tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown black pour with a lot of head, chocolatey taste with slight bourbon smell. Not overly hoppy.
catface5326 (119) - 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 (461) - 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 (1949) - 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 (122) - - 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.
BrettTaylor (365) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5 oz sampler - pours dark, med head and lacing, coffee and malt on nose, caramel, chocolate and dark malt with roasted cashew on palate, med finish; bourbon caramel notes are more apparent as it warmed some
mikedevilsfan (129) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown in color. Chocolate notes with alcohol warming, and slight taste of alcohol. Very nice on tap.
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Thin bodied with a strange over representation of hops. Aside from that, not bad. Has some very roasty flavors with hints if bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and metal.
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Grey38 (5) - Williamsburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This... this is a very good beer. Strong, sweet but well balanced, this beer is incredibly smooth, and while you can smell and taste the alcohol, it is in a delightful fashion, interwoven with coffee, oak, and earthy tones. If this beer were cheaper Iíd drink it daily, and as such Iím glad it is not, else I might appreciate it less were I to have it too often. Iím a fan of aged stouts in general, and this is an excellent example of the class. Great beer!
AndyW68 (744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Black pour with mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and alittle vanilla. Taste is the same, but smoked a little. Great for winter.
Emeister84 (657) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: smells heavily of vanilla and caramel, cocoa, coffee. Appearance: jet black. Taste: oak, vanilla, caramel, slight purple grape, smoke. Palate: creamy and big, with notable sensation of alcohol on the tongue, lingering smokey woody grape flavors.