BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the gallon size growler you see in the picture. Thanks for sharing, Bob! Very dark pour with reddish highlights, smaller head. Great bourbon and chocolate on the nose and taste. Tastes slightly hot but this is super good.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap sample at CBWF. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Heavy toasted malt, bourbon and chocolate aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex toasted sweet bourbon flavor with a heavy toasted sweet finish of long duration. Best of fest complex standout brew.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anastasia pours a inky black brown with a nice head of small tan bubbles. The prevailing nose is Chocolate, with hints bourbon and licorice. Taste is a mellow blend of earthy chocolate, medium bourbon oaky hints and just a touch of sweet alcohol taste. Body is medium full and silky. the chocolate presence finishes with a very pleasant kiss of dark chocolate. nice beer. On tap at Weilandís fine foods in Clintonville, OH growlers to go. while it lasts.
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; black with foamy mocha lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, and a little roast. Tastes like it snells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Outstanding.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pored on draft at brews cafe. Pours a black with a tan head of foam. Aroma is very woody and boozy with a hint of coffee peaking through. Taste hits you hard with Bourbon and then smooths out into a nice woody, coffee bean and chocolate. Thick on the palate. Nice sipper.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Nice dark brown pour, light brown head. Straight forward aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate. Flavor is vanilla, toffee, bourbon, charred oak, very light ash and chocolate.
Sledutah (3626) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma: Roasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and oak
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon
Smooth and tasty, very nice.
gnoff (7030) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, brown head. Sweet, alcohol, vanilla scent. Sweet, raisin taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Stunning and wonderful, one of my best beers for the entire festival (3 sessions).
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
128 ounce (1 gallon) brewery sealed growler, took a few days to drink it last weekend. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head that didnít stay around for too long. The brew smells like roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and some dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, and a little bit of dark fruit. The bourbon is certainly noticeable in both the aroma and taste of this beer. However, I think the roasty bitter flavors are stronger than the sweet ones. Mouthfeel is light/medium, itís thinner than I expected it to be. Certainly one of the thinner stouts Iíve had recently. Itís slick and coating, and also has low/moderate carbonation. I think this is a solid overall brew, I liked it.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla, raisins, wood, bourbon, brown sugar, chocolate, and caramel.