EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Black pour with a light tan head. Aroma dominated by bourbon with lost of cream and vanilla. I was expecting a boozy punch in the face after the aroma, but the flavor was suprisingly mellow. Bourbon is the predominant flavor but its not overpowering. A bit of tartness and a hint of roast. Very smooth drink.
Jblauvs (1336) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with tan head. Aroma is heavy bourbon and some chocolate, vanilla bean. Palate is relatively thick, thinning out a bit on the finish. Flavor is dominated by barrel notes and bourbon. Chocolate, and some nuttiness come through but the delicate spiciness of the belgian stout does not translate well in the bourbon barreled version, still pretty nice.
tastybeer (1333) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour is murky black with a small tan head, no retention/lace. Aroma of oak, vanilla, cocoa, cream. Taste is nice bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits. Palate is a bit thin, slick texture, long bourbon finish.
jcos (1205) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at "Battle of the Brews", Allagash vs. Uinta at Scion in DC June 1st. Glad to try this rare beer. Pours a nice black color. Aroma is very very bourbony. I enjoy the stout maltiness and bourbon, but too boozy for me. Well made, but I prefer original Allagash Black.
patrickfannon (1173) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at St. Stephenís with James. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thick, creamy tan head aroma of toffee, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, rum, toasted malts and slight whiskey notes. Full bodied with a modest, smooth palate. Finishes with a nice heavy burn. Good stout.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, at Night of the Barrels 2/20/09. Pours very deep brown, capped with a moderate-sized brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, anise, and wood. Flavor is primarily chocolate, with black licorice, anise, vanilla, and dark fruit, with some highlights of oak and vanilla. Long chocolate finish, with hints of black licorice. Not bad.
dbarnold (1079) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didnít love this one...typically anything in a barrell is better, but it seemed to thin this one out. Perhaps it didnít have to body to go through aging well? I donít know...I like the regular black better.
Imaena (1073) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is a case where more is not necessarily better. I like the original version better.
MadRobin (1064) - 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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ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at The Birch in norfolk. pours a silky, jet black with a thick, khaki head leaving light rings of lace. aroma is damn nice with raw, belgian cocoa, banana esters, vanilla, and wood with light notes of coffee, yeast, and sweetened nuts. flavor is great with big notes of dark, bitter chocolate, wood, vanilla, and oak backed by banana pudding, creme pie filling, and light roasted coffee. palate is medium bodied and creamy almost like this was on nitro (it wasnít) with light carbonation and a dry, bittersweet finish. overall, a damn nice barrel aged stout.