hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBF NOTB. Almost black in color with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, licorice, and vanilla. Taste of chocolate, light roast, licorice, oak/vanilla, and some ligh bourbon. Some light molasses and fruit. Some light belgian esters- medium bodied, overall pretty nice.
Reynolds314 (2007) - Connecticut, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Underrated beer here! On draft at Armsby abbey and it was probably my second favorite beer of stoutfest behind the CBS. Really rich and spicy with great bourbon character and creamy mouthfeel. Taste was pleasent and the barrel aging was lightly done to perfection. Awesome work.
johnnnniee (1948) - 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.
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Black with decent, foamy, tan head (barrel-aged) / Medicinal woody, lightly sour nose of chocolate and bourbon barrel / Medium body, elegant, creamy and soft, dry with beautiful balance and bitter finish / Complex, mellow flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coconut, banana, plum, dark roast coffee, bourbon, and oak / Great stuff.
blklab2007 (1859) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft Gingerman pour is black in color with a thin coating of brown head. Aroma has sweet bourbon, vanilla, oak, and bitter chocolate. Mouth feel is medium and there is average carbonation. Flavor continues on with the juicy bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, and some hops. So much better than the base beer.
Jow (1816) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours black with thin head. Nose of chocolate and bourbon. Mouthfeel is oily and creamy. tastes of chocolate, bourbon, plums, figs, earth, vanilla, and cedar. the bourbon adds sweetness but is not overwhelmingly sweet or boozy mess. quite drinkable for the abv
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super awesome stout, on tap at whole foods in venice, loved the bourbon barrel aged version, delicious
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the 2013 Capones Black Friday event. Dark brown with a faint dark tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, oak, buttery, yeast, some bittersweet chocolate, bit of fruitiness. Moderate body and carbonation, palate is sweet and somewhat dry, overall felt the combination of the belgian stout with the barrel treatment was just a little too much and didn’t work for me. O well.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Barcade Allagash event - roasty, chocolate and molasses. dark chocolates, touch of coffee. oaky and earthy in the finish. really smooth sweet and roasty chocolate, light fruits and earthy bourbon.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose-smells like La Folie, butter, sour, jasmine tea. Taste-butter, smoked tea, usual barrel aged flavors, some tannins from the wood. Nicely done.