Ronritter (786) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2017 cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick black with little to no head, I poured very slowly as the oil thick fluid was fun to watch.. Aroma has notes of strong caramel, dark fruits (some raisins, dates, prunes), and big molasses notes, slight hint of bourbon but its fairly restrained, slight oak and alcohol. First sip very smooth, with tang of alcohol at the end. Very nice bourbon overtones with caramel, molasses and chocolate. Definitely not a session beer, will need to put some up for a year or two to see how the flavors come together. This almost as good as Goose Island Bourbon Stout in my opinion.
on tap black pour sticky dark tan head aroma is bourbon, chocolate, darkfruit and vanilla taste follows suit very warm finish great beer rumproasts (5427) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
bottle. Thick black with small head. Big ass stout matched with big bourbon. Plenty of flavor to go around. Dark fruit, chocolate, somewhat hot bourbon, light oak. I can’t say it all melds perfectly, but it’s a very good beer nonetheless.
cards04 (2822) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2017
Wow. One mother of a stout. Very intense. Pours a thick black... Almost no head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dried fruit. Flavours are sherry, dried fruit, burnt malts, bourbon, dark chocolate, espresso. Heat on the way down. Excellent, but a sipper. chilepepper81 (3) - USA - JUL 11, 2017 does not count
Let’s start with the 16.9 percent. Like a blinking neon light flashing "warning". Seriously, the best warning in the world. Aroma is what you might expect from a deeply carmeled stout. It pours dark as night with a small tan head. The taste?- very raisin flavored in the best possible way. No indication of the high APV in taste or in the finish. Just a rich, sweet taste without being coying. Will definitely cellar one. Turkjerkey (3) - - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
S: bourbon, smoke, molasses
A: jet black, reddish brown head
P: silky, boozy,
T: smoke chocolate bourbon
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Block (2845) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Backlog entry. Really nice and potent. Smooth, creamy, thick. High alcohol which is actually covered pretty well. SteveOrz85 (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Recieved a bottle of this from a good friend. 12 oz bottle served in chalice glass. Poured dark dark black. Thin tan head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma is mostly vanilla and sweet chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and bourbon with slight burnt taste in flavor. Hint off coffee and nuttyness. Very rich in flavor. Little bit of sweetness. Full bodied beer with a lighter carbonation. Over all a very good bourbon stout. Very complex and flavorful. Andrew196 (1922) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Dark dark dark. Dark and sweet.... Yellow edges. Very awesome, caramel, butterscotch, wood and vanilla. Slightly oily and syrupy at times but very good. Luvystypotables (1994) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Aroma is bourbon, wood smoke, roasted malt with a hint of cocoa. Pours a dark black color with a tan we’ll laced head. The taste improves as it warms a bit, the first taste is bourbon with smoked malt followed by cocoa. An oily mouth feel with a smokey bourbon finish.
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottled February 24 2017. Let black with an average tan head. Aroma is huge chocolate and vanilla. Cocoa, oak, and a little bourbon barrel. Really nice. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Cocoa, dark roasted malts, oak barrel, and mild coffee are there too. It finishes with brown sugar like sweetness that blends with the cocoa and vanilla perfectly. Thick overall and only slightly hot, but alcohol well hidden. Finishes slightly sticky.