riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like wet bourbon barrel with softer dark malts, pretty boozy. Dark brown pour, no head or lace. Looks still. Tons ofu bourbon. Chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugars, bourbon. Super damn hot like sitting in a wet ass bourbon barrel forever. Burns my mouth almost. Carb is low, body is thin. Beer is hot! Wow.
bvc (1127) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Capped nip with a flying buffalo label and the a neck band that says bourbon barrel aged...based on previous ratings Iím going to guess this is the correct beer. Thanks Alex. Boozey tobacco, chared malt, some apple, vanilla...hot smelling and dirty danky. Prune cola, light body, lively carb, leather, tobacco, vanilla, hot wet bourbon...it burns.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz. thanks alex! pours nearly black with ruby edges. very little loose tan head. big sharp boozy bourbon roasty nose. creamy medium body, woolly carb. roast, chocolate, prunes, bourbon, vanilla, and laundry on the mid palate. long basementy finish.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL courtesy of FlandersNed. Pours a deep brown, pitch black looking in the glass with a lively, super thin, deep brown head that sticks around and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is very nice: toasted coconut, vanilla, warming alcohol, campfire wood, brown sugar/caramel, black cherries. Taste is sweet, roasty, some hot alcohol. Soft, creamy palate that disintegrates a little bit into cardboardy dryness.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can see how some would say this beer has way too much bourbon and isnít balanced at all. That person would call this a hot mess. Well, I guess thatís just what I like. An in your face Bourbon stout that doesnít pull any punches. wow!!!!!!!!
douglas88 (5173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 edition. Small nip bottle (it says 355 ml, but the bottle is tiny, more like 7-8 ounces no way 12). Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A great nose; sweet cocoa, bourbon, sweet vanilla, more bourbon. The flavor is great; initial cocoa and milky chocolates, rich vanilla and sweet bourbon, light sweeter malts. Rich and big. A great imperial stout. Tastes old somehow. Light mouthfeel .
RoscoeJackson (378) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this at the Big Rock Chophouse. it was good, but not worth the $9 i paid for it.. pretty tame by RIS standards. nothing remarkable about it.
TheEpeeist (3058) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle, brewed 2005. Dark brown with some creamy tan edging. Nose is bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla with a touch of tar. Coating with a bracing tang. Prominent alcohol but not objectionable. Taste starts with a slap of bourbon; woody, prunes, dates and chocolate but not so sweet. Finishes with citrus peel, tobacco and burnt sugar. Great barrel aging.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 (12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59; handbottle from thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, coconut, maple, raisins, toffee, wood, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, cherry, toffee, and lactose.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, via trade with mibirder, black pour with big boozy smoke aroma, flavors of sweet caramel, molasses, vanilla and bourbon whiskey, nice thick finish