thornecb (5874) - 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 (557) - 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 (1369) - 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 (8) - - 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 (6207) - 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 (2750) - 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 (89) - 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. JFGrind (2042) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Sometimes the strongest Imperial Stouts are the smoothest. Full bodied with strong malt, roasted coffee, chocolate and bourbon flavors. Well done brew by Weyerbacher, this beer should have more notoriety. DiarmaidBHK (4781) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Draft at Georgetown Deli and Beer. 2016 vintage. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Nice interplay of coffee and bourbon on the nose. A bit more bourbon on the tongue but it blends nicely with the coffee and the roasted malt. Very smooth. Hides it’s booze well. Nice. Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2017
The KBS Killer. Bottle given to me by a generous friend. Pours pitch black, oily brown head with no lace. Smells very sweet a boozy, vanilla, fudge. Tastes sweet, bitter, boozy, winelike. A little hot. Coffee bitter too. Starts to really develop as it warms. Really good, I think I still prefer KBS though.