jcartamdg (1135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla. Taste is boozy, lots of bourbon and vanilla. A bit medicinal on the finish. Thin body. Not bad but not great.
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jhulett (6) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Everything I look for in a bourbon stout, except the body is too thin. Nice heavy bourbon taste. I look forward to more offerings like this from Arcadia. I bought a second bottle to age, but I have a feeling I will drink it before it gets too old.
48FanInCali (492) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A little underwhelming. I was expecting a bit more given how good Shipwrecked and BA Cereal Killer are. All the usual suspects in the taste and nose. Light on vanilla and fairly thin. Had this a few beers into the day so maybe the palate was a little off but I don't think this one will improve with age.
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watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has sweet caramely/roastiness and bourbon. Flavor is very bourbony and sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but the finish is bourbony and very pleasantly warming.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Similar aromas as arcadia's other barrel aged offerings (cereal killer and shipwreck porter). I wish I could buy a candle that smells like this. Deep vanilla, caramel, wood and chocolate flavors.
jtw (1039) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle (with an annoying red wax seal) which pours dark and black, with a small amount of head surfacing but quickly retreating to the edges of the glass. rich and bold, with caramel and roasted aromas and with a deep sniff, green woody hops. subdued bourbon effects, with some oak and light vanilla apparent but it clearly didnít spend ages in barrel. i think i prefer it this way, rather than the all-too-common method of over-barreling as it preserves more of the beerís original character. a little heavy alcohol heat, but overall a very nice beer. at a pricey $8.99 however, this one should be shared.
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle says 12%. new batch.
Looks thin, no legs, finger of head. oak tannins thin this out in the flavor and palate feel. vanilla and lite off hershey chocoalte. Not very good.
Hollywoodt (237) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Tmac220 for sharing this with me! Bottle. Poured a deep, dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma was bourbon with perhaps a little caramel and coffee. The flavor followed with some good chocolate in there, as well. This was very good. Get in my belly!!
Imperial_Scout (126) - Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with minimal head. Bourbon smell with some vanilla notes. Not too smooth but not that harsh. I would call this this a sophmore bourbon stout for those getting into the genre. Does not have the depth of your KBS/BCBS, which, excuse the analogy, would be varsity.
rxeight (430) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour barely any head. Bourbon aroma not too harsh or overpowering. Taste is mild bourbon but slightly heavy on the vanilla side compared to most. Sort of a sour cherry note on the back end. A really good beer but i think itís below average for a bourbon stout.