slowrunner77 (10081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical looking pour for the style - not overly dense or anything, but good looking. Palate is a touch thin for 10%. Smooth and a little boozy. Light char, lots of bourbon vanilla and some molasses and dark roast as well. A touch on the sweet simple side, but hit the spot.
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Local bottle probably 6-9 months old. Classic dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma has hints of brown sugar, bourbon and molasses. Flavor starts with a nice dark malt flavor but then some raw bourbon slaps you around a little. Okay but a little one dimensional and boozy.
Ron (3570) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle aged in beer cellar since Oct. 2014. Black color with tan head. Aroma of sweet vanilla. Bourbon Whisky, Chocolate, Coffee and Licorice. As with a lot of these bourbon barrel stouts, at 1st sip I think there is too much bourbon. As the alcohol affects me as I drink more, it’s less noticeable and enjoy it more. It was a good time.
Dogbrick (11470) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours brown-black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, chocolate and oak in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of oaky bourbon, malt and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasty and oaky with a bourbon aftertaste. Above average overall.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an oily dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark malts, tobacco, and heavy bourbon notes. Flavors of bitter chocolate, smoke, and some nice bourbon notes.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Winter Beer Dabbler, 2016. Black color, bottled. Moderate bourbon aroma and flavor, some carbonation. A little sweet. Roasted malt, and it dries out near the end of the sip. OK for a bourbon aged beer.
keanex (1787) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best by March 27, 2016.
Appearance: Mellow pour, little head. Body has some translucence, surprising for the ABV.
Aroma: Aroma is mild, shows some chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and some dark fruit aromas. A bit mineral on the finish.
Taste: Dark fruits, fig is strong. Mild chocolate and roast, hints of bourbon.
Palate: Light and soft on the palate.
Overall: Might have been aged too long, some red flags for a 10% beer though. Not very viscous and light in color which is weird for a 10% beer. It’s not bad, but I can see why it doesn’t seem to have aged well.
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 650ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average, lasting, beige foamy head. Fantastic malty aroma with Bourbon, oaky, chocolate, and vanilla hints. Alcohol is not too agressive. Its robust, rich malty/hoppy taste carries Bourbon, oaky, liquorice, plummy, and some roasted cereals notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Very well done!
obguthr (5644) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coconut, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate nose, rich and complex. Black, medium tan head, low retention. Bourbon and oak, coffee underneath. Tastes nothing like it smells. Lighter body for the style, easy carbonation. Charred oak finish.
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Public House in Vegas. Rich looking, very dark brown with a finger-thick light brown head. Lots of bourbon here, with a heavily roasted big stout body. Finish has alcohol that borders on intrusive.