KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Acknud. Thanks for helping me get this one off my wants list! Pours a deep, murky brown- about as brown as something can get without being black- with a sweet aroma this seems a mixture of light chocolate and cigar. A chunk of fudge-covered nut roasted over a clean fire is nudging a few nose hairs as well. The first sip brings deep chocolate, sweet smoke, tobacco, and a touch of vanilla. Not detecting the bourbon yet. Allright, as it warms the bourbon begins to surface. Alcohol is well hidden; no stinging on the tongue or the back of the throat whatsoever. Woah! Who snuck in a cherry??? Mouthfeel is way too thin, but the flavor blend makes up for this shortcoming. Overall, a very approachable and very enjoyable imperial stout; one that I would definitely drink again.
willisread (388) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Vanilla, cacao and malts on the nose with a touch of bourbon. Tastes smooth and slightly bittersweet on the palate. Gets a little boozy as it comes to room temperature. Not bad but overall just kind regular.
DiarmaidBHK (3599) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves trace lacing. Almost nothing on the nose. Not a hell of a lot of flavor on the tongue. Boring, boring, boring! Just a really disappointing beer.
Travlr (14383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, cocoa. Taste is very roasty vanilla, light booze. Tasty.
clincomedic (5) - - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Obvious stout in color and appearance. Smooth taste with a chocolate bourbon flavor with a easy finish.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i kinda agree with blues on this one - who just happened to provide this brew! much less bourbon than expected...defnitely in the aroma, but the flavor too. More subtle chocolate and vanilla, minimal hops. it was a little thin for a 10.5 impy stout, but smooth and very drinkable for a beer of that strength. nice lingering semi-sweet finish. overall, it falls into the good but not great catergory. for the price, I’d go with Bourbon County, given the choice, but thid was nice. the beer looked great once it stopped foaming wildly, but that took a few, so i gotta knock the "appearance" a point."
BelgianBeerGal (3287) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Louisville bottle. Overall a nice stout. I really didn’t get much bourbon or barrel. It seemed mostly like coffee or baking chocolate to me. Fine.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Taste and aroma of coffee. Full bodied with minimal lacing. From the tap truly a solid beer
coyforce (618) - Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good brew. Pour is pitch black. Flavor is chocolate and burnt oats. For a high alcohol this beer is smooth and delicious.
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 2010. From bottle. Black with a tan head. Sweet aromas from the bourbon barrel, chocolate, roasted malt. A bit too sweet and sticky for my taste, but still a good stout.
Shanebrews (210) - Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer is a subdued, mild rendition of a stout. The bitterness is there in balance. The head lingers appropriately. The barrel aging mellows all characteristics of the beer and makes for great sessionability.