vyvvy (6311) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma has caramel, coconut, smooth roast, vanilla, bourbon and light spice. It has a smooth rich velvety body with soft gentle carbonation. The taste has the aroma notes, but it’s richer at first and then has some spicy and earthy hops at the end. Just an excellent beer in about every way.
saltyseadog (63) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Smells of milk and dark chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, candied pecans, vanilla, caramel and old wood. Very nice. Pours almost black with a trace of caramel color visible around the edges, abundant carbonation clinging all around the edge of the glass with one finger of persistent creamy tan head dissipating gradually to a thin layer. Flavor is creamy, sweet and light up front, like chocolate mousse, roasty and bourbony mid-palate with bitter chocolate on the finish and a nice slow sweet alcoholic burn. Solidly medium-bodied, not oppressive in the least, bouyed up by all that nice carbonation and delicate balance of flavors. Slightly sweet mouthcoating quality to it. A really excellent beer, better than I expected it to be! I’ve heard a range of things about Central Waters and don’t normally find it where I shop, so this was a fantastic introduction and really sets the bar high for other offerings in the future. Cheers!
dmac (6036) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Xroads. Poured a medium density, at best, deep chocolate brown with a smaller fizzy beige head. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Lots of different types of chocolate, vanilla, very light bourbon barrel in the background, sticky marshmallows. Flavor is much drier, lots of barrel, chocolate, bourbon booze and vanilla beans with some burnt toast. Medium mouthfeel, lighter carbonation and alcohol heat for sort of a let down for a big strong sipper. It’s a good beer but was hoping to love this and scoop up a few 4packs but 1 bottle was enough for the money.
MNAle (167) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Killer aroma bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, fruit, coffee, roasted malts + more. Very dark with a 1 inch tan, creamy head that recedes moderately fast to a thin cover with some irregular lacing. Moderately carbonated. Very smooth, creamy mouth feel. Taste of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts - but not as much as in the aroma. Moderate bittering arrives in the middle and finish. After some alcohol in the initial taste, it recedes to be well controlled and hidden in the middle and finish, but returns as alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.
yourilevesque (1760) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquide à la robe foncée sans être noire. La mousse est de densité moyenne et de durée moins que moyenne. Arômes peu subtils de chocolat vanillé, de bourbon râpeux et de cassonade. Pas vilains ces arômes, mais pas fins non plus. Très mince en bouche, chaude et piquante même brûlante une fois descendue dans l’estomac. Du tabac en fin de bouche et de l’alcool de canne, le tout dans une robe mince et et plutôt sèche. Inutilement agressive.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on nitro. Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and bourbon.
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black with a thin tan head. Head went away and no lacing. Aroma of sugar tobacco molasses. A boozy trip into sugar molasses licorice and malty.
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Aaron! Pours a very dark black/brown wit a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, chocolate, toffee ending rich and fruity. The taste is bourbon, molasses, dark malt, chocolate, coffee , dark fruit ending crisp and rich. The body is full with fine carbonation. Nice stuff.
Art (3212) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared thanks to Scott. Kickback. Pours a deep black brown. Aromas are of fudge and slight vanilla. Well balanced bourbon stout.
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bourbon nose vanilla wood cola nutty notes chocolate. Pours pretty much black tan head and lace. Flavors of bourbon barrel cola nutty roast chocolate oak sweet boozy bourbon. Body is a little thin but flavor is nice. Well done.