DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2008
Pitch black pour with a medium sized espresso head. Aroma was strong oat and coffee. Flavor had plenty of coffee up front and a bit of breakfast in the middle. That faded into a nice bourbon finish with oak and vanilla. Very interesting here. None of the flavors seem overly strong, but they blend together nicely to create a pretty intense beer. Finished creamy, very nice. Petrucci914 (921) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Pours a pitch black with a thin mocha head, only if you do an aggressive pour - the head fades very quickly. Aroma is heavily dry coffee grounds with some vanilla, almost reminds me of the Meantime Coffee Porter, but with more of an organic coffee aroma. The taste is very smooth, strong coffee here with hints of vanilla, oak, and bourbon, but finishes a bit dry for me. incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2008
Im going to agree with ol ThirstyNeck. The coffee aspect of this brew is amazing, as it has more coffee then any brew I have had, but what seperates it is the smoothness and balance of the coffee and the bourbon. The bourbon aspect is pretty subdued, but its there, with a little sweetness at the end. The coffee is so smooth, creamy, roasty, good. I didnt think they could top the regular Devil from last year, but this has just that little extra that makes it the perfect brew for me. Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 Incredible. I love coffee beers, and the original devil was something to write home about. However, this one is insane. Everything about it is just perfect. The bourbon is not overpowering at all, there is just enough hints of chocolate, sweet vanilla, and oaky toastiness in this one.
Amazingly smooth and creamy on the tongue, and a real treat as it parties on the palate for quite some time. The aroma is of dark heavily roasted coffee with a touch of vanilla and sweet bourbon, but just a touch.
Can’t say much else besides wow........yep best coffee brew i’ve had yet. Though there are many great ones!
I must add to this AGAIN! The more i drink the more incredible it is. I have 30 bottles but cannot bring myself to drink them out of fear of what ill do when its gone! Swish it in your mouth a bit and swallow it... wait a few seconds and lick between teeth and gums.....OH MY OH MY.! Woooooo Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2008
On draught at the brewery’s taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick and creamy tan head that slowly dissolves and leaves behind a retaining head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of mostly coffee, espresso, and more coffee. I could pick up just a hint of roasted dark malt and a touch of vanilla and amarillo. Taste is full bodied, thick and chewy with flavors of deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla and roasted dark malt. Finish is when the bourbon flavors come out with a decent aftertaste of dark chocolate, bourbon and some coffee character. Another excellent beer in the Brewers Gone Wild series.
JPDIPSO (6317) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 19, 2008
Dark brown color with a seafoam tan head. Heavy coffee aromas. Actually only coffee aromas, some espresso and latte mixes, but certainly coffee. I am now catching some dark chocolate after a minute or so of sniffing, but still coffee. If you like coffee and don’t like the scent of this one... well what do I know. Smooth and lightly oily on the palate. This one glides very gently across the tongue. Quite sweet with sugared coffee, light caramel, toasted malt and hint of vanilla. Bourbon takes its time coming out in this one and only really sticks out in the vanilla and when held on the tongue for a significant period of time. Nice blend. I’m not sure how the bottles will hold up, but I would wager a keg of this in a few year will be a smooth, decedent elixir. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottled on April 9. Poured a lovely deep brown with a creamy, well-formed cap of dark tan head. My first impression from the aroma was of heavy, freshly-ground darker-roasted coffee.. vanilla and oak waft through, but not a lot of bourbon in the nose.. rich and inviting, as I loves me some coffee. The flavor was also centered around heavy coffee maltage, and picked up a lovely complement of drier dark chocolate.. the edges showcased fresh coffee bitterness, fresh oak, vanilla, and light bourbon sugars.. everything came together perfectly.. long, drawn-out coffee finish with a little more of that vanilla. Medium-plus bodied with moderate coffee bitterness throughout.. it doesn’t seem like this was in the barrel for long, but the light bourbon impression worked well. This was excellent! KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2008
Dark color. Smell of heavy roasted coffee and some minor bourbon. Taste of sweet roasted coffee, pine, malt, hops, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Not a overpowering bourbon taste. Just a enough to make it a very nice BB porter. The coffee dominated the smell and taste of this brew. LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pours a thick dark brown color with a nice tan head. Gigantic aroma of coffee punched me in the nose upon first wiff. Not much else making it through that great coffee bean aroma. Flavor is of coffee bean that is perfectly intertwined with hints of vanilla and bourbon. Great, smooth as silk body as well. Leaves a great coffee aftertaste in your mouth.Wow....what a excellent brew! Thanks Brewblackhole! brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2008
Fresh coffee laden aroma,roasted beans coming through big time,just the tiniest pecks on the nostrils of the bourbon, smells much richer then the first batch,as it warms a little more bourbon vanilla and sweetness comes through, taste is two lumps of sugar coffee at first,silky smooth and creamy to the palate. Roasted malts and that creamy slightly sweet coffee wash around the palate,and then and only then in the swallow ,the smooth traces of bourbon finishes it off. This brew retains all the wonderful coffee aspects we loved in the in the first brew,the sexy oatmeal smoothness,and adds that tantalizing bourbon finish in the swallow. This beer almost makes me wish I were smoking again. I can so see me sitting in a beatnilk coffee house listening to Tom Waits,drinking a couple of these,with a pack of cigs by me. One of the top new brews of the year