Gachupines (1205) - USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black with a thin tan head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon with slight roasted malt. Flavor is vanilla and alcohol, some bourbon mixed with roasted malt. Finish is a bit light and almost watery. Lacking in full body that I would expect in a porter, big flavor up front without anything to round it out. Not bad, but not great.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was pretty much everything i expected. Dark, thick and sticky with a nice alcohol taste with roast, chocolate, wood and burbon. Good stuff.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very nice and quite complex. I get a lot of bourbon as well as some chocolate, vanilla, maple and dark fruit. The flavor is just as complex. The chocolate and roasted malt come through very strong, but the flavor also has all of the components you expect from a bourbon barrel aged beer. I get some bourbon whiskey notes as well as some maple, oak and vanilla. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation. A very nice barrel-aged stout. Glad I got to try this one.
anders37 (21632) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon barrel. Roasted malty bourbon chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon barrel finish.
jkwood04 (5164) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours black with a thick, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little oak and bourbon, hints of coffee, and some light hops. A pretty good beer, but I wish it was thicker.
HonkeyBra (3954) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crushed with CaryTheDude. Aroma . . . Meh. Chocolate and mild funky earthy barrel. Flavor is chocolate, oak, onions, earth, shallots. Lots of earthy undertones, but pretty one dimensional in the same vein. Mouthfeel is thin, I guess this is only a barrel aged stout and not an imperial stout but it’s still startlingly thin. I’m glad I didn’t have to drink a whole bottle of this by myself.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly clear dark brown pour. Fluffy light tan head. Sweet stout with some roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Bitter finish. Nothing special.
That1Guy (2181) - Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crushed with Honkeybra. No head. Thin black pour with a reddish tint when you hold it to the light. Aroma of tart cherries. A possible infection? Very thin-bodied, Decent flavor and goes down smoothly. Not incredible, but easy to drink.
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a deep rich black with a large light brown frothy head that lasted about 3/4 of the way though the glass and produced some really excellent lacing. The aroma was strong of burnt dark chocolate malts, a medium leathery yeast with notes of roasted coffee, molasses, some chared oak and a mild dose of bourbon with a hint of vanilla. It tasted, (WOW) pretty awesome with a nice bitter coffee flavor from the onset and then slowly maturing into a nice chocolate, molasses, coffee medley with an ever so slight whiskey finish. Mouthfeel was kind of bold but not as full as I would have thought, more medium than full in body. The texture was absolutly smooth and creamy with a flat carbonation. Overall an outstanding stout, although I would have like a little more body and a tad more of the bourbon flavor.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL. Pours a clear deep ruby with a large, tan head. Spotty lace. Nose is malty, roast coffee. Ashy and roasty. Taste is coffee and tobacco. Richer than expected with ash and red fruitiness. Watery, tart mouthfeel. Not super great.