chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is simply outstanding, beer of the year, right up there with Pirate Bomb. Drink this beer now its perfectly aged and ready to go. The explosion of coconut is perfectly sweet and not overbearing. The aroma is a sweet bomb but you come back for more. The taste is balanced expertly with the coconut melding with barrel, and dark chocolate. I hate the hype train, but damn this lives up to it.
johnnnniee (3896) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks as always Greg!
Inky black with a stingy tan head. Molasses roast light chocolate bits of coconut light toast light oak and vanilla on the nose. Spicy rye character comes through in the flavor a bit more than the aroma. Sweet sticky brown sugary molasses with bits of caramel and chocolate. Lightly fruity with some toasty coconut just peaking out for the finish. Stick almost syrupy mouthfeel, full body and then some. light level of carbonation. I think the coconut must have faded, but I think it leaves enough background notes to keep this interesting. Pretty damn tasty imho.
GRM (3811) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, brown bottle, 650 ml, from and with Philippe Boutin (merci!), Christmas gathering at Stephen Morris’s, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: black, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody; mouth: roasted barley, coconut, caramel, alcohol, bourbon, light woody, finale in coconut with presence of roasted barley, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 650 ml, de et avec Philippe Boutin (merci!), party de Noël chez Stephen Morris, savourée le 18 décembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé; bouche : orge torréfiée, noix de coco, caramel, alcool, bourbon, léger boisé, finale en noix de coco avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : bien
BuckeyeBoy (6344) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours out brown topped with a small head. nose is big coconut milk chocolate sweetness wow almond joy for sure. Taste is more of the coconut milk chocolate sweetness roast malts syrup thick. This is nice.
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz botttle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Toasted coconut, chocolate, roast, dark fruits, bourbon and vanilla.
pushkinwow (2692) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Phil at the 2015 year end Ottawa bash. A nice dark black pour with nothing on top. Unsweetened and slightly roasted coconut, dark chocolate and slightly chewy almost burnt malt, light vanilla, espresso remains, oak, a warming but well balanced booziness. Full body and mild carbonation, sweet but not overpowering, long finish.
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of coconut and black chocolate with some bourbon and some vanilla notes. Taste is a complex and satisfying mix of vanilla and bourbon with some black chocolate with just the right amount of coconut. Quite a bit of residual sugar notes but not overly so. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Such a shame that this was only brewed once.
puboflyons (3174) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 26, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Received in trade from jcwattsrugger. Thanks JC. Deep dark brown to black pour. Modest tan head. Even after two years the alcohol bite is still on the nose along with the bourbon notes, dark fruit notes, licorice, and toasted malt character. Medium to full body. Smooth texture. All those dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit characters interact with each other beautifully to make this one tasty and vibrant beer. I have no reason to question why this gets such high ratings.
rejtable (2347) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was crazy good, thanks Philippe! 2015 Xmas gathering. Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose is cocunut, vanilla. Flavours of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, syrup, dark fruit, espresso. TAste big sweet, big bitter. Medium cramy body with full lasting bitterness. A gem.
Lubiere (13064) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with no head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with coffee grind, licorice, dark fruits, light sourness, very nice. In mouth, a rich and beautiful chocolate malt, coffee grind, licorice, alcohol warmth, light coconut, rich and complex. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
hackobock (3683) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
December 4, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with craftbeer1over, thanks!
Black with a quickly dissipating minimal head, leaving no trace. Aroma is sweet with toffee, vanilla, prunes, hints of figs, toasted coconut, spicy rye whiskey notes and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet malts and dried fruits, roasted bitterness. Finish is sweet with figs, prunes, caramel, vanilla, hints of warming bourbon with some peppery notes, dry bitter cocoa. Full bodied, oily sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Great renditio of bourbon county stout.