tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is nearly pitch black with a fluffy khaki head. Nice bourbony nose, definitely not overpowering, there’s some oak and vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted coffee, and nice bready notes too. Very light taste to it, kind of disappointing, some nice vanilla and oak up front, light coffee notes, toffee, toasted malt, and a trace bourbon character there. Very thin almost watery taste, and I’ve had multiple bottles of it. Finishes very quickly. Disappointed here, I would have thought the barrel aging would add MORE to it, not take away from the beer.
nasmith003 (94) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weak aroma (might be a bad pour). Dark, opaque color. Bourbon flavor and aroma immediately hits but quickly dissipates. Finishes quickly and not much body.
nuplastikk (4674) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Big Barrel Tararrel 2014. Rather smooth and mellow. Sort of like a milk stout. Brown-black body. Easy going. Chewy caramel chocolate. Graham cracker. Easy going tor a BB aged beer. Tasty and enjoyable. Completely not overbearing.
baraciisch (1977) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color... Light foam head... Mouthfeel is fairly thin for an imperial stout, not as much rich roasted malt character as I would have liked... Definitely prevalent notes of wild turkey bourbon, light vanilla notes, chocolate, slightly boozy on the finish... Solid
Hammy78 (762) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber picked up at AJ’s in Rochester NY. Pours a dark cola colour, massive khaki head, piles of lacing. Nose is nose is sweet, a touch of vanilla, but it all is very subtle. Tastes very soft on the tongue, vanilla, a bit bitter, sweet, a bit chocolate bitter and bourbon.
blipp (6277) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet whiskey up front, with moderate roasted malts, mild chocolate and molasses sweetness, and more whiskey in the finish. Surprisingly not too boozy despite the hit of whiskey flavor. Pretty good.
DomD (89) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Aromas of bourbon obviously with some bread. Pours black with tan head. Has a medium bitter taste. Full bodied and creamy texture. Definitely an interesting and complex brew.
matbli (17) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - Pours black with small but creamy head. Aroma is a mixture of smoke, bourbon and sweet raisins. In taste good balance of sweetness and bitterness with notes vanilla pudding and coffee in the aftertaste.
oliodnb (374) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle shared. Pours black with a low creamy beige head. Aroma is milky sweet, light roastiness, coffee, light whisky notes. Taste is similar, sweet and roastiness, very good coffee aftertaste, lighter mouthfeel than expected. Some whisky again in the finish, very light bitterness.
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruch mit dezenter Whiskynote, malzig, süß, Kaffee. Start süßsalzig. Mitte dicht Schokolade, röstig, Whisky. Abgang Nougat, Schokolade, moderat bitter. Gutes Bier.
Spab (2526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with a decent-sized beige head. Aroma is big vanilla and bourbon with more subtle roasty malt. Flavour is also dominated by the barrel with notes of wood, vanilla and bourbon, there’s some underlying coffee and chocolate notes but the stout can’t hold up to the barrel. A little thinner than I’d like. Nice, but a bigger base beer might be better.