UDBeernut (872) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A barrel aged dry stout? more like an infected mess. Dark appearance minimal head. nose is a weird mix of sweet and brett. Taste is tart. No mention on Bourbon anywhere. Feelin a bit jipped
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Toronado SD about 8 or 9 months ago. Pours with a black hued body with a tan head that fades to a ring. Medium diacetyl on the nose, lots of butterscotch, bready malt, oak, caramel, brown sugar, bourbon and chocolate. Flavors are of diacetyl, bourbon, chocolate, molasses and caramel, medium to fuller bodied with lighter carbonation.
Jesterdeal (1049) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of oat, coffee, and a slight sweet vanilla. Pours like a stout with a good creamy film. Tastes sweet of cocoa, slight coffee and just a hint of vanilla. Pleasant.
Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinocchioís. Dark pour, boozy medicinal aroma. Super roasty with tons of coffee, which thankfully keeps the bourbon in check. Some light lactic notes, which I donít like, and some oatmeal, which I do.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours black with tan edges.
Aroma: Stong bourbon notes and milk chocolate. Amazing nose.
Taste: Roast, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, roast, vanilla, bourbon, cake batter.
Mouthfeel. Full silky.
Overall: Love this beer. The bourbon presence is deceptive, as you think you are drinking a heavy Imperial Stout, when itís actually a beefed up stout with a bourbon nose.
danielcurtis81 (1511) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at the Linda Vista location during SDBW 2011. The appearance is a rich black brown without much head. The aromas are booze and some malts. Had this next to the rum and this one doesnít really stand out as much of anything. The base beer flavors died down to not much. Some booze soaked oak flavors. It just reminds me a little too much of a mixed drink to stand out.
badlizard (5160) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with a short lived creamy tan head. Amazing aroma of roasted grain roasted coffee and toast with smooth caramel and bourbon notes and a sort of smokey or peated malt finish. Great.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served a little too cold and I forgot to ask for plenty of head, which may acount for why it had almost none. Benefit of the doubt. Tiny bit of lace. Inside ring is tan. Color is an opaque pitch brown black. Aroma is malt, butterscotch, malt, roast, toast, sour. Flavorís very similar to nose; sweet is up front, but not over done, then the butterscotch, sour, carbonic tang, malt, roast, etc. Body is good and gets better as it warms, carbonation good too. Finish is like flavor ( not a fan of butterscotch), little alcohol warmth, and fairly long. Could be classified as dry stout for sour, but at same time itís fairly sweet. soooo.... donít sue me.
daknole (7205) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour. Aroma smells of Jim Beam immediately. Quite boozy in the nose, wtih the normal sextant flavors taking a backseat. Flavor is booze city...tons of bourbon, vanilla...too much booze...which I rarely ever say.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint from the tap at the Old Grove brewery: The color is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is a wiff of bourbon with a hint of coffee. Flavor starts with light, but noticeable bourbon followed by black coffee bitterness and a hint of dark chocolate. Light-medium body is thin, but smooth with light to moderate carbonation.