marcus (10869) - 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. Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Black pour with a foamy tan head. Aroma is incredibly dry chocolate, coffee grounds, Mouthfeel is oily and rich. Flavor is bourbon, light peat, milk chocolate, super dry roast. A rich, dry chocolate treat. yum oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Ink black, huge frothy tan head. The nose holds massive vanilla bourbon, chocolate roast, cocoa nib, earth, and caramel. The flavor is truly delicious. Huge caramel and vanilla bourbon with milk chocolate and creamy toffee abound. A roasty coffee cocoa nib follows. The palate is super thick and rich with low effervescence and a chalky-sweet finish. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Black pour with a very pretty dense frothy head. Aroma holds a delightful combination of vanilla and sweet wood presence combining with awesome dry dark chocolate, roast, and a balanced ashen tone. The sweet but dry oat presence acts as the catalyst between those two aromatic profiles. Flavor is marked by that same awesome mixture, with some great cherry and marzipan sweetness that quickly moves to the background to make room for fantastic dry bitter and even peaty characteristics. The palate is luscious, perfectly carbonated, and very drinkable. Awesome.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Pours to a black body with a super lively foamy tall ultra dark brown head. Unfortunately, the head dissipated rather quickly. The aroma is sweet chocolate, subtle coffee, vanilla, oats, and a charred oak. The aroma is fairly light. The flavor is sweet oats, some charred black patent or charred wood, vanilla, chocolate, and subtle coffee. Notes of bourbon here and there. The palate could be construed as "thin", but then I see that this is simply a stout and not an imperial stout. There could be some more body, but for the style, it’s pretty spot on. Not overly heavy, not sticky. Good and tasty, but the price is pretty steep @ $17 for what you get. Is that the price of shipping a bourbon barrel to Denmark/Norway? If so, stick with used Scotch or French wine barrels. ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2011
500ml bottle served in an English Pint. Pour is onyx with four huge fingers of deep beige head; Lancing and retention were stellar with this brew. Nose is coffee, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. Taste mimics the nose verbatim, with the roasted malt and coffee jumping out first. These flavors are then joined by the rest of the crew, and then come to rest in a coffee/vanilla/bourbon finish. This beer comes off as a decadent treat at a gourmet coffee shop where luxury sedans fill the parking lot while jazz fills the interior, rather than a beer. This is a fantastic brew! bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark rown beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light coffee aroma with bourbon. Coffee and light chocolate flavor wih bourbon and light roast. Medium bodied. Coffee and bourbon lingers with chocolate and light roast. superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2011
500 ml bottle into snifter. Pours opaque black color with a nice 2 finger very dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a fairly thick lacing cap that lasts. Some thick lacing is left on the glass as well. Aromas of huge bourbon notes with dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, wood, and a bit of vanilla. Good strong aromas here, decent balance, but a little heavy on the bourbon. Taste of huge notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel on the front; with some bourbon and vanilla in the back. Finishes with a fair amount of bitterness that lingers for a bit with coffee and roasted flavor. Outstanding balance of flavors, very smooth drinking for the alcohol level as well. Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Fairly creamy feeling as well. No alcohol noticed in the taste and a very slight warming on the finish. Overall an outstanding imperial stout. The nose was really strong on the bourbon, but the taste was great the bourbon sitting in the background. nimbleprop (8928) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2011
50cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, creamy tan head. Boozy aroma, whiskey, wood, brown sugar. Flavors of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, smoke, toasted break. Full bodied, boozy, smokey finish.