Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to mar.
Dark black brew with some tan head. Nose of chocolate, lots of bourbon, and coffee. Flavors of wood, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, and a smooth chocolate finish.
Elwood (3051) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours dark brown with a pretty dense head of dark tan foam. The nose is powerful with strong coffee, light bourbon, vanilla, and milk chocolate notes. The flavor is rich and delicious with just enough sweetness to balance out the roasted malt bitterness. The wood, bourbon, chocolate, and coffee all come together harmoniously. Rich in body with just the right amount of carbonation leading to a decadent and lasting finish. Their best brew for sure.
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured medium-dark brown with a creamy, well-retained brown head. The aroma picked up assertive, very welcoming roasty coffee paired with tangy bourbon upfront.. light lactic notes and more coffee beans beneath.. a deeper dive brings out toasted oak and earthy hoppage.. not terribly complex, but nothing I didnít like in there. The flavor opened with tangy bourbon and related barrel, then gave way to a thick, roasty, and tasty coffee impression.. sweeter coffee and some lactic notes joined toward the back.. good coffee/bourbon interplay on the long finish.. just a few too many residual sugars in there, but everything was tasty. Medium-ish bodied with the right amount of carbonation to keep it moving through the palate.. again, it wasnít too complex, but it didnít need to be.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a thin ring of white bubbles. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with lots of coffee and vanilla bourbon oak. Body starts rich, chewy and sweet with some roasted coffee notes, vanilla, bourbon and dark chocolate before a slightly cloying bittersweet finish. Could be a little more attenuated, but has good coffee and bourbon complexity.
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! The coffee and bourbon are ever preasant throughout without being overbearing. Everything is done with a light touch and flavors are subtle. Extremely drinkable and delicious BBA Stout. I would love more of this.
Ernesto987 (3686) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is absolutely rediculous. Huge coffee and bourbon flavors, very dry and rich and roasty. Love it!!!
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with ruby hues...oily...medium mocha head. Aroma has mild bourbon and vanilla...faint dark fruit. Flavor has dark fruit and roasty bourbon notes...slightly sweet...coffee is subtle. Mouthfeel is medium/full and sticky with a coffee/dark fruit warming finish.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasting on 3/24/12. black pour with a tan head. coffee / roast nose. med body with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts. didnít pick up on the bourbon. sweet roast finish.
Cybercat (3275) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep opaque sable with a good light tan head. Aroma has chocolate and caramel notes plus more than a hint of roast coffee. Flavor has a rich semi-sweet chocolate note and hones of caramel and molasses. Smooth texture is fizzy and a little powdery. Royal indeed! Look for it.
skortila (4481) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ UDRM. The aroma has roast, coffee, some bourbon. Very great aroma! Black coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, has roast, coffee beans, hint of chocolate, hint of vanilla, bourbon. Very smooth mouthfeel. Great beer!