djd07 (16554) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jen. Pours a very dark brown with no head. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, light smoke. Slick mouthfeel with nice sweet roast, dark chocolate, wood, nice sweetness, hides alcohol well, very nice. merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Minimal Lacing.
S: Spicy Peppers, Solid Coffee, Chocolate, Boozy
T: Coffee, Boozy, Chocolate, Heat
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Spicy, Filling
Overall, this exactly as advertised...if you like this style, its all you. VsXsV (4612) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
Draught at the brewery with RBSG. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oak, bourbon, deep chili, pumpernickel and some licorice. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of bourbon, chocolate and light chili. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Nice stuff. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Sarlacc83 (2515) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Date: November 30, 2012
Appearance: black, scant head with frothy tan edges
Aroma: sweet bourbon aroma, caramel and vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich bourbon flavor, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, light caramel
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Score: **** /4
22oz bottle courtesy of womencantsail. Thanks! Split 3 ways, consumed on 9-3 and reviewed from notes.
A: Black as tar. Pour yields chocolate milk head which quickly fades. Sticks nicely to the glass.
N: Extremely tasty blend of vanilla, coconut, and caramel from the bourbon, the light hint of chipotle, and loads of chocolate. Coffee is faint in the background.
T: Zesty. The bourbon is perfectly integrated with loads of vanilla and caramel. Hints of fruit and some minor heat from the peppers. Chocolatey fudge. Some soy sauce. Some decent smokiness underneath which adds a bitter note to the balance. Also some honey.
M: Coating and thick without that slick oilyness which can detract from the overall enjoyment.
O: One of the best BA stouts I’ve tried. Bootlegger’s always impresses. This beer is really well integrated and it’s comparable to CFH ’12 in the way it manages to blend the depth of flavors.
SudsMcDuff (8564) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
thanks to jenray! this was a treat!! .. pours a black as night brown .. medium foam .. . wonderful meld of flavours, deep tar, burnt pepper skin, charcoal, and medium roast .. . slick silky mouth .. . an awesome beer, i really enjoyed this! .. . . you serious? cannavaro doesn’t speak english, what a bitch! bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to jenray. Black and thick. Nose is huge chocolate and roasty malts with barrel notes. Taste is smooth roastiness, bitter chocolate, alcohol present but well developed. Sweet beer thanks Jen. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Black pour, brown head. Loads of rich bourbon, vanilla, tar, roasted malt and cocoa. Flavor is sweet and rich, full of oak, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. The owners of bootleggers are amazing people and they were kind enough to open the last of their bottles of this for us. Awesome. anders37 (28172) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle @ the brewery. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate and chili flavor with hints of bourbon. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate and chili finish with hints of bourbon. illidurit (2356) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
From the bottle at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Pours blackish brown with a brown head. A pretty typical BA RIS, this just doesn’t distinguish itself from hundreds of others in the style. There’s not too much to say about this one, just plenty of sweet bourbon notes, a chocolate malty base with mild roastiness, and overbearing coconut from the barrel.