Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is nice chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, spices, nice bourbon, alcohol, sweet...Taste is nice dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon oak, dark fruits, dark spices, chewy caramels.. Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle shared with EricTeusink and jrob21. I am a huge sucker for gigantic bourbon stouts and this one hit it just right. The bottle was split 3 ways, but I swear I could have nailed by my damn self. Pours thick as hell as one would expect. Huge vanilla, cocoa and bourbon nose. Taste is really just explosive as it rides on the big sweetness and booze level. Doesn’t come off as 20%, though. A decadence of bourbon sweetness, chocolate, lots of vanilla. Booze is only noticeable on the warming finish. Thick mouth. Wonderful. jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle shared with Westmeister and EricTeusink. This one knocked me on my ass a bit even after splitting it 5 ways. Not sure how anyone would take this on themselves. Wood and vanilla aromas from the barrels. There is a lot going on in the flavor. A bit of booze at first that increases a bit as it warms. Lots of purple fruit and plum flavors. Chalky texture and milk chocolate flavors. Vanilla definitely coming through in the flavor as well. Finish has a bit of the bourbon sweetness and somewhat hot. Would love to try this again in about 3 years. Incredibly complex but all working together harmoniously without any one piece dominating. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Cloudy brown with very little head. Aroma is chocolate, cacao, vanilla, raisins, dates. Sticky mouthfeel, sweet and smooth on the palate with a lingering sweet finish. Taste is chocolate, vanilla pudding, raisins, brown sugar. Delicious. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle share taster. Dark, murky brown with no cap. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, bourbon, wood. Taste is very sweet. Super sticky and delicious.
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Thanks to adnielsen for bringing. Pours a black color with off white head. Sweet, brownie, chocolate aromas. Big chocolate, brownie, sweet flavor. RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle from International trade; red/brown pour with thin tan head, massive bourbon aroma, big bourbon taste, a hint of chocolate that is mostly overpowered by the bourbon, very sweet candy sugar, viscous thick mouth feel. Macegan75 (856) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle at Damico’s. Pours cloudy dark brown with little to no head. nose is chocolate liquer, cocoa, chocolate liquer.taste is similar with cake batter and boozy overtones. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
22 nov 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is amazing sugary maple syrup, milk chocolate, vanilla. Med body and mildly fizzy. Alcohol is kind of intense. Really sugary maple syrup, milk chocolate. Demerara sugar. Smells amazing, tastes pretty damn good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a dark brown. The aroma consists of chocolate and chocolate glazed doughnut. Sweet and almost cloying