joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GABF 2008.
Clear brown coloured with a meidum sized beige head.
Light roasted aroma of bourbon and vanilla.
Roasted flavour of bourbon and vanilla with notes of chocolate.
Roasted finish of whisky.
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty bourbon chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla. Roasted malty chocolate and bourbon finish.
madmitch76 (22510) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th July 2012
Buffalo Trace aged. Opaque dark brown beer, pale tan head. Nice toffee caramel nose. Palate is light and semi crisp. Taste follows the nose. Mellow dark malt with rich caramel, a little toffee and mild minerals. Mild tang. Pretty mellow whisky. Good stuff!
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Exceedingly dark brown, small bright tan head. Jack Daniels completely overwhelms both the aroma and the taste.
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours dark, almost black, with brown highlights and a beige head. Nose holds some booze, some coffee. Tons of vanilla in the flavor, which is how the bourbon strikes my palate. Some roasty malt notes, too. Medium in body, very smooth, some warmth. Good beer.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: A nice looking black beer with almost no head and no retention.
S: The nose is roasty with a bit of vanilla and quite a bit of alcohol. There is a noticeable acidity to the beer (likely from the roasted malts), that almost presents as sourness.
T: The flavors never really come together and even if they did, I’m not sure this would be any better. A bit of a tartness, roasted malt, and bourbon. I don’t really get any chocolate or sweetness.
M: The body is quite thin and lifeless, and the carbonation is similarly lacking. Not what I look for in a barrel aged beer.
D: It would seem to be within conventional wisdom -bal aging a sub-6% stout is not such a good idea, and that is proven true here.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GABF 2008. Black - light brown head. Roasted, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, berries,lactic, wood, roasted, ligh burned, unbalanced.
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Rubicon. Pours very brown/black with a creamy tan head. Bourbon/vanilla aromas. Lots of flavor. Touch of treacle, chocolate, touch of coffee, lots of bourbon, touch of oak. Always seems to finish with a little mocha. Rave. Rave. Rave. Great drinking ale. Incredibly tasty for 6%!
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, smooth mix of bitter chocolate, licorice, and bourbon barrel. In mouth, nice chocolate cherries with bourbon notes, wood and licorice over earming alcohol.
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Aces & Ales in Las Vegas. Pours dark brown with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, oaky bourbon and vanilla. The finish is mildly boozy with a roasty malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.