redtechnj (220) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance- Pours jet black with a thick beige head. The head last for a good time with nie lacing.
Aroma- Oak, bourbon, peat, dark malts, dark chocolate, hops.
Taste- Oak,peat, very earthy, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, hops.
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and alcohol, Body is medium to light, with a slightly bitter and dry finish. I was hoping this would be better than it is.
Nickls (1886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 bottle. dark tan head on a mahgony body. Peat, bourbon, chocolate, and roast in the aroma. Nice heat and pepper, with smoke, chocolate, and peat. Medium to bigger body.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours an inky dark brown color with a large brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of big bourbon notes, maple, chocolate, sweet malts and faint wood. The taste is roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, whisky, wood, chocolate and bitter hops. The taste is a little bit harsh. Medium-full bodied.
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, bourbon, oak, and some smokiness. Taste is intensely bitter dark malts, and some bourbon smokiness on the finish. A lighter body than I’d like, but overall a pretty decent stout.
beernovice39 (3156) - Montana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a jet black color with a thick tan head. Scent of roasted malt, oak, and booze. Taste is roasty, with dark chocolate and wood notes.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of floral, vanilla, and slight cocoa. Pours black with light foam. Tastes awesome. Mixed flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla and a great boozy bourbon finish. Tasty.
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured like a stout into a Tulip. Mouthfeel was very creamy and pleasing. Aroma was off to me with odd barrel characteristics that almost reminded me of a spicy raw wood taste. Full bodied and medium sweet with a nice roastyness that is detracted from by the strange barrelling notes.
That1Guy (1963) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle from November 10. Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Carbed up like a motherfucker. Booze, whiskey, vanilla, and some roast. The whiskey is subtle but dominates at the same time. Very full mouthfeel. Boozy but in the best way possible. Quite the delectable beer. Top-notch.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared with a good buddy. Pretty color, dark black with a brownish head. Nice aroma of chocolate and slight oaky bourbon notes. Flavor is a good mixture between chocolate and malts. ABV is masked very well here. Would definitely drink this again.