Angelmonster (146) - Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewing a 5 month old bottle
Pours a pitch black body, head is 1/4th of an inch and milk chocolate colored. Head retention is above average and lacing is great.
Smell is heavy on the bourbon, a little bit of oak, vanilla, and chocolate come through but its all about the booze with this one. Fresh roasted coffee beans are also detected, hops aren’t.
Taste is similar to an irish coffee with a generous pour of bourbon instead of irish whiskey. Burnt malt is also there, acidic coffee is in the finish.
Mouthfeel is slightly on the heavier side, suits this style very well. Beer was well carbonated, head added a nice silky finish combined with an alcohol burn in the throat.
Overall this beer was very flavorful but the bourbon definitely overpowered everything. For 11% abv it tasted more like 15%, actually reminded me of Tweak from Avery. Would try it again, maybe an additional 6 months of aging would help.
Patrickctenchi (4795) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a small tan head.
Prune, bourbon, raisin, coffee aroma.
Sweet, dark dried fruit, coffee malt, bourbon....dark chocolate malt and vanilla taste.
madmitch76 (18113) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Rocket Rudkin. Opaque dark brown beer, decent pale tan head. Airy palate, semi dry with mild fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts. Light spice. Mellow bourbon. Spicy bitter estery flavours emerge. Little wood on the dry finish. Pretty good.
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to T-Bois. It pours jet black with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, boozy, rich coffee throughout, toast, toffee, fudge, earthy roast and some bourbon. The taste is rich roast, earthy, espresso coffee, cocoa, warming alcohol, rocky road and wood with some warmth in the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A bit chewy & hot, but it does have a lot of flavour.
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks to Colin. 2015 vintage. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, woody with some metallic notes. Body is medium, a little foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is light chocolate, bourbon, woody booze, Aftershock shots, tangy alcohol. Nice flavour, just a touch too much booze showing up. Good.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to whoever shared this. Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Strong roasted coffee nose. Earthy, ashy dark grains. Some pain au chocolate and pastry. Similar flavor. Cold espresso. Toffee and cocoa. Thick and viscous, rich. A bit hot. Solid effort.
mR_fr0g (5333) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Oily dark brown coloured pour with a small dark tan head. Aroma is spicy rye, praline, nutty. Praline, maple. Bit of hot alcohol. Flavour is compose of oak. Rough. Bourbon. Rough as fuck. Palate is sticky. Medium full bodied, moderate carbonation.
Dr_Fellini (827) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick dark brown to black color with a medium brown head. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, touch of burnt roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, touch of burnt coffee, not a huge barrel presence. Excellent thick creamy mouthfeel with a lingering burnt coffee character. Overall a very nice beer. Thanks Taylor!
henrythehippo (12) - - JUL 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little harsh and hot on the booze but still a killer coffee stout with plenty of bourbon character
Salmoniform (1227) - 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.