Beachmaster (546) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a moderate medium brown head that slowly fades. Decent lacing. Nose is dark malt and vanilla and bourbon. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, and dark roast coffee. Very well balanced, with a smooth mouth feel. Delicious. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Man this was great. Nice roasted malt and bourbon aromas. Pitch black color with a fine tan head. Great palate with weight but not too heavy. Smooth. Fantastic blending of the outmeal roasted flavors with coffee and chocolate and charred wood. Just enough hops to pull it out of malt overload. The bourbon enhanced the flavors, not overpowered them. A great compliment. If you find it, grab it. Bricktop86 (844) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 I was very excited to find this and try it. Pours almost black with a very small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is medium bitter and sweet with some coffee acidity. Some bourbon in the flavor as well but not overpowering. Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2013
From the bottle, poured opaque black with thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Big rich flavor with a string chocolate presence. Hints of bourbon. Roasted malts. There is some hoppiness but not a lot. Creamy mouthfeel. This is a big beer and beautifully made. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Hella good. Big rich dark brown pour, brown head. Aroma of bourbon soaked brownies! Lots of rich chocolate flavor, vanilla, toffee, coconut, toasted oak, tar. Damn freaking good!
gkeh (481) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2014
Wow. Dark, dark brown with great lacing for 11% abv. Sweet malt on the nose, chocolate, vanilla roasted malts. Taste is sweet vanilla, oak, mild chocolate. Fantastic dry finish. Superb stout. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
I’ve been lucky enough to have this both from the original version released in the 750mL bottles and in the 12oz bottles. Bourbon, cocoa, and coffee on the nose, with all following on the palate. Finishes semi-sweet with caramel and toffee notes. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noir’s. This is an awesome brew. Very hard to decide between this and the Coffee as my second favorite. The vanilla is better by a hair. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to a friend. Poured black with a chocolate brown head that left ample lace behind on my glass. Aroma was chocolate, fudge, whiskey, oak, and toasted marshmallow. Flavor was whiskey, oak, coconut, dark roast, chocolate, and a slight alcohol kick. Body was full, velvety, and creamy with a medium-high level of carbonation. Great stuff that should age well beyond a year or two. jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Dark beer with thin beige head. Really rich bourbon and molasses nose. This is sUchiha a rich beer. Booze and raisin and dark fruit and a hint of smoke. Just great.