Ratman197 (13272) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Avery Barrel Room poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, vanilla, carmel, dark chocolate and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, carmel, dark chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, oak, and chocolate. Flavor of bourbon, caramel, oatmeal, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Avery. Pours opaque with a low, fizzy light tan head, some lacing with low retention. Aroma is heavy dark malt (cookie, toast) with vanilla, oak, prune, dates, and chocolate. Flavor is malty with dark fruity esters, vanilla, cocoa, and dates. Full bodied, medium carbonation, and dry finish with a light alcohol warmth.
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 On draught at the tap room/brewery. The beer pours black with a medium thick rocky beige head that diminishes slowly. Top ring of lacing with strings underneath. Boozy, chocolatey aroma. Rich, smooth body with flavors of bourbon, dark chocolate, malt and roasted coffee. The finish is roasty and oaky with a bourbon-infused chocolate aftertaste. Good beer overall.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 black with a brown head. sweetned bourbon and maple syrup nose along with a small amount of chocolate malt - the bourbon masks the beer but it actually smells and tastes quite good. silky, delicate and oily on the palate, the sugar provide some heft and weight to the body that is missing in the other versions. decadent and chewy. should have bottled it.
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at brouwers back in black. pours jet black with a loose ring of dark tan head and intermittent lace. mild bourbony nose. some sweet roasty malt balanced in. creamy medium thick body, some carb showing. roasty, ashy, charry mid palate with bourbony peach and vanilla leavening it in. sweet, powerful, pleasant impy. clingy sweet finish.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Black, deep brown hues, fairly sticky lacing.   Soft Bourbon on the nose, sweet roasted malts, a little oaty.   Yes, that’s oats and not oaks.   Smooth, not heavy, well balanced, some more Bourbon notes on the backside.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   This one isn’t a bruiser, yet more of a subtle example of a Bourbon aged stout.   Robust, yet not brash.   Flavorful, yet not ober the top.   Straight forward good example of the style.
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of bourbon barrel on the nose, vanilla and dark chocolate notes, nice essence of bourbon. Nice nose. Pours black with a brown creamy head. Bourbon, wood, vanilla, coffee, roast, dark chocokate, alcohol, barrel notes. Creamy smooth body. Not too hot, enjoyable.
thirdeye11 (6054) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) jet black pour, minimal dark brown head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla bean, raisins, brown sugar, rum, fudgey, awesome, complex and very sweet. Taste is mildly vinous, raisins, maple, fudge, alcohol and vanilla, bourbon, toasty/roasty, quad-like in many respects, and brown sugar. A bit too alcoholic, soft carbonation, medium slick body with a huge duration.
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Stone Oakquinox 2010. Dark black pour, tan head. Bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice, but lots of bourbon flavor.