mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2016
bottle poured into a snifter..opaque with a medium light brown head..aroma
of booze,vanilla,coffee..tastes of bourbon,coffee,vanilla,dark fruits..better as
it warms..thick and boozy..good stuff. WillRunForBeer (2652) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Not really a milestone rate, but this will be #1900. Draft at Ale House. Pours nearly black with a chocolaty brown head. Aroma is very nice.. Dark chocolate, fig, molasses, bourbon, oak. This is a nice thick chocolaty brew with a touch of almond, molasses and a strong, but not too boozy, bourbon and oak finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Black. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, cookies. Sweet. djd07 (14562) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Chip. Pours a very dark brown with small light tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, roast, wood, chocolate, molasses. Thick mouth, roast, vanilla, wood, bourbon, very sweet, really nice. Sledutah (7527) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at the RBWG hotel share
jbruner (4747) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla and dark malts. Flavors of vanilla, dark malts and woody
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with minimal ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of deep roasted malts, a nice vanilla and chocolate barrel notes, a hint of smokiness. Taste is more toward the barrel and chocolate notes than the roast of the nose. Thick and viscous, creamy, low carbonation, solid booze presence, but not overwhelming. Really nice. madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
2015 from a bottle in a pint glass.
Look - Sludgy Dark brown. Finger of medium fingered tan head. Little to no lacing.
Smell - Raisin. Chocolate. Bourbon. Coffee.
Taste - Chocolate. Bourbon. Plum. Raisin. Booze. Tar. Charr.
Feel - A lot of alcohol. Dry because of that but still sticks.
Overall - I think I’m barreled out. This is good. I gave it to a friend for his birthday and on Star Wars release day. Ahuth (591) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottled. Pours a bold black. Has a medium brown head. Has a thick chocolate upfront taste. A roasty malty taste. The thickness is a little light. Has a light bourbon after taste. Overall good stout. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
So similar to a bcs but not as smooth. Bourbon notes and some chocolate. Bomber pour with my sis in law. Pours black wih a tan head kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Smooth black body with a lighter brown head. Big aroma of bourbon and oak. Taste is lots of fudge and bourbon. Tons of oak also comes through. Very good.