tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, molasses. The appearance deep black, off white head. The flavor is bourbon, sweet, chocolate, molasses, except the bourbon is a bit too strong. The finish is boozy, a bit hot. Medium in body. Enjoyable beverage, but not the best in this august style, or sub-style.
GreatDane1632 (659) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken on 18 Mar 2012 -- This I think was my first plunge into bourbon barrel stouts, and I loved it.
jahshuwuh (441) - USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium to dark cola brown color with half a finger of khaki head. Smells of yeasty chocolate, paint, cocoa, bourbon. Taste is very chocolatey, almost like a brownie, a good amount of bourbon, some vanilla from the barrel, a little cherry. If you ever wanted a bourbon soaked brownie, this is it. Well done, good barel character, sweet and enjoyable. Mouth is a little thin, but I can live with that.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JBPortland (963) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with a half finger of head. The nose is fantastic, deep rich boozy chocolate soaked raisin and dark figgy fruit, plum, coffee bean, coconut and vanilla. The palate however is disappointingly thin, has nice bourbon spiced dark fruit, vanilla, raisin, cocoa, but ends a bit watery on the sip. Finish has some nice creamy vanilla coffee and cocoa mixed with light bourbon. Nice barrel treatment but the base beer wasn’t doing it for me.
nilloc1204 (13) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
So good, but I have a feeling it could be a little better with a age. Will have to cellar one and try it again in a year or so.
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours opaque black with ruby hue. Nose sweet malt, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Taste similar to nose with more chocolate flavors. Reasonable roasted finish. . Thick mouth feel.
FestDecBeet (289) - - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: pours a dark black. No light getting through. Light brown sugar foamy head.
Smell: bourbon. Vanilla. Chocolate. Coconut.
Taste: bourbon. Chocolate. Vanilla. Hot alcohol.
Feel: very thick creamy mouth feel. Medium low carbonation.
Overall: good beer. Nice balance. Would like to see if a little age mellows out some of the alcohol. Nice beer.
First drank: he 11/29/14
zvikar (3881) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks DSG. Pours black with a beige head, aroma of vanilla, coconut, wood, bourbon and chocolate, flavor of vanilla, coconut, chocolate, wood, bourbon, zesty, medium to full bodied. Nice.
coldbrewky (1461) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. I have been waiting for the.cold days to arrive so that I can enjoy decent stout porter and Imperials once again without having to take a nap. Bottle graciously delivered from UDbeernut. Body is slick in the glass and leaves no legs. Minimal head. Nose of oak and light malt. Body is exceptionally well balanced. Slippery dark malts followed by a twinge of oak to begin th malt laden okay finish. Props to Art.
Homer321 (2211) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle to snifter. Nose is fairly balanced between booze with vanilla and a light cocoa chocolate aroma. pour is pitch black, minimal light brown head. Taste reveals a LOT of vanilla initially, then fading to a bit of chocolate with a moderate bitterness; dries out a bit on the tongue and then shows off some woodiness. moderate alcohol warming in the finish. a light stickiness is on the lips at the finish. overall, a very enjoyable beer, but I think 12 oz is enough, mainly due to the alcohol warming, almost a bit hot.