anders37 (18184) - 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.
Travlr (14198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark but clear brownish maroon color, small tan head that settles to an edge, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, bitter cocoa, vanilla, earth. Taste is slightly sweet, dilute roasted coffee. Slight alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Nice enough.
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, chocolate, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, light wood, and raisins.
brokensail (12022) - 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.
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours pretty dark brown/black with a bubbly/foamy tan head. Aromas of oak char, chocolate and bourbon/vanilla. Near med body. The flavor is very oak and smoke - and burnt wood. There’s some vanilla and chocolate. A less than sturdy stout aged in oak. Still pretty good.
Tmoney99 (11367) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Solid roasted coffee, wood and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT WesleyChapel-12oz bottle-pours a thin brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, dark malt-molasses. Taste is bourbon/wood, dark malt-molasses/vanilla. Easy.
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Robert. Pours black. Off tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, vanilla and barrel. Slightly sweet. Plain. Decent.
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Pours black with dashes of mahogany and a small, khaki head. Lots of toasted oak and vanilla in the aroma, but the bourbon component isn’t overbearing in either the nose or the flavor. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Clean, malty, chocolate and bourbon flavor with a nutty, chocolaty, vanilla finish. Smooth!
Drake (9544) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Beer Run, 11/18/14. Somehow I never rated this despite it being in regular rotation for years at my most frequented bar. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cherries, vanilla, whiskey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly too sweet.