sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille partagée avec Jcwattsrugger.
Noire et mousse moka claire.
Bourbon est la ou il faut, avec des notes de café et chocolat, le bourbon ressort un peu trop en intensité gâchant un peu le côté stout de cette bière. Impression de chocolat au lait, sec au palais avec des notes de chêne et de bourbon.
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
bottle from some place in KY near Cincinnati, pours like mentos in a bottle of coke. Takes 5 pours to get a glass.
smells like watered down cheap bourbon... and nothing else.
Tastes pretty much the same, watered down bourbon... the bourbon is supposed to accentuate the stout, not be the primary, nor is it supposed to cover a crappy stout. There are tiny hints of a stout trying desperately to creep out of it, but Hey, lets hop on the bourbon train and try to sell a lot of crappy mistakes.
mouthfeel, not much there, kinda like soda water... no thickness, large carbonation tastes like it was artificially carbonated.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled as part of the Clay Street Series: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing thin ring of light beige head. Has a lightly sweet vanilla and bourbon oaky nose with a hint of tart cherries. Starts fairly thin for the style with a watery acidic fruitiness and a mild milk chocolate flavor. Finishes slightly warming and tart. This seems to be infected and lacking body.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out pours a thin, black body with small brown head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, milk chocolate, coffee beans. Very nice. Flavor of mild cocoa, roasted coffee beans, slick bourbon in the finish. Seems more of a stoutveith added bourbon, than it is bourbon-aged. Quite nice andcvery drinkable regardless.
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trade bottle. Pours a dark black color with a tan cola head. This bottle was extremely over carbonated. Had to pour super slow and it still almost went over my glass. Aroma is mild chocolate and some roast, mild bourbon not much else. Taste is coconut and roasted malts with maybe some smoke. Very thing for a stout and way over carbonated.
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a deep dark almost oil rich color with a small tan head. Aroma was coffee, coca, bourbon. Flavor was roasted malts, coffee, coca, and a good helping of bourbon.
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from West Lafayette VBS. Pours pitch black with a quickly fading medium tan head. Aroma has some notes of coffee and roasted malt, but nothing overwhelming. Similar taste with some bitter chocolate and hints of bourbon. Somewhat watery with a bit of an anticlimactic finish. Contains all of the elements of a great stout but in too little quantity.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The pour is a somewhat thin dark brown color with a minimal off-white head.
S: I could smell the butter in this as soon as I opened the bottle. Diacetyl pretty much dominates the nose and prevents any bourbon or stout aromas from coming through.
T: For a bourbon barrel aged stout, this beer is incredibly favorless. Watery and bland with maybe a bit of roast and chocolate.
M: The body is just as disappointing as the rest of the beer: thin and lowly carbonated.
D: Another piece of evidence that -bals do not always make a beer better/good.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle from Crown in Indy. The appearance is a thin oily brown black. The nose is chard oak, mild bourbon, and chocolate notes. The flavors are a touch on the thin side at times. A nice bourbon to it but the beer in the barrels was a little lacking in intensity. Chocolate, and smoke notes paired well with the steak dinner. Still some nice flavors and an above average brew.
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from STFun. Big black pour with a thin tan head. Smokey, chocolate and a little roasted grain aroma. Roasted grain, smokey taste. Really good.