mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours black with a one-finger length of tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light roast, and bready notes. Flavour brings out notes of vanilla, bready notes, butter, and booze. Smooth as hell on the palate, with a creamy palate. Solid stuff.
demmbonz (410) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter. Aroma of oak and vanilla and some bourbon. Opaque deep brownish black. Nice bourbon barrel beer that falls just slightly short of a stout. Nice creamy texture. Not worth drinking until warm. Then it shines.
DrewFace (236) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to beechner224. Pours a deep dark black color with thin off white head. Light bourbon aroma, vanilla, rush chocolate. Nice mellow barrel character, bourbon, sweet malt, chocolate, grainy.
beechner224 (215) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured black white nice tan head. Aroma is mild bourbon, roasted coffee. Taste is roasted coffee, vanilla, mild bourbon. A bit of alcohol warmth. Finish is pretty clean, nice.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is nice, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, cream colored head, thin head, dissipating, and no lacing on glass. The flavor is nice chocolate, vanilla, licorice, booze oak. Medium in body, thinner than expected. The finish is oaky, bourbon boozy burn. Very satisfying in the ways pin which it resembles an imperial stout, but wanting in the ways in which it doesn’t. But in a way, it’s like imperial stout lite, an imply stout for warmer weather maybe. Good overall.
jrob21 (2170) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to AtlAggie. Smooth dark fruit drink. Lots of soy sauce and peat. Big barrel presence and a chalky texture. This one should be laid down for a nother couple of years to let it meld together a little bit. The flavor is a little too big and pungent with the soy sauce aspects right now. I can only imagine what this is going to become in another year or two.
kryon (1022) - SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours frizzy dark with low off white head
Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, dark malts, tar, brown sugar
Taste has gentle notes of bourbon barrel, coffee, dark malts, figs
Body is medium with frizzy tones and a medium bitter ending
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hamilton23 (579) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Pours black as night with thin tan head. Aroma is some roasted malts and chocolate. Just a bit of bourbon. Not too much. Taste follows well for the nose. It is a easy drinking big stout.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark with a reddish hue. Oak and dry chocolate on the nose. A hint of spirit. Big malt character. Huge chocolate note as well. Oak, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of bourbon. So damn good
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Claudio. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, dark fruits and roasted malts. Similar flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.