ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big chocolate and bourbon nose, very boozy. Moderately sweet taste with a light bitterness. Lots of buttery coconut-y bourbon in this one to go along with the usual chocolate, toffee and light roast.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Julianís - Providence, RI. Finishing off my four sampler of Allagashís return to Rhode Island, Iím reminded that, oh right, I donít like Allagash beers. I never buy their bottles because I always find the beers undewhelming and overpriced. Able to sample a number at a reasonable price, it seems like a better deal, but still leaves me flat. This bourbon black is a sloppy mess. The underlying stout is weak, compromised, and more like a brown ale. Somehow, the bourbon gets lost and doesnít integrate well. Mediocre.
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Caponeís. Black with a bourbon, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, and hint of bourbon. REally nice!
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
EBF 2010 Session One: Deep brown with a tan film of head. The aroma has mocha, wood, peat, toasted dry oak and some marshmallow character. The flavor is oaky with notes of cocoa, mild coffee, and dry bourbon meshes with a chocolaty presence. Very cohesive flavors and picked up nice dry woody tannins from the barrel. Subtle, complex and tasty.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured a black color with a good amount of head. Sweet toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
tgncc (3004) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like most bourbon barrel aged beers, the bourbon is too strong here. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some roast. The appearance is a deep balck, almost no head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The finish has some chocolate sweetness, but is mainly bourbon. Very good beer. Again, the bourbon sort of overwhelms everything else.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and faint vanilla. Flavor was chocolate, oaky bourbon, vanilla, dark roasted malts and some notes of coffee.
OldGrowth (2905) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Tylerís Apex, 04/12/11. Good aroma, lots going on, Bitter sweet yeasty, molasses, barrel, clove coriander. dark brownish orange color, ok head no lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, dry bitter finish. Tasty. thought it was at a great point with the barrel mix. enjoyed this more than others at bar.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Pours a deep, dark brown with tan head. Aroma of some dark roast, hops, some light citrus. Flavor is pretty good, some dark roast, hops, very faint bitter. Mouth feel is med-full body with low carbonation. Overall, pretty good stuff!
Damico (2855) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of sweet and biscuit is enveloped by the bourbon barrels. The dark thick stout color sports a big bold head. The stout flavor is slightyly bitter and bites at the end with an ABV of 9.5.