George999 (94) - Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle I am getting hints of smoke, Pour is dark with a thick brown head, Taste is smooth, chocolate, roasted barley, not strong bourbon, overall good beer but send to missing the bourbon flavor.
Dominik92 (12) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap. Aroma: nuts, woody, smoke - as bourbon should have :) alcohol was preatty strong in a nose, black color, brown foam, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long bourbon side finish.
CacheManyHose (224) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Roundhouse. Smells of burnt malt, smoke, ash. Taste is very deeply bitter, burnt coffee beans. Body is medium, very bitter.
HKdIPA (281) - HONG KONG - NOV 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Roundhouse for Steph's birthday. Pitch place pour thin dense foamy head. Aroma is woody boozy aroma with roasted flavor. Taste is not as big as you'd think. Chocolate mainly and some bitterness. Creamy palate. Not bad but not too special.
thorongil2 (1334) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma starts with wet wood, sour fruit, then roast; mostly dry but balanced flavour with a long; light bitter finish
shoulderbroken (2151) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 23 Craft Beerz. Nice. Barrel sweetness, vanilla, I’ve cream, roast there in the background. Easy drinking for a barrel stout, but the % is fairly low. Smooth. Not the most complex, but nice.
hippiemusic (45) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Omg omg. This is one of my favorite beers. Very dark in color. The taste is just as its labeled, nice bourbon flavor complement the malty backbone.
nathan30533 (637) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. This one is very balanced and nothing comes off as overwellming. Enjoy!!!
Joakgust (931) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, spices, earthy herbs, nuts and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs, nuts, vanilla and chocolate. A bit thin but well balanced.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle -
A decidedly average beer that lacks the support of a great stout and the weak barrel aging does nothing to make this a better product. The aroma starts out with light vanilla notes, light chocolate, treacle with a twinge of acidic/vomit smell lurking about. The barrel/whiskey affect on this beer is extremely mild. Some may love that, but I’d rather have a hefty base beer that can stand up to the BA process. Flavor is of black walnuts with light chocolate and vanilla notes and super soft whiskey nuances. Really, really soft. Very average. Anderson Valley seems to excel at making okay beers.