italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour thin orange head ... aroma of cocoa, bourbon and fresh roasted coffee more so when its cold and some oaky vanilla with a light vinous overtone .... taste is of oak, bourbon, light vanilla, caramel malts, fresh roasted coffee, cocoa and just slight hint of dark fruit ... dry and oaky vanilla in the finish along with roasted coffee .... very tasty stuff abv hidden well
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Based on visual inspection of the bottle, this might have been underfilled by a bit. It seems to have manifested in the pour. Black color. Aggressive pour yielded only half a finger of frothy light brown head. Retention was average at best given this beerís attributes. No lacing was left.
3.5 S: This smells good, but itís a lot less impressive that I predicted given the big three things that I love in a stout (lactose, bourbon barrel, coffee). Bourbon and coffee are fairly mild, while the lactose doesnít give much of a tangy zing that I like. The one thing I do like about the coffee is that it has a nice deep roasted aroma to it. Underneath, there is a touch of chocolate, but not a whole lot else.
3.5 T: This is a lot like the nose. Bourbon is mild, but both the coffee and lactose have a bit of a boast. Soft, supple roastiness. More chocolate in the taste as well along with some molasses. Moderately sweet with a lactose aftertaste.
3.5 M: Heavier medium body. This could use some more carbonation, but itís nowhere near flat. Creamy, but it could be creamier. Smooth with a light warming on finish.
3.5 D: Good, but not as impressive as the reputation. In all honesty, this is pretty much average through and through (like 3.0 average), but my love of milk stouts and barrel aging has kicked it to the upper limit of average.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-11-2012 01:03:24
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice body and a sweet aroma. Donít know if i would go with bourbin but it blends very well with the coffee
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - JAN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a jet black with a small brownish head. Scent is coffee, boubon, caramel and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet and roasty with notes of coffee, chocolate, toffee and a hint of boubon.
jrmac (329) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome, best coffee stout I have tasted in years. I love it, the barrel aging only adds to the complexity. This is one heck of a brew!
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BottleÖ This beer rocks!Ö Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, taupe head. The aroma offers coffee and dark chocolate with a swirl of caramel. Full-bodied and velvety with feather-soft carbonation. The sugary-sweet flavor presents mocha, caramel and rich toffee. Sweet, roasty, mocha finish with lingering buttery toffee. This world class milk stout was generously shared by newcigarz!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle thanks to ksurkin. Rating #84. Thick black pour with a nice tan head. Roast and a little smoke with an underlying sweetness. Roasty and a little ashy, picking up some chocolate as well. Not getting any bourbon, but Iím getting a little of the wood though. (2107)
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a few off white bubbles. Coffee and caramel nose. A real nice imperial stout with coffee, fudge, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malt notes.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Courtesy of Skyview. Black color with no head. Roasted coffee aroma. Slightly stale coffee flavor. Vanilla and some char notes.
ryanfolty (1675) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: November 11, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: MN Gathering @ Skyview V Dark brown pour, aroma of cigarettes and coffee, taste also had some bourbon.