stevoj (2728) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bar Gernika. Warm whiskey notes at first sniff, dark brown sticky body. Taste also brings the wood barrel notes on top of a robust RIS. Plenty of heat follows.
ACHops (926) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pours deep inky brown with thin mocha lacy head. Aroma is roasty dark chocolate malt, boozy heavy sweet bourbon on the back. Taste is similar - big roasty chocolate flavor, plenty boozy, although tastes smaller than 13+%. Nice oaky, espresso, and huge bourbon notes throughout. Dark and bitter on the finish. Big heavy flavors, might need some age to come together. Still solid.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Molasses, dark caramel, vanilla and oak aromas. Thick with sweet oak and chocolate upfront turning to hot vanilla and oak before the lasting dry bitter espresso finish.
charule (1523) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Au Cheval. Poured black with thick bridge head. Aroma sweet boozy bourbon. Light carb med bod. Taste roasty vanilla bourbon.
Fantomasus (272) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a tan head. Aroma: caramel, floral, dough, and alcohol (bourbon). Taste is all sour and alcohol. I understand what they were trying to do but... it’s just out of balance. Palate is burning bitter alcohol with lingering stickiness. It’s decent but the bourbon is just over done.
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a small tan head that sticks a little to the glass. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, candied sugar, oak, and some bready notes. Flavour is bourbon, oak, vanilla, alcohol, candied sugar, roasted malts, cocoa, and a mild dry finish. Very well balanced beer.
Reimer96 (1465) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a beautiful sticky legs up the glass look. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, dates and wood. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, dates, dark dried fruits, chocolate and a nice alcohol warming on the finish with a bit of a bite but overall balanced and complex.
gam (3518) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige head dark pour soft carbonation the aromas best of bourbon notes dried fruits grape date caramel smooth coffee the flavours powerful taste of bourbon dried fruit and caramel raisin currant good flavours involved the finish best tastes strong bourbon lasting fruits sweetness worked out well good imperial
JMCtime (67) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sweet bourbon flavor blends well with the strong stout flavor. Smoother and milder than the Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout but the flavors are still distinct.
Dr_Fellini (772) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is a solid chocolatey roasted malts with a nice bourbon and vanilla presence. Flavor is a bit thin, but has a solid vanilla and bourbon kick. Easy drinking on the palate for the style. Overall a very good BA stout.