Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark hue with thick creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, ethanol, coffee, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and creamy carbonation. Taste is sweet with an astringent following and hot finish. Overall this is a good brew but comes across a bit hot as it warms.
Blairgus (3164) - California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 may 2015, bottle. After Firestone Walker Invitational Beer festival. black. Nose is delicious Bourbon and vanilla. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Gorgeous! Vanilla, brown sugar, mocha. Outstanding!
Slipstream (2214) - USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx Adrian. Full on tasty big stout. Caramel, pumpernickel, dark fruits, espresso. A bit smoky- sweet, some bourbon and/or brandy. Wow. You could pour this on ice cream. Very impressive.
ChrisSc (407) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Pours deep black with small mocha head. Some lacing on the glass.
Aroma is heavy on coffee, dark chocolate, a touch of molasses. Some alcoholic heat on the back.
Taste is bitter followed by some sweetness in the finish.
Body is heavily. fairly smooth. long chocolate finish.
Overall, this is pretty nice. I drank this next to a 4 month old KBS for fun. I think this Sunday morning is a little sharper and shows its heat more. The texture is a more frothy. KBS is more balanced and heavier on coffee, but the flavors are less intense.
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black out of the bottle Big coffee and roasted aroma and flavors boozy and funny nice rich roasted flavors
pinkzambia (1641) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark brown with not much head. Garden dirt and coffee aroma. Almost all coffee grounds in the flavor. A perfect beer to enjoy with some biscotti.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Earthy/grassy coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Oil black with small tan head. Sweet earthy black coffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Full bodied.
Ratman197 (11086) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, cocoa and coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavorsof coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malt with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
355 ml. bottle @ home. Obtained in a trade with LouS. Bottled on 13/03/2015. Black, small dark mocha head. Smell is spectacular, super thick vanilla bourbon, super thick chocolate syrup & chocolate + vanilla soy pudding, insanely thick sweet coffee, light complimentary spirit, huge sweet coffee, very creamy, wowza,… Taste is like chocolate soy pudding mixed with insanely huge vanilla, vanilla soy pudding, hugely sweet coffee & bourbon, chocolate syrup, melted mocha ice cream, bourbon, chocolate milkshake, pancakes with chocolate syrup, mocha, chocolate milk, marshmallow,… Body is like chocolate soy pudding,… This is sold everywhere at an affordable place from where I hear where it is distributed? Sweat deal,… This is like candy for beer geeks,.. This is so crazily candy like, further proof that complexity isn’t a requirement for deliciousness. So easy & candy-like. Great deal for your sweet tooth & oddly heavily reminds me of Alpro Soy Pudding mixed with bourbon & vanilla. Not as thick as most RIS but even the body reminds me heavily of Alpro Soy Pudding which I love so much.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting, 3/30/15. Clear dark brown, thin fizzy tan head. Good retention. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon. The taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, wood, vanilla. Thin-medium bodied.