pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Barrel House. Black with light brown head. Molasses, roasted malt, vanilla, booze and some chocolate. Mild carbonation, full body, lots of booze but warming, vanilla and quite sweet with a bitter and boozy bite towards the end.
Smurf2055 (1245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black, small tan head
Smell big roasty, vanilla, coco and light red fruit, roasty without being ashy
Taste sweet creamy vanilla, sweet vanilla finish, roasty and light barrel presence
Thick, fuller body
Wow. Absolutely phenomenal. Bottle this shit
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Notes of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, caramel. This is an amazing barrel aged stout. I want more.
Ferris (1865) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark chocolate and coco powder. Jet black with a decent brown rim. Dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla and a dry finish. Just when you thought their sours were good, the go and produce awesome everything.
Sledutah (4063) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Barrel House
Black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, chocolate, molasses and vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, roasted malts and vanilla
Very good, tasty
VastActiv (2003) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Cascade Brewing, Portland. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
douglas88 (5465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome beer. On tap at the Barrel House. I had the Chery Diesel so this came with high expectations. Pours a viscous black oily body with a small beige head. A light nose of chocolate, dark fruit, prunes, some wood. The flavor was light on the barrel treatment, but huge dark fruit, very viscous, lactose/milky malts, a medium roast. Awesome stout! Lovely, a really perfect palate.
harrymel (1436) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was Diesel #2, not sure if that matters, but it was a different ABV, pretty sure it exceeded 11%.
04AUG12 - live cask
Oil black, mirror surface - thick. Smells of cocoa, molasses, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak, leather, ink, more dark chocolate, hints of marshmallow. Very sexy. Flavor follows suite - sweet, complex with coffees, cocoas, vanilla and oak with bourbons and dates. A really nice beer. Seriously, they don’t bottle anything like this?! WTF?! Thick, low carb and dry, then wet. A really fine beer. It was hot as steaming shit outside, but this beer was still wonderful.
Serving type: cask
ACHops (562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Cascade Barrel House. Pours deep inky black with medium thick mocha head. Aroma is big oaky malt with notes of chocolate and coffee. Taste is rich dark super roasty malt with big coffee and a bit of milk chocolate on the finish. Quite rich, tastes all the abv promised. Listed as 10% here. Very nice, easily the best non-sour I’ve had from these guys.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black pour, deep brown head. Flavors of rich chocolate, bourbon, oak, light coffee, molasses...damn fine stout. Glad to finally try this one.