SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
no memory .. . atari style black .. mild foam, lacing .. . cooking chocolate .. mild mouth, light spritz .. . way to simple for this kind of beer, but others liked it around the table .. . . The Howard Moon Elite Elbow Patch Collection. Look at the range of colours. They go all the way from deep profound muffin through the angry beige right out there to a very aggressive nutmeg.
jredmond (6670) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2015 with Andrew and Ellen. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin tan lacing. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with notes of alcohol, chocolate, bourbon, earty roast and sugar. Noticeable carbonation.
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to Eric for another íextraí in our trade ! Pours jet black indeed. Head is very small. but very dark, so yay- this build up a certain amount of expectations.
Smell is pure coffee, rather bitter. Bit íplasticí but still very ok. Taste is rather bitter, rich coffee as well as dark chocolate. Mild body and carbo, not as thick as I prefer in imperial stouts, but certainly not bad. Has a sharp bitterness to it. Gets some warmth, and depth from the barrels. Only notes of bourbon. Very hidden in a way. The coffee def. has the upperhand. By the rather thin ( for the ABV ) body, it is surprisingly drinkble for the style, and the expectations. I like it, but Iím not blown away by this.
PS. ; Even though I was in doubt following the lines on the label, I passed on drinking this last sunday morning. Even I am not that crazy to drink a 11,3 as breakfast. Enjoying on a thurday night than - at least Iím close.
SG111 (673) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hop Cat, Detroit, Mi. Pours purchase black, thin head of lacing. Aroma is bourbon, honey, toffee, vanilla, wood, chocolate. Wow, what an Aroma. Flavor is robust. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, heat, definitely a really intense amount of heat, burns back of the throat in a really nice way in the finish. Mouthfeel is insane. itís like a more robust KBS. Itís amazing. A lot of depth and complexity.
katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black color with brown head. Coffee and bourbon is obvious in Avent and taste. Really boozy down the back of the throat. Tap
furthur (546) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, deep black, ring of espresso colored foam fades. Aroma is molasses, anise, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, Angelica. Taste is Angelica, sweet vanilla and coffee, cookies, black currants, bourbon, a little oak. Palate super rich, carbonation subdued. Finish doesnít get dry. This is a little sweet, but the herbal floral flavors are such a suprise.
sloth (2689) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin brown head, fair retention with decent lace. Black brew. Nose of booze, chocolate and roast. Medium bodied, sorta thin. Soft carbonation. Lil oily. Fairly sweet malts, roast, coffee muted. Lightly sweet finish. Followed instructions and consumed on a Sunday morning. Just okay. Bottles from statelineliquors.
NikkTwist (2142) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Thick opaque black pour with just a small dark brown ring. Smooth and heavy coffee beer. Semi-sweet Bakers chocolate. Vanilla beans. Bourbon barrels. Charcoal grill. A few acetic notes in the nose but none in the palate. Very full body. Low carbonation. Oily feel up front but finishes creamy. Big and impressive. Deep, viscous and well balanced. Really great stuff but does not quite eclipse some of the best coffee beers (e.g. Sunny Side Up).
aleigator (558) - GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a viscous, motoroil black color, with a small dark brown head, which is almost fizzy, vanishing immediately, leaving small coatings back on the beers surface.
Smells of caramel coated coffee beans, accompanied by a cream mellowed roastiness. Bourbon complements the nose in a warming, utmost wooden, oaky way. This brings out the slighty dry coffee even more, by adding a flowery vanilla note as a well functioning counterpart.
Features a lower carbonation, with a smooth creaminess, which leaves the palate during the finish, due to the carbonation turning quite bubbly with a mineralic quality to it. Has without a doubt a fuller body, ranging from earthy coffee to caramel glazed cocoa, challenging the palate throughout.
Begins with earthy coffee flavors, wrapped up by bakers chocolate and toasted, mellow whole grain malts. Once this foundation is established, the malts turn sweeter, while at the same time an almost harsh, overpowering whiskey dryness tightens up the palate, creating an overall bitterness, which easily blends into the already known coffee taste. Chocolate provides a nice creaminess, balancing the very prominent, slightly boozy Bourbon, leading to a long lasting coffee dryness, involving a warming burn.
While its beginning is all about pleasantly roasted coffee and unsweetened chocolate, once the Bourbon gets invited to the palate, it seems to be hard to tame it. Despite its hot Bourbon burn, the beer remains a pleasant, creamy soft mouthfeel, which gets interrupted by a cold pressed coffee presence, reminding me of cold, slightly harsh espresso, coated up by melted toffee and milk chocolate. Misses balance and depth to convince more.
dinkle50 (1189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour with a super thin espresso head. Aroma of chocolate and some coffee. Slight metallic notes. Thick mouth. Taste is full of coffee. Slightly boozy burn. As Iím drinking this, Iím finding itís super boozy. Dry coffee finish. A little lace present.