dnstone (2155) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee, cream and vanilla in both taste and aroma. Black in color with a nice tan head.
Notes: Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest ’13
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 (369) - 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 (2509) - 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.
TheCametron (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Beergeek. Pours Black with a Tan head. Aroma of roast malt and dripping with Bourbon oak vanilla. A nice base stout but the hot barrel ageing makes my brain wish this was imperial. A massive boozy stout is a good counterbalance to overzealous whisky barrel ageing. A more reasonable alcohol content. falls down a bit. Really nice anyway.
ttoadee (677) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour, scant tan head. Nose is soft dark malt with a hint of bourbon; subtle but noticeable. Bittersweet. Middle is sweet cherries, mild oats, woody. Finish is smooth dark malt. Nice beer.
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 (223) - 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 (280) - 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.