daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Boom! Black pour, brown head. Rich chocolate with huge vanilla and rich bourbon notes. Creamy, thick, oily and awesome. Bylicki (12) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. The whiskey is very much evident in the nose. Quite a bit of banana and vanilla through out. Extremely smooth and creamy. Well done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, pours nice black with lovely tan head, smell is mostly whiskey with a hint of roast. The taste is very complex, some whiskey, a nice roast and chocolate flavours, a hint of smoke, this is similar ba Boris but I would take this one over regular ba no doubt. Very nice, worth waiting for. koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
22 oz bottle. Shared in the line at the 4 Elf Party. The pour is black, inky and oily with a nice thickness. There is a medium tan head that fades quickly leaving a light lace behind. The aromas are delightfully complex. There is a beautiful roasted chocolateyness and the vanilla and bourbon notes are pretty great as well. There is a light licorice or dark fruit note in the nose that definitely comes through in the taste. The bourbon and light roasty smokiness come through a little more on the aftertaste as well. The mouth feel is perfect. It is thick, oily, and just coats amazingly. The flavors linger, and seem to get a little more complex as they sit on the palate. jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a thick motor oil like black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of semi sweet chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste follows, like brownies, bourbon and vanilla coffee. Thick and chewy, gets better and better as it warms!
Meilby (11570) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Draught @ Hoppin Frog, Akron, OHsaxo (18961) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood, cocoa and hops. Nice and smooth finish. Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Bomber: After Borefts:
Brown head. Black body.
Bourbon/whiskey aroma with alcohol, tar, roast, some light vinous/port notes, soy, chalk and prunes.
Flavour is a delicious balanced chocolate, roast, coffee and warm barrel aged Imperial Stout. Very nice!
Aftertaste is raw chocolate with coffee and whiskey notes.
Low carbo, creamy body, creamy mouthfeel,
Deliciously balanced. Great beer! Enjoy it! GenDV138 (7470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared, poured into a tulip. Pours jet black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon, roast, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of big bourbon, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate. Full body. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Shared with Jay and Pam. Nearly pitch black color. Thin lighter brown head. Leaves very nice lace. Awesome barrel character, cookie dough, brown sugar. Good, chewy, creamy texture. Lighter, creamy carbonation. More dry finish. Awesome moderate sweet taste, nothing close to cloying though. Moderate bitter, too. Alcohol well-hidden. Fantastic, complex stuff. Even Pam (who usually is a wine person) adored this. Dark bitter chocolate. Light hints of coffee, roast. Awesome, awesome stuff. One of the best beers I’ve had in a while.