus - Tasting - thanks to PapsÝ. Black - offwhite head. Bitter burned, nice malty, coffee, licorice, oakey notes, dryness, fruity, vanilla, cocoa, ok bitterness, nice light bourbon finish.
bhensonb (13522) - 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. Itís not exactly dry, but the various flavors tend to hide the malty sweetness. OMFG. JTDC. My head is expanding exponentially.
Tmoney99 (12997) - 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.
jtclockwork (12852) - , 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.
argo0 (12818) - 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.
Ratman197 (12562) - 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 (12285) - 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.
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Deanís floor is moist tasting. Opaque black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, some chocolate, bitter with a hint of dark sugar. Medium body and carbonation. Lovely.
mcberko (11940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out oak, lager yeast, and a bit of chocolate. Flavour reveals notes of oak, a little chocolate, and lots of lager yeast. Very lager-like, with loads of chocolate and oak. Medium complexity. Good stuff, just not really my thing.