Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2010 bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is all barrel but not overwhelming. Super thin and adjuncty. Some chocolate and bourbon barrel flavors. Overall pretty blah.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had while camping out for Surly Darkness Day. Had some great sweet vanilla/chocolate/roast scents and flavors, body was just a tad on the light side.
pushkinwow (1555) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, 2010. Black with a light brown head. Roasted malt, oak, molasses, bitter and strong, vanilla, bit of chocolate. Full body and moderate carbonation, smooth, bitter at first and then a touch of sweetness, becomes somewhat dry with a nice malt and booze finish.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from RamyG4 ... thanks...It pours pitch black with a large creamy light brown head..... The aroma is very nice bourbon, oak, roasted malt and chocolate.... The flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, oak, vanilla and licorice...... very nice.....
drfood (24) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
a candidate for the Stout Olympics, this beer avoids all the traps that snare ambitious, roasty stouts. complex blend of coffee, roast, vanilla and whisky has a sublety that goes beautifully with food.
Westmeister (1299) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Pours black with rujust slightly lighter edges and a thinner tan head. Aroma has bourbon, vanilla notes, dark fruits and touches of booze Flavor is certainly bourbon forward with dark fruits and touches of oak. Mouthfeel is medium/heavy. Overall, nice, but not too complex. But for a readily available bourbon beer at a decent price its worth another buy.
BoostIPA (962) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cola black with a thin tan head. Aromas of bourbon, anise, some roast. Taste does not deliver what the nose promises. Anise, bitter chocolate, but where the fuck is the barrel influence? I piss on your grave.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Des notes de lactose, mélasse, anis, bourbon, vanille infusés dans un corps princier. Le confort du liquide rend le bagage de saveursdivin, une forte amertume couronne le tout, belle créature. L’apport du vieillissement est brillamment dosé, un peu d’age lui a définitivement fait du bien.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, caged and corked. I was pleasantly surprised to realize I hadn’t yet annotated notes on this one ... and this particular one bottled nearly a year ago, on 10 Nov 11. Pours as any beer named "dark intrigue" should ... deep, maroon-black and brooding. This drinks precisely as I’d expect a bourbon-aged stout should ... rich with dark fruit, and a definite whiskey burn. I find myself aching for a chilly fall night, lakeside, and a fire. Wonderful stuff. (#4790, 9/24/2012)
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber tnx to burg326 shared with Örjan. Pours black with a great brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted malty vanilla dill coffee dark fruits sweet. Flavor is sweet roasted malty bitter vanilla dark chocolate dill oak fruity slightly pungent, very drinkable. Finishes bitter malty sweetish.