ajnepple (3599) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a tan head. Aroma and flavor or oak, vanilla, light caramel/toffee and a touch of bourbon spice. Flat carbonation. Kinda meh overall.
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Low carbo. Lighter than expected but a hint of black cherry tart/sweet overtones. Lasts on the tongue. Pulled at the bar and separates well into three strata. Nice!
BeerandBlues2 (10836) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy bourbon, chocolate, toast and caramel malt, dark fruity esters. Flavor is subdued bourbon, medium caramel and chocolate malt with dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
brucebruce81 (318) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow this beer was strong in bourbon flavor. I dont think i can handle more than a few of these
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a thick fluffy tan head. Chocolate and light chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate and roasted grain with subtle sour bourbon notes and a hint of cherry and a thin palate.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coopersmiths. Black appearance with a frothy, dark brown head. Somewhat boozy, oaky, whiskey, roasty dark malty nose. Creamy, again somewhat boozy, whiskey, oak, light vanilla, roasty, slighty burnt dark malty flavor. Roasty, medium boozy, whiskey finish. Good but not great.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Coopersmiths poured a tranalucent dark brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, oak, light bourbon and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, carmel, vanilla, milk chocolate, light oak and light bourbon with a smooth dry lingering roasty chocolate finish.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Light bourbon and oak aromas. Creamy, smooth texture. Subtle vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors. Great stuff.
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Small white head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a warming dry bitter whisky finish.
SuperWhite92 (22) - , Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, deep black is a great way to describe this wickedly dark hand-drawn cask ale. Thereís a few hints of light, but nothing that would make you think anything other than "black" when describing the appearance. Also included a great, copper-colored head that didnít go away until I was finished drinking the beer.The smell is distinct, yet subdued. Unlike anything youíve smelled before, but not strong enough to definitively say "this is a bourbon barrel stout." The smell includes a mild booze smell and quite a bit of the characteristic coopersmithís stout smell.The taste is great. Total bliss in this department. Itís everything you can love about bourbon and everything great about a high gravity stout rolled into one glass. Itís sweet, but not overly so, and the flavor is something youíre not likely to forget in the near future.The mouthfeel is thick and oily, but still memorable. Itís not anything too spectacular, but itís far from disappointing.As far as drinkability goes, I had no problem drinking a pint. None at all. I actually considered a second, but decided I didnít want to burn myself out. I donít think this would function well as any sort of session beer, but a couple would be A-OK.