beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle share thanks to dextercat. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is mix of bourbon boost, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is smooth, rich, burns a bit in the back of the throat. Aftertaste is clean, just a bit of boost. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours a deep umber color. Lots of chocolate roast is apparent, some sweet sticky honey sweetness lies underneath the roast with traces of licorice, vanilla bean, caramel, nilla wafers and cocoa powder. Touch of bitterness cleans up the finish with lingering boozy bourbon character. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2016 Bottle thanks to my winter secret santa jckp64. Pours black with a creamy dark brown head that fades to a nice ring. Great aroma of bourbon, licorice, sweet chocolate fudge, honey and dark fruit. Taste has lots of chocolate cake, licorice and bourbon. Starts a little sweet but ends very dry and a little bitter. Somewhat boozy but still pretty smooth and creamy. Medium to thick body. The mouthfeel is incredibly dry and a little chalky. Great aroma and really nice taste but not a fan of the very dry finish and the mouthfeel. Still pretty great overall. Rerate 3/19/16. Fresh bottle thanks to Brandon. Way better now. Chocolate fudge, bourbon, light coffee. So good. cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pour is jet black motor oil with a small amount of dark mahogany head. Nose is quite nice, lots of rich malt and a lot of wood and bourbon notes. Strong fudge and caramel. Taste is a bit more woody up front, slightly chalky malt mid palate, rich fudge quality is a touch muted, some dark berries in back and bourbon through the finish. Full bodied, dry finish, soft feel, a touch slick in back, nicely carbonated. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
Shared bottle. Pitch black with a thicker brown head. Awesome deep nose with lots of cool stuff going on, chocolate, roasted malt, toast, good stuff from the bourbon barrel. Quite sweet but some bitterness to balance. Oily, thick, chewy, with a long finish. Really nice treat.
stevoj (5367) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2014
Pour at tasting. Pours very dark with slight beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts and bourbon. Taste is more of the same, bourbon is really smooth, I liked this one. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark black hue with tan head that dissipated. Aroma is huge malt bomb, stone fruit, chocolate, molasses, honey, careless. Mouthfeel is fantastic with full body and light carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice astringent following and an ethanol finish. Overall this is fantastic! Bacterial (3027) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Really nice. Thick balck pour with just a little head. Sweet and malty nose. Taste is nice, chocolate and bourbon lots of malt. Very good. BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Dark dense looking brown pour with a smaller tan head. Bourbon and wood. Pretty sweet. This is excellent!!