AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at CC. Nose is huge with barrel wood and lingering humidor scent, along with roasted malts. Flavor is as big as the nose, wood notes infuse the flavor from beginning to end, also roast coffee and malts. Perhaps the most noticeably barrel-aged beer Iíve ever tried. Definitely interesting, but too overpowering to drink a lot of.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at R n H. Pours a black colour with a tan head. †Aroma of bourbon, espresso, chocolate, malt, oak and subtle hints of vanilla. Subtle hops along with roasted coffee and toffee. Light carbonation, with an intense roasty flavor and a dry finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Name: Marshal Zhukovs, Bourbon Barrel
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of bourbon and vanilla
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of bourbon brings in a vanilla sweetness, oak melds well with the roasted malts
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Name: Marshal Zhukovs, Four Roses
Date: March 12, 2011
Appearance: black, fine brown head, drippy lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, hot bourbon, touch of oak
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, touch of caramel, oak blends well with the heavy roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
drowland (7741) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had at the Hunahpu release party as a part of RBWG 2010. Wow this is good. The aroma and flavor is amazing bourbon, wood, and stout characteristics. This stuff is awesome.
bu11zeye (12565) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor of bourbon, baking cocoa, roasted malt, and coffee with a bitter, dry wood finish.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the brewery. In the glass sits a massive, dense, oily looking, pitch black menace. For a crown, it wears a tall, excellently retained head of spongy, dark brown foam. Itís hard to imagine a better looking imperial stout than this. The nose booms with sweet dark chocolate malt and loads of dark fruit, including fig and raisin. Dark caramel is rich and decadent, and it supports the vanilla that is imparted by the smooth, oaky barrel influence. Of course, thereís ample earthen roast to balance things out, along with a surprising hint of smooth, creamy lactose. Flavors follow suit, again insanely rich and deep, loaded with dark chocolate roast, coffee, and dark figgy fruit. Woody bourbon notes seem a perfect match, and add a warm, smoothing sensation that doesnít overpower. Big and dense on the palate, thereís a bit more carbonation than I expected or wanted, which cuts down viscosity a bit and ushers in a slightly drying finish. Itís a fantastic base beer thatís made even better by the subtle bourbon influence.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap pours black with a medium dark tan head. Minerally aroma with notes of wood, bourbon and burnt malt. Creamy body, very roasty with lots of dark malt character that the bourbon does not cover up just sit beside. Nice sweet bourbon finish with lots of alcohol. Very nice.
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours jet black with a chocolate colored head. Huge bourbon, chocolate aroma, just wonderful. Chocolate, tobacco, bourbon all coming out in the taste, very complex. Super thick body, lots of oily legs in the glass. Just a world class ale.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black pour. Brown head. Bourbon jumps out of the glass followed by lots of chocolate, roast, toffee, wood and vanilla. Flavor is up front bourbon with vanilla, toffee, roast, coffee and bitter chocolate. God damn, another amazing CCB stout. Kudos to Joe and Wayne and company!
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol/Bourbon, some chocolate, light roast. Smooth medium-full body.