bigbish (722) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2017 Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large corked bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a viscous black color with the slightest dark brown hue to go with a large, creamy dark tan head with average retention, but excellent cling and phenomenal lacing. Its aroma featured toasty notes of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of chili, along with some modest caramel and a bit of grainy and earthy hops. Its taste was surprisingly bitter and grainy with an earthy character, and only had modest chocolate and caramel sweetness deep underneath. The mouthfeel was intense, wet, and filling, with ample carbonation and a thick, creamy feeling, and a noticeable presence of alcohol. The punch of the taste and palate was perhaps over-the-top.
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 (4485) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
From bottle, big roasted notes, dark cacao, ash and porto fruit tones. Roasted bitterness, plum. rosskyle (762) - 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 (2518) - 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 (5574) - 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 (27062) - 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 (3667) - 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 (881) - 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 (4705) - 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 (4408) - 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.