italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour tan head creamy with light lacing .... aroma of bourbon and roasted malts and coffee ..... very smooth and silky with a light fruity and roasted malt and coffee taste ... a bitter warming alcohol bourbon finish .... not a heavy brew kind of thin and easy drinking as it warms more of the bourbon flavor comes in ... not bad but i wasn’t blown away
bytemesis (2141) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, huge tan creamy head, great lacing. Aroma is bourbon, roared malt, molasses. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter. Light body, high carbonation. Not surprisingly, if you age a bad beer in bourbon barrels, you get a bad, bourbony beer.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. murky light black pour with a tan head. light bourbon nose. med body with chocolate, light yeast, bourbon and vanilla. sweet smooth finish with citrus and vanilla.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extreme dark brown pour with a thin white head. Vanilla bourbon, toffee, caramel, and milk chocolate with hints of cocoa nib and mocha. Medium to full body with great effervescence and a sweet roasty finish. Delicious!
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 (1877) - 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.
jstraw (1837) - 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.
johnnnniee (1821) - 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.
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.
zdk (1788) - 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.