RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2010 Vintage, consumed October 2010.
Black, opaque. Lots of vanilla, oak, milder chocolate and coffee on the nose. Surprisingly light on the palate. Good carbonation. Slight soy note. Moderate, lingering tart and bitterness on the finish, along with a peppery note. Thinner mouthfeel, savory. Really freaking good.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle; 2010 vintage; thanks to flandersned for the trade; pours thin, dense black with trace tan head; sweet bourbon and vanilla on the nose mixed with heavy charred malt; quite sweet and roasty; texture is smooth, flat and medium heavy mouthfeel; lots of barrel, but not overwhelming; quite hot and sweet though on the finish; more bitter and astringent the more I drink
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, dated 11/09, courtesy of iceicebaby on BA. thanks, sean! pours black with a thin, bubbly cap of brown foam and light rings of clay colored yeast. aroma is great with massive bourbon initially that mellows slowly allowing notes of soy, cigar smoke, dark chocolate, and light coffee to emerge with hints dark fruits and toasted wood. flavor is damn tasty as well but actually a bit tame (in a good way) after the aroma with smooth, woody barrel notes, mildly tart dark fruits, and roasted malts up front backed by light coffee, cocoa, and sweet, vanilla cake batter with hints of toasted coconut as it warms. palate is smooth and medium bodied with light carbonation and a pleasant boozy warmth without being "hot". overall, a very nice barrel aged imperial stout. lucky to have tried it.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Listed as "Flying Buffalo Bourbon Stout". Filled to the top of my tasting cup, biggest sample I had all day! Black with reddish-brown tinge and frothy tan head. Aroma of huge bourbon, wood, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, and dark fruits. Taste is roasty and bitter, with some sweetness, and lots of bourbon. Creamy and oily mouthfeel. Pretty good!
neepsntatties (1749) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try a bottle of this a while back thanks to, "hannont". I think it was an ’06. Colour... absolute darkness with no head! Nose... soy sauce, BBQ sauce and roasty malt. Palate... LOADS of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hints of Bourbon and a looooong sweet finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another rarity from hoppymeal.
Pours an oily black with a bubbly tan head that recedes to a small collar and leaves some legs along the sides.
The aroma is definitely dominated by the bourbon up front. There is also lots of dark roasted malts, bakers chocolate and some sweet vanilla.
The taste is also big on bourbon and vanilla with less of the underlying beer showing through. It’s definitely sweet and boozy.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely slick with the bourbon barrel character dominating. Bakers chocolate and toasted black malts are hiding out under the bourbon. Serious alcohol burn going down.
This is a bourbon bomb of a beer with the taste starting and finishing with bourbon with only a bit of imperial stout in between. As a bourbon lover, I like it, but as a beer lover I could use a bit more balance.
riversideAK (6103) - 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 (1239) - 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 I’m 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 (7538) - 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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.