tfratzke (51) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this beer a few years ago and deemed it "the worst bourbon barrel stout I have ever had." Fast forward to 2013 and I decided to give it another shot. I am glad I did. Bourbon and vanilla on the nose. Similar flavors when tasting. Nice sweetness. Smooth, a little thinner than I prefer my stouts. This is really great.
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles courtesy of Summer Santa 2014. Thank you! Pours very dark reddish brown with a almost non-existent mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, toffee, charcoal, charred wood, caramelized nuts, sherry, hay, moist soil, cocoa powder, sweet liquorice candy and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, burnt cereal, charred wood, bitter, chocolate, hay, prunes, vanillin, liquorice root, soy sauce, toasted coconut, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly watery, slightly roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, toasted nuts, vanillin, charred wood, moist soil, hay, cocoa powder and alcohol. A good beer but lacks too much in flavour and mouthfeel to live up to the current average…
kaser (2604) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic beer. Black pour from draft at bad apple. Vanilla chocolate cocoa whiskey flavors. Delicious. Huge beer. Good. Carmel and toffee rich
DSG (5695) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. 2013 bottle. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of bourbon, coconut, a vinous note, chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, some coconut, a vanilla hint, a bit of vinous fruitiness and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Very good.
bartlebier (1631) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, 2011 edition, courtesy of CHI tasting group 09/2013 thanks, shared 07/2014. Upfront crowd pleasing aromas of butterscotch, with an extra layer of creamy Wisconsin butter, caramel, chocolate sundae, vanilla, coffee. Taste introduces some of the mellow bourbon notes, Wiener mélange. All-round smooth and easy drinking with no trace of abv.
RussianDragon (420) - - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear dark brown/near black with an uneven beige head that quickly fades. Aroma is chocolate malt, oak, vanilla. Flavor is caramel, malt, oak, and mild chocolate complexity. Medium bodied, full carbonation, sweet caramel finish.
Huhzubendah (2443) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is dark brown with a flimsy beige head. The aroma brings bourbon, malt, brown bread, butterscotch, chocolate, oak, booze. Similar flavor with a delicate, silky feel on the palate. Light touch of butter. Rich and robust. A hint of oak in the finish. Really tasty.
Maddog (389) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Chicago in March. A good Bourbon Barrel stout, but not elite. The pour is cola brown with a nice bourbon and roasted malt aroma. Like all BB stouts, I get bourbon, oak, roasted malts and some vanilla. But as good as these flavors are, I still get some roughness at the end and the body is a little thin. Enjoyable overall.
WillRunForBeer (628) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon. taste is not too roast, but plenty of dark chocolate, coffee, some oatmeal and bourbon. Very nice mouthfeel, very full. Drinks easy for 9.5%
Cory (303) - , California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is booze, molasses, brown sugar, and oak. Creamy delicious body with, raisin oatmeal cookie, milk chocolate, toasted grain, cinnamon, super deliciousness. This beer is very well balanced and while not hiding the booze, it layers it in to the fold. Awesome.
JesseBones (60) - - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A waft of bourbon and ethanol bursted forth trough the sweet malt. A smooth palate with a nice and loose espresso colored head. The flavor is bourbon oatmeal and raisin cookies. Clean finish and is great even at a cool room temperature.
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