skortila (5820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. Thanks for sharing, thewolf! The aroma has roast, bourbon, some coffee and chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, has roast, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coffee. Very full. Nice! BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Draft. The biggest thing I remember think was "I wish I had a bacon strip for a stir stick." Some nice bitterness and dryness from cold coffee notes. The BA adds just enough accents to be nice but not overpowering. JDBaker11058 (2178) - Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Appearance: jet black, with tiny amber highlights at the edges; thick, creamy tan head that has a pink tint; beautiful lace curtains abound. Aroma: dark chocolate, burning wood, boozy vanilla, toasted oats. Taste: espresso, bittersweet very dark chocolate, booze, hint of vanilla, and green wood. Finish: long, with medium bitterness and a pronounced booze-induced warmth in the throat and belly. Notes: Of all the whisky/bourbon aged stouts I’ve tried, this one featured the most prominent impartation of boozy characteristics. The flavors of the bourbon were everywhere, and when I was done with a sip of the beer, it actually felt like I had been sipping a bourbon. I couldn’t detect the oats in the flavor, but they gave a great silkiness to the palate. The beer as a whole got sweeter (slightly) as it warmed to room temperature. Sunday morning breakfast stout of the week.
bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle gifted by Marcus. What a guy! Pours very black with a foamy/creamy dark tan head. 4 fingers! I’m getting bourbon/vanilla in large quantity with chocolate, coffee and smooth burnt malt. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Finishes smooth bitter chocolate. Quite tasty. sloth (2897) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Large light brown head with very good retention and a sticky coating lace that lasts. Black in color, real black, yes. Nose of chocolate, roast, light vanilla and faint whisky, little dusty. Body is fully medium, oily slick on the palate, soft carbonation, chewy. Well blended flavors with none being dominant. Chocolate, roast, faint caramel and gentle whisky notes. Coffee is subdued also. Dry finish leaves you with roasty, whisky and toasty thoughts. Lasting and highly enjoyable. Nice Stout, indeed. Bottle from statelineliquors
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Black as night, dark tan head, fades relatively quickly... hoppy, vanilla, choc, roast, light burnt, aroma.... creamy... lively, creamy, kinda roasty, not burnt... something about was the barrel aging muddles the coffee... nice creamy body from the oat, light coffee, muddled... Medium full bodied, drinks a bit heavier than expected.... Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
500 mL bottle courtesy of maniac at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. Pours a pitch black color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oats, nutty notes, vanilla, coconut. The taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, vanilla, oats, faint bourbon, bitter hops. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer. bubbleflubber (2211) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Pours an opaque black with mahogany hues to the fringes. It has a 2-finger brown head that retains well, leaving trace lacing. The nose is vinous and of roasted malts. The flavors have lots of smoked, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, some light cherries showing up mid-palate, and finishing with burnt coffee beans, toasted bitters, and a wonderful lingering bourbon essence. The mouthfeel is kept active with well-integrated carbonation, but has a smooth creamy texture and round body. Great offering here. marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very brown with a thick light brown head and a chocolate mousse aroma. There is a milk chocolate flavor with a smooth bitter finish and a tasteful bourbon trail. Very mellow. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Poured from 50 CL bottle into tulip. Pours black with about an inch or more tan creamy head. Aroma is burnt coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Taste follows the nose with loads of burnt coffee and a little smoke.