SpongeRuiner (1107) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Strong bourbon flavors here. Had the hint of vanilla but was overpowered by the punch.
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared with a friend. poured a dark black colour with a small but thick dark head. nose of sweet roasted malts, fudge, sweet chocolate, oak, bourbon heat (there was a slight acetone kind of smell to it from the barrel, which made me quite worried), sweet vanilla, sweet sticky molasses, and milk cream. taste is very sweet, fudge, sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon, lot’s of vanilla, maybe a bit to much vanilla, mouthfeel is thick and smooth. way better than the coffee version
Mark_Eck (1746) - - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from summer. Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, and vanilla.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan bubbles. Roasted, sweet chocolate, vanilla, Fudgy Flavors. Aromas are similar vanilla, chocolate and roasted Flavors.
jtclockwork (14586) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2016 Bottle - pours black - nose/taste of chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla bean and oaky brownie and dark fudge - medium body
Mr_Abner (325) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (released August 2015). Pours a thick black with only a trace of mocha head ringing the glass. Aromas of alcohol, vanilla, rich chocolate. Tastes is a medium+ to heavy sweetness up front balanced by a medium bitterness that takes over midpalate. Vanilla, bourbon, some chocolate, oak. Full-bodied and thick; soft carbonation; bitter, drying finish.
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at 2016 michigan winter beer festival. Near black with small head. Big bold stout. Thick mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and vanilla in the forefront. Light coffee and barrel.
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, oak, vanilla and molasses. Malty and chocolatey flavor with vanilla and roast before a booze and almond finish.
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour, brown head. Loads of vanilla. Slightly artificial. Some toasted malt and molasses.
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light vanilla, oak presence, roasted malt and chocolate. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, thick. Taste is booze, barrel, light vanilla, and chocolate, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thick, great carbonation, nice. Overall, booze overpowers a probably good beer.
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at MBG UP Fest - pours an oily black with thin head . Light roast and heavy vanilla aroma . Similar flavors with a moderately sweet finish - very good !