CaptainCougar (7132) - 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 (2440) - 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 (3933) - 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!!!
reggiedunlop (3219) - 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 (2194) - 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. didn’t pick up on the bourbon. sweet roast finish.
Cybercat (3504) - 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 (4624) - 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!
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber into a DFH challis. Poured an oily dark brown, almost black. Smells heavily of bourbon on the nose, almost to the point that you expect to be sipping a bourbon on the rocks. The taste is of heavy coffee/espresso, roasted malt and a hint of bittersweet chocolate with a clean finish, for a stout. Very silky texture with light carbonation. Overall a very good stout but slightly boozy for my taste.
AdamJackson (2881) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked this up in a trade. Poured into a Dogfish head Glass.
A - Poured with only half a finger head being revealed. The head was a coffee color with lacy bubbles. The beer was dark brown to black and didn’t pour too heavy.
S - Smells exactly like WA’s Coffeehouse Stout but with big bourbon notes that fill the nose. There’s a creamy scent as well with lots of vanilla.
T - Wow. Cream, coffee and sugar all in one sip. The bourbon flavor cuts through all of it and tingles your tongue. It’s like throwing a little bourbon in your morning coffee. Nutty / roasty malts are huge in this beer. Very delicious!
M - Silky smooth. I get this great tingle on the tongue. The coffee and cream linger far after you’ve swallowed. Not boozy or alcoholic in linger at all.
O - For fans of WA’s coffeehouse stout, this is a no brainer for a better but pricier beer. I am finding this very drinkable and delicious and am happy that I have two of them.
mcberko (7236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium beige / tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon barrels, roasted malt and milk / dark chocolate - very complex on the nose. Flavour of rich chocolate, espresso beans, rich roasted malt and great subtleties of the bourbon barrels without dominating. Rich palate with tons of depth - everything is in perfect harmony. The coffee and chocolate feature upfront with subtle barrels accentuating the flavours. Outstanding.