tsd08460 (226) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: alcohol, bourbon, caramel
Appearance: black, clear, brown head,
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bourbon
Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #4, 16.9 % abv. Bottled 2/13/15, expensive: $13.99 for 12 ounces. Aroma a bit sweet, malty, with bourbon barrel nose. Taste is amazing: smooth and creamy, a bit sweet at first, with bourbon and wood mixed into an excellent, complex imperial stout. Thumbs way up!
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Anchorage Apr í15 Tasting: Poured a dark brown with reddish orange edges and tan ring for a head. Aroma is roasted malt and light bourbon. Taste is mixed roast malt, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon.
astanford (23) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, earthy, leaves, alcohol, cloudy, minimal head, full body, sticky, thick feel, long finish, black, rich dark chocolate and vanilla tones
Berard (455) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black creme colored head that lines the edges cocoa aroma over light carbonation. Rich chocolate vanilla bourbon flavor.
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nihtila (1733) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7.11.2014. Intense vanilla oaky aroma. Taste is not as good, still quite good. Roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla.
jeremyh70 (882) - Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick dark black pour with just a tinge of ruby highlight around the edge. A small khaki head with minimal lacing. I was immediately struck with a combination of dark bready malt and bourbon in the aroma along with some chocolate and umami. The taste has some sweetness at the start followed by plenty of bourbon and dark chocolate. Some of that bready malt character shows up, as well as a big roastiness that borders on burnt flavors. A fair amount of roasty bitterness along with hints of raisin. Finishes with big roasted malt flavors and a considerable amount of warming from the high ABV. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a full body and moderate carbonation. This is a big beer with plenty of dark malt flavor and bourbon but it could use some age to smooth out the taste. Seems a little harsh compared to some other BBA stouts that Iíve had and enjoyed. If the price wasnít so high, Iíd probably buy another bottle to cellar, but there are other beers like this I enjoy more.
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a monster this is. Delcious, with a rich, thick malt presence that shows creamy dark chocolate, black coffee and bourbon notes. The alcohol is covered amazingly well all things considered, as this checks in around about in port-wine range, and flavors linger long past the understated hear check. Hint of spice creeps in through the long finish.
NikkTwist (2008) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Eulogy. Thick pitch black pour that starts with a good brown foamy head. Sligjt lace. First sip brought tremendous viscous bourbon stout flavors. Deep chocolate. Tons of burnt oak tannins. Espresso. The initial pour was way too cold but still fantastic. Let it warm and explosive flavors came out. One of the best Bourbon barrel beers I have had (which is saying a lot). Heady, but has really deep complex flavors. Nice peaty Scotch Ale hiding in the balance. Extremely great - but is notably molasses sweet. Great stuff!
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (35,cl): Vintage 2013: 16,53%ABV: Served in a Chouffe glass at 13 degrees and warming:
Motorioil with an unfortunate quick disappearing brown head.
Aromas of liqorice, bourbon, roast, dark chocolate, wood roast, oat, sweet tar, rice roast, some dark coffee roast, hint of soy and more darkness I might forget!
Flavours of roast, dark chocolate, toffee, raisin, alcohol, bourbon, mocha, bitters, light spice, wood/coffee/malt roast, cookies, loads of tasty dark tones, very delicious!
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bitters, dark chocolate, mocha, wood roast, oat, and again loads of tasty dark tones!
Low carbo, thick creamy oily spiced mouthfeel, full bodied. Yum yum!