asmall (16) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2013
Absolutely the best! Coffee bomb! I have tasted the mecca of stouts! Wow.Scour the Earth for this one!Can I give it better than 100! oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 5, 2013
Smells oakey and boozey. This beer reminds me of my marriage - no head. Tastes chocolaty and boozy. Bourbon flavor isn’t quite as pronounced as I expected, but that’s not a bad thing. Maybe not worth the hype, but definitely a really solid top tier beer. pablothirteen (38) - - APR 5, 2013
Real nice stout. Pours thick but drinks smooth. Perfect blend off chocolate n coffee, neither is over powering. FightOn78 (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2013 does not count
It was just ok. I was expecting more based on its rating here and on beer advocate. C+ balancebeer (15) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
I drank this wonderful beer out of a snifter at room temprature. It has an incredible nose, smelling it is half the fun. The mouth feel is full and it just washes over your tongue. Despite its big abv it is very well balanced with none of the flavors dominating any of the others. Some beers live up to their hype and this one exceeded it.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
Black with two finger brown head, dissipates with lacing. Bourbon, oak, cream, caramel, oatmeal, coffee, light alcohol. Moderate to heavy body with light but creamy carbonation. Bourbon, sweet oak and vanilla, toast, coffee and chocolate, creamy sweetness. Finishes with slight smokiness. timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
A: Pours an incredibly dark brown, almost pitch black and sits midnight black in the glass. Dark mocha head - huge considering the aging and abv. Incredibly creamy retention and lacing. Looks a lot like their imperial stout, but creamier and slightly lighter and less viscous.
S: Rich incredibly dark chocolate cake with a light vanilla icing, swimming in bourbon next to a cup of coffee. At first when cold it smelled like pure coffee, and after about an hour it unleashed it’s true colors. The bourbon is not the firestone creamy vanilla/coconut/oak - its a more ’raw’ hot flavor, like the essence of bourbon itself.
T: Less decadent than the nose, but still pretty amazing. Hot bourbon, huge dark roast coffee, incredibly bitter dark chocolate - slighter milk chocolate, vanilla and oak. Definitely not too hot, a very pleasant warming.
P: Very smooth, soft carbonation. It’s a big, full bodied beer, but not incredibly viscous.
O: Would really like to see how it evolves over a year because the coffee is so aggressive now. Really fantastic beer, one I will remember. wlajwl (6942) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2016 Aroma is dark fruit/vinous, berries/cherries/strawberries and a very strong hint of acidity. The flavor is dark fruit/very vinous, malts, hints of chocolate and coffee and a long acidic/mild alcoholic finish. Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Espresso, cocoa, cherries, molasses, char, vanilla, tobacco, bourbon, and spices. Black-brown with dark ruby highlights, and a nicely retaining, bubbly, tan head. Off-dry, chocolatey, roasty, boozy, strong, and savory. Full body, average carbonation, and finishes with strong, earthy, and slightly smokey flavors lingering. Awesome beer. zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
Bourbon coffee, roasty dark chocolate aroma. light brown creamy head with solid black body. Bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate very smooth after taste. Smooth and creamy on the palate AMAZING...IZZICK!!!!