htzpah (78) - - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vanilla extract, candy bar cake aroma. Dessert wine boozy aroma, sweet but not fruity. Boozy taste doesn't disappoint. Sweet beer, almost a dessert beer. Creme brûlée taste. Really taste the bourbon on the finish. Delicious reserve, could age for a few years.
BLADT (603) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Black. Thin beige head. Aroma is cake batter, vanilla extract and booze. Taste is sweet, but not cloying, vanilla of course, some berries, and sherry. Viscous.
Ready4Aheady (38) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pour, black stout, thin beige head, aromas of coffee, cocoa, and bourbon-- really great stuff here, flavors of all of the above, a smooth well balanced brew. Not overly complex but better than many at twice the price!
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Must try if you like this style. Everything that you look for in this style is there. Without any negatives like to much alcohol burn or to much woody oak flavor. It’s good get some.
Camons (5885) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Maxi. Pours brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light coffee, loads of bourbon, oak, coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate. Flavor of malts, coffee, caramel, heavy bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, coconut. Thin to mdium body, lively carbonation. Somehow over the top on the bourbon, but not to bad for someone like me who likes bourbon. 110414
Valgreen (649) - DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Maxi. Dark brown, small tan head, some lacing, okay coating. Aroma, bourbon straight up, banana, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Similar taste.
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At my place with Matt, Jacob and Taylor. Pours black with a circle of small lacing. Aroma is beautiful bourbon roasted malt, phenomenal marshmallow malt notes, complex and great. Taste is bourbon booze that works, full bodies malty greatness. some vanilla. Love it, would bank again.
Hammy78 (734) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours opaque, thin khaki head. Minor lacing spots. Nose bourbon and sweet sugar chocolate, dark fruits too. Tastes initially of vanilla, which gives way to sweet roasted malt. However the bourbon, oh man. It’s very bourbon forward. It’s surprisingly thin for the style, very smooth. Just a great beer.
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Proof that not every great bourbon barrel aged stout need be hard to find or require excessive hoop jumping. Pours on the thin side for the style, dark, dark brown with khaki highlights. The head is a very light tan color. On the nose there are sweet milk chocolate and modest roasty notes. On the palate there is tremendous balance for a BBA stout with a sweet open into a modestly bitter finish. Supremely drinkable.
Prufrockstar (924) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Bacterial. So far I’ve really enjoyed these Brewers Reserve releases. Pours viscous, thick and dark with no head. Aroma is huge on vanilla. Massive vanilla, it overwhelms anything else. Taste: This is basically A&W cream soda -- but, you know, with alcohol. Vanilla, cola, toast, dark cherry. Lingering chocolate with hints of coffee. Full body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Overall: No Peruvian Morning, but it’ll do. Yum.