jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of chocolate and bourbon. The taste was of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, a hint of caramel and some fruit.
mansquito (3980) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Sampler: pours black with beige head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla and a bit of booze. Taste is somewhat sweet with a bourbon feel. Nice mouthfeel and the alcohol is well covered. Very smooth. I liked it.
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola pour with an oily thin head.
Aroma is vanilla, coconut oak. Chocolate.
Flavour is oaky, chocolate malt. Smooth and oily texture. Intoxicating.
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devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is sweet booze and roasted chocolate. Taste is similar with a sweet booze finish, could use more roast
Nsanders (686) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a decent sized light brown head. Strong woody bourbon notes, vanilla, malt, oak, and leather. Taste is a dry sweetness with a woody dry finish. Body is heavy with a syrupy feel.
tgncc (2998) - 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 (822) - 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 (483) - 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.
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JBPortland (1100) - 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 (16) - 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.