JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at oakquinox 2013. Pour is a dark reddish brown, almost black, with a light tan head. Roasted malts, sweet, some chocolate, bourbon, and notes of dark fruit. Decent.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin off white head. The nose is vanilla, coconut, cherries, peaches and a little chocolate. The taste is high sweet, low bitter and high Delish. The texture is creamy and smooth, heavy body and a long finish. Legit.
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closey22 (980) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black. Little rimming tan head; aroma is alcohol; Flava is licorice molasses some hoppy bite; feels medium with fizz; finishes dry with some grainy notes
johnnnniee (2459) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at EBF 3/16/13.
Earthy and roasty stout with a slightly ashy almost chalky consistency. Bourbon and oak come through as well as the yeasty Belgian phenols and flavors. I love stouts, I love bourbon, but I think the Belgian yeast detracts rather than enhances this brew.
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewhaha. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.
NikkTwist (1746) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Draft at Eulogy. Start of a barrel. Opaque brown pour in a tulip glass. Nice foamy tan head that left some lace. Slightly medicinal chocolate liquor. Definite bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie Rolls. Not much aroma once the head dies down. Silky palate. Smooth finish. High ABV is well hidden. Nice, but lacks complexity. Update: Having it on draft again during an Allagash event at Moriartys. Similar looking, though much less lace. Started too cold but warmed up to some deeper complex flavors.
LetsGoState (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a sweet chocolate. Taste is a little bitter, but has a nice balance between chocolate and bourbon. Overall a nice bourbon ale.
wchesser (1244) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Boulder Strong Ale. Mahogany brown...very light for a stout. Nice fading oak and bourbon nose...very well integrated. Both alternating tart and sweet over wood and wet leaves. One of my favs from the fest, not for decadance but complexity.
MadRobin (2069) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Opaque, black-brown with creamy tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toasted grain, chocolate malt, bourbon, dark fruit, nuts and yeast.
Taste of bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, brown sugar and yeast.
Full/medium body and low/medium carbonation.
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rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight bourbon aroma. Almost covered up by the spices. More belgian than stout. Very thin.