Frank (2930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is really good for a super huge barrel aged imperial stout. It’s black with a creamy head. There’s lots of bourbon here but it’s not completely over the top, adding complimentary coconut and cherry notes which serve to emphasize chocolate notes from the roast malt. This is a big beer to be sure but does not come off as overly sweet despite its rich texture. This isa style that frequently runs me the wrong way but this one really works.
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Shared by Gustav.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, bourbon, chocolate, coffee.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, some alcohol.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark brown with a finely bubbled tan head. Strong bourbon character here, quite sweet, with a body that seems thinner than I expect from a 13.5% beer. The bourbon is somewhat out of balance here, overriding any nuances that the beer might have. Not bad, but not a favourite of mine.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 The aroma is bourbon, sweet, brown sugar, vanilla. Appearance is deep brown no head. The flavor is licorice, brown sugar, bourbon, chocolate. The finish is sweet, pine. Restrained bourbon. Medium/thick in body. Very nice.
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light barrel, dark pour. Caramel, chocolate and a sweet finish. Decent. Tap at Snallygaster.
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz draft pour at Snallygaster 2014 shared by someone. Black with tan head. Aromas of caramel, cream, vanilla, roast. Tastes of vanilla, cream, chocolate, caramel, bitter roast, light barrel. Medium body with a dry finish.
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with beige head. Big bourbon aroma. Taste is very boozy bourbon. With oak and lots of roasted malts. Too much booze. But still good.
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a very alcoholic dark molasses flavor with a finish that burns the palate. The flavor is trumped by the alcohol.
slowrunner77 (5983) - 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 (6737) - 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.