flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma has lots of creamy, roasty coffee and cocoa. Flavor is quite roasty, strong coffee, a little vanilla, with some bourbon and oak hints. Definitely a very nice stout. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Slightly plastic-y bourbon nose with chocolate and milanese. The rate is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, slightly lactic, lots of milk chocolate. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Botle from bleeng. Thanks!rondphoto (4445) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Pours a thick black with a nose of plastic bourbon oak. Flavor is sour chocolate and plastic. Average mouthfeel. Meh.
Everything a stout should be but less. Or something like that. Has a nice bitterness built into the flavor, but tastes a little thin. Maybe I’d try it again. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to bleeng for this beer. Pours a dark brown, with thin brown head. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is weak coffee, a bit thin. Not bad, not great.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
12oz bottle from a random trade at Dark Lord Day. Pours a black body with a big, two finger-width, dense and foamy, dark brown head that collapses slowly and leaves a solid lacing throughout. Aroma is big on the grainy coffees with a good amount of wood, some chocolate, dark fruits, roasts with a light char, and vanilla-bourbon. Flavor is similar. Lots of grainy coffees, roasts, dark chocolate, and dry wood up front. Some vanilla-bourbon, dark fruits, burnt wood, and a milky chocolate sweetness as well. Finishes dry and oaky with a good amount of roasts, vanilla-bourbon, and a light chocolate sweetness that leaves a medium-light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and higher, lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid barrel-aged stout. Has a nice, roasty and dry, woody bourbon flavor that remains well balanced with a pleasant chocolate sweetness. Not the most complex, but enjoyable. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours pretty dark brown/black with a bubbly/foamy tan head. Aromas of oak char, chocolate and bourbon/vanilla. Near med body. The flavor is very oak and smoke - and burnt wood. There’s some vanilla and chocolate. A less than sturdy stout aged in oak. Still pretty good. JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Some roast, a little oak slight vanilla. Appearance- Opaque black with some creamy tan head. Flavor- Pretty dry perception due to roasthints of bittersweet chocolate and some oak. Can’t seem to detect much bourbon. Bitter finish with a slight papery after taste.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, chocolate, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, light wood, and raisins.
magsinva (1250) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
bottle - aroma is a nutty chocolate. I pickup a little of the bourbon when it is closer to room temperature, but not when it’s cold. pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head. It feels a little disjointed, sometimes its bitter other sweet. Overall it’s drinkable.