thewolf (12747) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours completely black with a fine, creamy, light-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is roasted, vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate. Luscious really. Light carbonation, nice fat and creamy palate. Flavour is very nice, good vanilla sweetness, roasted maltiness, coffee, softness and elegance. Very nice use of bourbon barrels.
500mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a very tall, very well-retained dense tan head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up toasted coffee and nutty malts, with a little vanilla accenting.. fairly airy, but not unreasonably so for 7.5%. The flavor found the same coffee and vanilla at the core, with subtle, yet complementary bourbon laced throughout.. back to coffee with a lightly metallic bourbon on the finish.. not terribly complex, but solidly constructed. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. toasty.. I could drink a whole lot of this. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Malty body with coffee roastyness, feels less bright then the previous version. Malty chocolate, tobacco, lighter oak tones. Roast y with some ash like presence and a hint of vanilla in the finish. Good, but i prefer the stock version. LinusStick (3497) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Wow! A delicious stout! Aroma was perfect. A strong blend of coffee, oak, bourbon and roasted chocolate malt. Pour was perfect as well. Deep dark black with a two finger tan head and a huge sediment pile on the bottom of the glass (nice!). Taste was a little weaker than the aroma but still great. Chocolate and coffee provide the backbone and is very full and strong. After the swallow oak and bourbon come up through the sinuses and coat the back of the tongue. Nice carbonation. Great beer! ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Dark black pour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee maybe a hint of bourbon. Chocolate and caramel roast stout. Good stout.
biggirlpanties (194) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Aroma is a little bit like pie crust, but also a bit soapy, some vanilla, a bit of roast. It’s very dark, with a tall head that leaves spotty lace. Taste is a bit watery for me, coffee, roast, graham cracker, pretty bitter coffee finish. Palate is pretty thin for me, but not terrible. Overall, it’s pretty okay, but I taste no bourbon, which seems to be the point of the beer. Shared with tarheels86. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
500mL courtesy of biggirlpanties. The pour is a near black with a large, dense, sheen, deep brown mocha head. Very nice retention and big webby and sheety lace. Aroma is really not doing it for me: floral, chemical, pool cleaner, lemon, sweet lemon drops. Nothing that reminds me of coffee, roast, stout, bourbon, oak, even just beer. Could be a box of old lemon drops. Taste is oily and soapy/watery dichotomy. Light olive, watery roast. Thinner palate: watery and then oily switching back and forth. Somehow inferior to Beer Geek Breakfast. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
medium black body, a dark tan head rises at least five fingers, great retention and lace, plus the head looks puffy really good... a very disappointing nose, firstly its very weak, secondly the bourbon does not show off at all, mostly some light creamy coffee, thirdly the great notes of the base beer which I love in all other forms is missing... taste is better shows off the bourbon, but still pedestrian overall, taste is bland, a little light coffee, a hint of vanilla, putting me to sleep... on a plus side the mouthfeel is really nice... SO disappointing, the worst breakfast stout they’ve done, and a really pour barrel aged beer beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate brown head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a layer and curtain of foam with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of coffee with notes of vanilla and caramel. Even though this beer is bourbon barrel aged, the bourbon does not overwhelm as it does in so many BA beers. Instead, it complements quite nicely. The flavor is coffee with again some accompanying vanilla and caramel. Moderate coffee bitterness at the finish. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied. What a nice way to start the day! bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
16.9 oz. pours black as oil with some nice lacing and slight bit of brown head. Smells of wonderful dark chocolate, smoke, leather, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted coffee, toffee, vanilla, charred bourbon barrels, and chocolate. Mouthfeel is thick and the finish is long and roasted bitter.