BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port’s Barrel Blast. Pours with a black body and minimal head. Aroma is huge with brown sugar and molasses, bourbon and vanilla with notes of coffee and chocolate in the background. Flavors are heavy on the vanilla and chocolate with a woody finish. Some how manages to finish somewhat dry compared to some other big barrel aged RISs. Tasty.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Co-rate! Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is boozy chocolate with great body. One of my favorites from the event.
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad barrel event. Aroma of chocolate and smoke. Taste is boozy chocolate with great body. Nice.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at TND. Pours a deep almost black with smaller bubbly deep tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavor was a
Match of the aroma. Well done bourbon barrel treatment to an already excellent beer.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Naja’s. Super excited to try this one. Dark dark brown color with a thin bubbly brown head. A lot of bourbon and coffee in the aroma. Dark chocolate and bourbon in the flavor, with a bitter finish. For a stout aged in bourbon barrels it had a good amount of carbonation. A medium mouth feel, nothing too big. Quite a tasty treat
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Naja’s Place. Pour is pitch black with a smallish tan head that left a very nice lace ring around my glass. Aroma is black malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. flavor is awesome! Heavily roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, finish mild bourbon, oak, vanilla and roasted malt. Very nice way to end an awesome afternoon at Naja’s Place December 30 2010.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was great. Pour is a black opaque color with thin head. Taste is a marvelous array of chocolate, deep dark fruits, and toasted malts. Smooth, not harsh. Long dark fruity finish. Excellent beer.
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok. So this was listed in Hamiltons as Bourbon Barrel aged at 7% ABV? Anyway, sweet malty dark fruit nose. Good body. Again sweet dark fruit and coffee with a bourbon finish. Not to heavy. Really well done. Easy to drink and shows you can make an excellent beerby ticking all the boxes and without turning everything up to 11.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a carbonator capped water bottle straight from the barrel. Perfect carb, nose is rich with chocolate and dark fruits, mellow on the bourbon, nice vanilla from the oak. Colby really is the man with the art of barrel aging.
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at O’Briens. Pitch black pour, bubbly tan head. Roasted malts, dark fruit, raisin, plum, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Flavors work very well together. Nice beer, complex and delicious.