slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly identical barreling to the smaller oatmeal stout. Black body, everlasting fluffy brown head. Not a huge fan of wild turkey, but they did such a good job with this one. doesn’t get hot til near room temperature, where the abv rears its head. smooth chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon throughout. excellent sipper, though it’s price point is a bit high for a "cheap" barrel."
deyholla (6575) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly and laces slightly. Aroma has vanilla, marshmallow and coconut that meshes well with roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor starts with dark grains and bitter roasted malts and finishes with a bit of coconut and vanilla.
ROBC3366 (597) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge raisins and dates, as well a coffee, caramel and molasses in the nose, as well as in the taste. Complex mix of delicious dark malt notes and bubble gum and fruitcake flavours. Whisky barrel comes across in the aftertaste -nice tan head on very dark body. Wow this is a wonderful beer..
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Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at local brewery - nose is nutty roast. Complex and sweet. Flavors: bourbon, boozy, chocolate.
M82 (275) - Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A resilient, considering the style, smooth, frothy crowned, two inch khaki head creates a short peninsula of lace as it settles to a solid sheet, eventually receeding to a medium ring over a black body trimmed in wide, blending amber highlights
Whiskey dipped s’mores with cola undertones delight my sweet tooth, while also offering an interplay of spice and creamy oak on a medium, moderately carbonated, oily body with a bold, warm, yet generally smooth whiskey overlay glowing deep into the drying residual, as the spirit fades, dark s’mores nuances ground, and attempt to balance with tangy spirit notes hanging on to the end
Solid intensity, mild complexities transitioning smoothly into a consistent, pure flavor profile, the spirit assertiveness was best kept in check in the fifties, becoming mildly aggressive at warmer temperatures, I think this one would do well with about two years of age
22oz bottle purchased on release, and cellared for roughly three months, served at 55° into an Orrefors Difference Porter snifter
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks good; a translucent cola with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, oak, bourbon, with a bit of dark chocolate on the back end. Tastes like it smells with a bit of coffee and a solid (albeit slightly thin) mouthfeel, especially for the abv. Some vanilla as it opens up. A little boozy, but good stuff!
JohnnyJ (4306) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate fudge, lots of alcohol heat, boozy, burnt toast, bourbon, and vanilla. The body is moderately thin ish for the style. Not bad, would be better with less boozines. Nice to sip.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, the mouthfeel is thin for a 13.5% imperial stout which is a minor drawback, but the flavor is good, some earthy, woody bitterness to the finish.
canuck_j (70) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge raisins and dates, as well a coffee, caramel and molasses in the nose, as well as in the taste. Complex mix of delicious dark malt notes and bubble gum and fruitcake flavours. Whisky barrel comes across in the aftertaste -nice tan head on very dark body. Wow this is a wonderful beer.. one of the very best i have ever had! And that is saying a LOT!