Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Bourbon, bitter coffee, and a sweet finish. This is one of my favorite beers and I wish I could get it locally. NightHawk91 (86) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Butelkowane 01/11/16 (BB 01/11/18). Poranna niedzielna kawa i ja to kupuje. Czekolada na drugim miejscu. Rozgrzewajace. Jakby mi ktos powiedzial, ze warzone z papryczkami - uwierzylbym. Bourbon jest tylko dodatkiem, absolutnie sie nie pcha przed szereg. Alkohol dobrze ulozony po ponad roku w piwniczce. Kawal dobrego piwa. Stoned99 (1630) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2017
341ml bottle, gift from trade. Thanks Hugo S. Aroma: whiskey, rye, alcohol, lots of coffee, chocolate, vanilla. App: dark black, minimal brown head, no retention, no lacing. Taste and palate: some chocolate in mouth. full body, medium high sweetness, moderate carbonation, light acidity finish that helps to manage all this big sweetness. Overall: good stuff. Enjoyed the aroma quite a lot, even though would have thought this was avec in whiskey casks rather than bourbon. Also glad there is a good acidity base making this beer feel less sweet than it really is. A great "shelf" beer. 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
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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 (263) - 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 (5993) - 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 (637) - 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 (1547) - 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 (10) - - MAY 13, 2017
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.
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