bigbish (722) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2017 magsinva (1455) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - cork says best buy mar 2013’ which is weird for a style that ages well - pours pitch with several fingers of head. Aroma has nice whiskey notes which don’t become overwhelming when it warms, has vanilla from the oak, and has a nice subtle malted chocolate base. Taste is sweet with the alcohol present, but acts as a nice understated warm mouth feel, which is surprising for a 10% ABV brew. Overall, very nice! I’m excited to see what else they produce.
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2017 This is a really nice stout, lots of coffee and roasted notes. Slight vanilla flavor from the barrel, rounds out the flavor profile. Good stuff. markextrae (4520) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
From bottle, big roasted notes, dark cacao, ash and porto fruit tones. Roasted bitterness, plum. rosskyle (778) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Served on draft. Black color with minimal head. Bourbon vanilla chocolate. Booze finish. Heavy body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Nische (2578) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle shared with pilsnertest. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma is pretty bourbon forward with earthy wood, molasses, chocolate and a light roast. Taste is similar with bourbon, oak, vanilla and chocolate. A weak hint of stale cardboard, I might have been holding on to this one just a bit too long. Still highly enjoyable though. stevoj (5748) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2017
2017 RIS tasting, 2017 vintage on the bottle. Maybe should have held it a little longer. Black, oily pour, head a bit darker than the previous ones. some of the bourbon comes through in the aroma for some boozy scent, nice roast grains, small amount of sweetness. Taste adds some more woody, barrel notes, some chocolate, some fruitiness, which doesn’t seem out of place. A bit of heat form the alcohol too.
anders37 (27284) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody caramel chocolate and vanilla finish. hershiser2 (3704) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2017
$11.99 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours thick and black with a small brown head. Amazing aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate, light coffee, oak, bourbon. Slight sweet, very delicious. b33r (876) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Dark brown color with thin light brown head an little lacing. Aroma and flavor have strong oak and bourbon characteristics. Roasty malts. Thin mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn. Okay overall. emacgee (4708) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Insipid dark brown pour with a wispy weak khaki tan head. Nose is not appealing. Papery and stale malts with some dark grain and toast. Wood and weak bourbon show as well. Flavor is not great. Sharp alcohol and lots of dried fruits. Prune and raisin with a rich caramel sweetness. Bitter grain and an astringent finish. johnnnniee (4440) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle from Solidfunk, big thanks
Pours a solid black with a frothy creamy tan head that persists. Roasty earthy with hints of molasses and dark pitted fruits. Sweet brown sugary malts in the flavor with bits of oak bourbon and hints of vanilla and coconut. Bit of an alcohol warming this one is definitely a sipper but its also pretty damn tasty too.