Turkjerkey (3) - - JUL 18, 2017 does not count
Aroma: overwhelmingly coffee
Taste: Bitter but well balanced with coffee
Appearance: black no lacing
Overall: would buy again
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beerplace (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
355ml bottle (thx, Peter K.!) bottled on 2016-01-25, BB 2018-01-25. Pours an almost black with a quite fast disappearing dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, fruity notes. Taste is similar with some odd grainy notes on the background. Good stuff. mvp (262) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of strong chocolate and a hint of coffee. Very smooth texture. First sip was a lot more bitter than I expected, but in a pleasant way.. After that mostly coffee flavor. Balances with a sweet flavor at the end. Excellent beer! thornecb (5906) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retenion crackles and recedes to nothing. Soy and licorice aromas. Hot chocolate and soy upfront turning to smoke front to back. Jabic (582) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Ar: Coffee; hints of mint and chocolate; some vanilla and char. Ap: Pitch black and opaque; small mocha head with medium-low retention, leaves a washer of bubbles and a nebula in the middle. T: Big milk chocolate and coffee up front; boozy bourbon, smoky with vanilla and char; very high bitterness; heat of the beer really takes over, with a dry coffee quality and intense ash. P: Medium body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: There are some extremely bold flavors in this beer, but they just get muddled; also, the alcohol heat is just too prominent, really overshadowing the rest of the beer.
jc1762 (1435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle into a snifter showing pitch black with thin light coffee translucent rims and no head.
The nose shows a strong mix of roasted coffee and bourbon with light notes of latte brightened from the barrel.
The palate is well carbonated and medium bodied. Bourbon forward with a strong coffee backbone. Bourbon flavors of vanilla and smoke are slightly overwhelming but a lot of coffee has been added to match the intensity. Strong espresso bitterness on the finish with a resurgence of more bourbon. A bit too intense. ephvir (9) - - MAY 13, 2017 does not count
Black pour with mocha head. Smells of roast coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, strong bourbon component, dark fruit components. Not as soft or well rounded as other bourbon aged stouts, with each component providing a strong representation. Tastes follows the nose, but the 12.7% ABV is harsh (drinking a 5-month bottle). The bourbon is very strong on the palate. Will revisit at 1 year out and reasses.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle. Thick black pour with a dense, mocha colored head. Aroma is boozy with strong roasted malt and coffee followed by dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is dark, oily coffee beans, roasted malt, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, vanilla and booze. Body is medium-full with a dense, creamy and sticky carbonation. Ends with more vanilla, coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, candy bars and booze. Nice! jonno (2761) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2017
Side by side with KBS. Where as KBS is punchier in flavour, this is more integrated and tight. Oily and silky, but with some decent weight in the body. Would recommend if yo are looking for a sipper in place of bourbon. A bottle could take an hour, but its like a smooth dram. beern (100) - Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Pours black, brown, opaque with a tan head. Tastes semi-viscous and of bourbon & coffee. Big for sure & lots of ingredients. Very good.