blutt59 (6585) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2012 Bottled with silver wax danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
, thanks to mikem409 in trade, bourbon vanilla caramel nose with creamy vanilla , extract , cream puff, bourbon, soy , burnt coffee, rum finish
2012 vintage served from a 12 oz bottle. Via trade with audiovivid. The appearance is a midnight brown with a super thin deep brown head. The aromas are oaky bourbon , oatmeal, and molten chocolate. Flavors enter full of malts and creamy oatmeal. Heavy oak and some alcohol in the middle with a hint of light oxidation before leading to a nice long chocolaty bourbon finish. Nice well carbonated mouth. Love the bourbon and chocolate dance in this brew. Very well done and delicious! HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled at FoBAB2013. Pours oily and black, with a tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon, big chocolate, coffee, and roast notes. Some vanilla, some caramel, some wood and oaky notes. Flavor is big, boozy, thick. Tons of bourbon soaked roasted malts, lots of coffee, vanilla. Somewhat creamy, somewhat syrupy, lots of molasses, roasted malts. This is just exhausting on the palate. Kind of incredible mouthfeel, like the first time I had Dark Lord. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle: thanks to Jeff for my first bottle of this. Black hole black, thick pour, insanely dark, tan head with tiny bubbles forms slowly on top. Looks like 5W-20 that was due for a change 5,000 miles ago. Aroma is mind-blowing with the most smooth bourbon & oak character I’ve encountered. Heavy fudge & cocoa beans, vanilla, light coconut, smooth bourbon, wet oak & wood, deeply roasted malts, brown sugar, & a creamy coffee undertone. Distinct, wonderful, complex... The taste is no different. Creamy, smooth mouth feel with light syrup & sweet molasses up front. Warming bourbon comes through big, but is literally the smoothest induction of bourbon into a beer that I’ve tasted. Oak, vanilla, faint nuttiness, dark fudge, bittersweet cocoa, a touch of ripe dates, roasted coffee, a mild milkiness, & a good amount of brown sugar. Bourbon, oak, chocolate, brown sugar, & coffee in a lovely, mouth coating finish. The best bourbon barrel aged beer I’ve had, bar none. This is how it’s done, folks. Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
11/9/13bottle given to me in a trade. Drank and shared with Luke and Doug up the poconos.
Pours black with a small tan head. The nose is sweet everything. coffee, chocolate, fudge and vanilla. The taste is Oreos dunked in bourbon. Thick mouthfeel.
Awesome beer to cap off a weekend of huge great beers!!!
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pmcint01 (41) - Pitman, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Jet black color with brown head. Aroma smells of roasty chocolate. It is very smooth going down where you can taste the same with hints of bourbon. Very enjoyable. burg326 (5619) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark black color with aromas of chocolate, roast, bourbon, some oak, and light vanilla. Flavors are the same, rich chocolate, and bourbons fudge, a solid beer overall, glad I got terry this one. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2013
12oz bottle shared by blomster/Christer @RBWG-JAX-thin lt brown-black. A-rich roasty dk malt, oak. T-rich roasty/licorice-dk malt, oak. BlowOffTube (515) - Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Awesome. Really smooth, little burn, bourbon, sweet coffee and chocolate, vanilla. Pours black, tan head. Big chocolaty bourbon coffee aroma. Big body, small carbonation but works perfect. Nice sipper. Top BA imp stout for me so far. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 12oz bottle In a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, some oak and vanilla and light savory notes, a little coffee and chocolate, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything especially the bourbon. Smooth texture. A really good beer.
EDIT: Bottle with copper wax. Same appearance. Great aroma of bourbon and a rich stout. Thick texture. Still a really good beer.