DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008
Fruit and whisky aromas. Small beige head. Black and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. Creamy and slightly bitter coffee roast finish. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2009
22oz bottle from someone in my fantasy football league..payout from LAST year. Pours black with a huge head..a bit too lively indeed. Nice aroma of chocolate and bourbon. Smooth, nutty bourbon come on pretty strong with just a little roast. Lightly sweet dark fruits. Kind of all over the place. Too thin. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
12-oz. Thanks, um...Sprinkle? Pantanap? Man, I gotta start writing this stuff down. Anyway, my gratitude is sincere, and I love ya both, even if my memory is a little foggy. Nearly jet black with a decent, surging, creamy dark tan head. Roasty, dark nose. Creamy medium body with a very small complement of slightly prickly carb. Mild, understated mid-palate of chocolate and roast, with a fairly neutral finish. 3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Mobile rating. Malt forward, smooth, creamy like butter, but tastes like butter as well. Weak and flabby body, lactic nose, butterscotch. No thanks. jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle - thanks sigma23. Pours a dark brown with a large, creamy brown head. Nose is rich with heavy roast, light cocoa, vanilla, and a light bourbon note. Tastes deep in roast, mocha, espresso, vanilla, and very faint bourbon. Creamy and rich, but the heavy roast and espresso really dominate the entire experience.
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle courtesy of a trade with Erik in Indiana, this poured a rich black with a big foamy tan head with lots of thick lacing. Nose is very strongly chocolate, some coffee, and just a hint of the bourbon barrel. Medium and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts. Finish is dry and very mild. Nice stout. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours black and opaque with a small light brown head. Burned malty aroma with a little vanilla and wood. Medium body with hard roasted malts, vanilla and oak. Malt bitter finish. 270509 michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12oz. Bottles: Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, oats, and some cream. No hint of whiskey barrel aging. Poured black in color with a small brown head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, slight sugar, light lactose, and a hint of vanilla. Again, NO bourbon whiskey flavor. Medium body. Lightly chalky texture is a bit thin. Coffee, roasted malt, and lactose finish is slightly dry. BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Bottle courtesy of sigma23...THANKS TIM!!! Really enjoyed this one...poured a deep dark brown with a creamy latte head that left spotty lacing. Cocoa, roasted marshmellow, and toasted malt on the nose. Flavor is extremely well balanced and exhibits strong chocolate, oak, and just a hint of bourbon. A tad thin but highly drinkable. yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a solid chocolate brown head. Roasted malt aroma, light hoppy note. Roasted malt flavoured, chocolate and smooth caramel too. Medium bitter and roasted malt flavoured finish.