furthur (496) - 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 doesn’t get dry. This is a little sweet, but the herbal floral flavors are such a suprise.
sloth (2665) - 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 (2091) - 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 (510) - 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 (1163) - 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 I’m drinking this, I’m finding it’s super boozy. Dry coffee finish. A little lace present.
BroadestTom (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, butterscotch, smoke, vanilla, woody,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall a nice thick stout that definitely has a barrel character to it. Not up to par with kbs but still very nice. Would like to get a bottle to age. I would suggest this beer to a friend
Mr_Abner (221) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a finger of mocha head that quickly dissipates to a modest ring around the glass. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, oak, roasted malts, some alcohol after it warms. Tastes similar, though the alcohol is very prominent once it has warmed up for awhile. A moderate bitterness balanced by a medium+ sweetness. Full bodied & a touch creamy.
mnoud (301) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015.09.02-Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout-12oz bottle in tulip glass.
Aroma: coffee obvious 7/10
Appearance: dark as night, slightly above average head. 5/5
Taste: Really nice. Very nice balance between coffee flavor and stout roast ones. The coffee is prominent with classic stout tastes being more subdued. Pretty close to what I expect BCBS coffee would be like though I haven't had that variant. No alcohol burn at all until maybe tapering into the back end. 9/10
Palate: it's not super chewy buy it is fairly chewy. It kind of has to be. Slight creaminess. 4/5
Overall: Very nice. Would buy again if only that were possible, this was gifted to me and I have not seen it on shelves anywhere yet. The local shop that gifted it to me to return a favor pulled all of theirs off the shelf. 15/20
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tricyclist (1109) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half snifter pour of blackness with khaki head. Nose is rich and dark, plenty of booze and alcohol notes with. Sweet caramel and bitter, dark coffee. Flavor starts bitter, rich, and boozy. As it opens, more bourbon presence with more sweetness as well. Not terrible but not a top ten. 18042015
drsordr (1673) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose coffee, chocolate, dark berries, some earthiness, vanilla, and hint of barrel. Taste sweeter up front, currant, dark chocolate, and coffee. Mid palate some high bitter and trace alcohol. Vanilla, chocolate, and very light barrel in the finish. Nice complex beer and love the coffee.