AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
adamjackson (764) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – OCT 18, 2012
S – The nose is pretty weak. I get some hints of vanilla and smoke. There’s a slight bourbon character but mostly, it smells more like a porter than a stout. Very weak nose.
T – Up front, roasted dark malts, chocolate and booze. The middle is a thick oak and bourbon rush. Finish is all coffee with hints of licorice and pepper.
M – Heavy body but light carbonation. Sort of creamy like frothed milk.
O – Maybe this beer has started to fall off? Hard to tell. It’s great. Not nearly a year old yet but it just doesn’t have that oomph I expected.