beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is mild roastiness, nothing like you would expect from a stout.Taste is just ash and maybe some roasted bitterness. But nothing else. not very good. No bourbon, vanilla, or anything else.
BBAconnoisseur (1) - - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Just did not have the sought after taste of being "bourbon barrel aged" beer (which few beers touting "BBA" flavor actually have). It is the BBA taste that is sought. This was a spring 2014 purchase, so maybe a future batch will be an improvement; and lots of improvement is needed. The better BBA’s need to age for 6 months or more ... "several weeks" is not long enough.
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewery last June. Black pour. Slight bourbon and malt nose. Oak and bourbon gives way to roasted malt.
woodychevy (361) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bomber. Just ok for a stout- and for Aviator for that matter. All the typical stout flavors and medium mouthfeel but pretty dank and hoppy for the style. Not much bourbon going on either. Think the Columbus hops are messing with my enjoyment of the stout style. Plenty of better stouts out there.
swoopjones (5900) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample at Food Bank bottle share. lighet to medium bodied black pour. roasted malts, bourbon, chocolate & some coffee notes. decent but body is a tad light
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. On tap at OH station. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is cherry and hint of the bourbon. Tastes are pepper, chocolate, wood, molasses. Very little of the bourbon in the finish. OK. 7.0
Kosmokrator (486) - ITALY - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Oleoso ed impenetrabile color nero con un soffice cappello di schiuma beige. Aroma dominato dal bourbon con un flebile velo caramellato e vanigliato; gusto dolciastro con note di bourbon, caffè, cacao amaro e un tocco di liquirizia nel finale. Corpo medio-lieve, struttura setosa, effervescenza debole; lievi sentori legnosi nel retrogusto. Particolare invecchiamento dove si sente tanto (forse troppo) bourbon, buona ma non vale il prezzo pagato.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not too complex, plenty of barrel notes. A little thin on the palate. I seem to remember enjoying a bottle of this a year or 2 ago, but this draft is just OK. Ready to move on to the next beer.
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle.The pour is a dark brown with a minimum brown head.The beer has a roasty,very sweet burobon,chocolate,coffee taste with a thin body which I find to throw this beer off compared to other BBA stouts.
Countbeer (4429) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Joes: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized creamy beige light brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of light bourbon, hay, some flowers and soap, liquorice and smooth chocolate, marzepin, gass, bay leave, rye and liquor tones.
Flavours of bourbon, wood, bitters, roast, malt roast and bitters, cream, some vanilla, some smooth spices, some wood roast, chocolate, sweet tar and a hint if ash.
Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, wood (roast), bourbon, some vanilla and spices.
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.