dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Pours jet black with a chocolate colored head. Huge bourbon, chocolate aroma, just wonderful. Chocolate, tobacco, bourbon all coming out in the taste, very complex. Super thick body, lots of oily legs in the glass. Just a world class ale. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Black pour. Brown head. Bourbon jumps out of the glass followed by lots of chocolate, roast, toffee, wood and vanilla. Flavor is up front bourbon with vanilla, toffee, roast, coffee and bitter chocolate. God damn, another amazing CCB stout. Kudos to Joe and Wayne and company! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol/Bourbon, some chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium-full body. MeadMe (1662) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On draft at the Hunahpus release.
A: Pours uber black and full of evil like all CCB stouts. Nice deep dark head that exhibits pretty good retention and awesome lace.
S: Very roasted lots of chocolate, espresso, and of course the barrel.
T: Deep deep roasted malt, espresso, and hints of oak. Hints of bourbon and light vanilla in the finish.
M: Rather full in body, bitter roast, dry finish.
D: Not the most drinkable but a solid stout for sure. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even the faintest hint of lighter color when held to a light source. Two finger thick frothy dark chocolate coffee colored head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet bourbon aroma with a lot of earthy oak and subtle hints of vanilla which are a nice balance to the very roasty chocolate malt notes. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee.
Chewy medium body that is only the fuller end of the spectrum with a lot of tight carbonation, possibly over carbed with a lot of intense roasty flavor up from that dominates and lingers throughout into a bone dry finish. Hints of chocolate malt and toffee but this beer is all about the roasted notes. The bourbon presence is faint with subtle sweet alcohol heat, vanilla and oak. The chocolate notes are more prominent as it warms. Decent but a bit too roasty for my liking.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
So super smooth. Nice sweet mellow bourbon, vanilla, faint pepper. A little roast on the taste added to the vanilla and wood. Not overdone, really good. puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. Blueberry, warming alcohol, sweat, vanilla. Moderate barrel character, thankfully not too much, but I still prefer the beer without. TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Bourbon chocolate roasted malt nose. Strong solid malts. a big solid stout with big roast malts light chocolate and a touch of bourbon but by no means does the bourbon dominate, a nice touch. No sweetess at all. Very good. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Opaque black with a fading brown head. Big black malt aroma with some cedar notes, cinnamon and other Christmas spices. Slick and warming body. Spicy flavor with a huge malt depth. Dark chocolate and peat are prevalent with a tobacco earthiness and woody presence. Another great Imperial Stout from these guys. malrubius (2902) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On tap at RnH. Black with dark brown head. Roasted chocolate and earth and ash. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate earth subtle dark fruit and more wood. Rich, soft palate. Rich and dry finish finish. More suited to my taste than chewing on cedar. Excellent.