LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very rye, chocolate, coffee stout. some bittersweet flavors but worth my time kind of bitter. there was some serious wild turkey in this one. i think this one may have been my downfall in the fest
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Bistro’s 1st Annual Barrel Aged Festival 11-11-2006. A mahogany brown color with a tan head. A malty and grain flavor. An odd mix with a nice cut of whisky.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the 1st Annual Barrel Aged Festival. This stout pours an deep brown color. Small sized beige foamy head. Aroma is rye and bourbon, some chocolate and coffee. A lighter bodied stout. Malts are bready and there is some chocolate and coffee in the background. Touch of rye spiciness. Nice balance. Has a nice residual, sweetness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Bistro BA Brew Fest 11/11/06; Nose of bourbon and rye bread, with a little spiciness mixed in; Hazy brown with a ring of bubbles around the glass; flavor of bourbon, alcohol and rye in a medium thin body, with an alcohol finish.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black and headless. that is not what this beer is about though. WHISKEY!!! lots of it. the aroma smacks of whiskey all i could remember was a bad night with jack daniels as i smelled this beer. but it was surprisingly decent once i got past that. very thin body. the aroma and taste were both that of alcohol, specifically whiskey. because of the thin body it had a very clean finish that gave this beer at least two more points in my overall impression.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
headless, black, thin, hop rod rye plus black bear stout? seems better in theory. The whalloping strength is well-disguised but it just seems mmmm... thin and slightly metallic.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/06/02: Had on tap at Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival
This strong, dark black beer has an unmistakable whiskey flavoring (thanks to the cask conditioning). Not for the tame at heart, at 8.2% ABV, this one really warms on the way down. A dark, but thin head tops off this gorgeous beer. Thick and full tasting, this stout does not disappoint.