jkwood04 (3740) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted and chocolate malts, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same, really complex and a good amount of bourbon. Smooth texture. A good beer, and I agree with someone else on here that it might be the best Clown Shoes beer.
77ships (3530) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Sebletitje! Black, little head. Thick liquorish blueberry molasses nose, syrupy, rich cocoa, chocolate. Thick decadent blueberry molasses taste, warming, caramel, rich thick malts, malts, decade, thick fudge,… Decadent fudge body. Very nice.
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Very dark brown to black color, small off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, lightly roasty, dark malts, liquor. Taste malts, roasty, bourbon, a slight sweetness, some alcohol, some hops. Full body, medium to full carbonation. Lovely.
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Light bourbon nose. Flavors of licorice, dark chocolate, oak and vanilla. Bitter roasted finish.
DrYeast (4) - - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is what a Bourbon barrel stout should taste like. Smooth bourbon mouth feel with good body but no harshness of other stouts. Aged to perfection.
Phillies08Champs (676) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle from my cellar. Pours jet with nice light brown head. Aroma is very nice with demarcated cake batter, roasted notes, bourbon and slight coffee. First sip is similar with a boozy notes and a sweet but mostly balanced finish.very nice
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Slightly smokey aroma with nice roasted malts and some light bourbon. Flavor is meaty and smokey with bourbon hints and a slightly sweet dark fruit and wine finish.
darb85 (45) - Canton, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth a bit smoky with alcohol finish. Not bad at all. Need another one for sure..
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Smoky, dark chocolate, dry wood, whiskey barrel, deep roast aromas. Medium bodied. Dark chocolate fudge, vanilla whiskey sweet flavors with deep roast malt, campfire smoke___very tasty.
bwa5879 (598) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown or black pour, quarter inch Carmel head that reduced to a small cloudy puddle. Really really sweet scent, dark fruits and bourbon. Average carbonation, really frothy mouthfeel, super rich and roasty on finish. Flavor is super smokey/ashy, campfire and meaty, peaty, really rich molasses and dark fruits, currants and bourbony raisins. Good BBA stout but a bit heavy on the ashiness.
that_Guy (2) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It was a little burnt for my taste. I like a smokey bock, but this was different. It had more of a burnt red meat flavor, and didn’t stand up to other bourbon barrel stouts.