after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375, corked, capped, and waxed. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that falls immediately away to not too much. Big sweet bourbony nose, some apricot showing. Lots of roast and coffee as well. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Roasty sweet coffee and black liquorice body. Long ashy roasty finish. Everything’s here, everything’s nice, not really a new spin on a style we’ve had a million times by now. Very good stuff. Just a lot like what everyone has done.
AirForceHops (5264) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft Extreme Beer Fest 2016. Aroma is deep dark roasted grains, strong oak, cocoa nibs, molasses and a big note worthy bourbon blast.
Deep layers of roast. Molasses, espresso bean, dark bitter chocolate. The bourbon is not hidden in this at all, nice mellow burn on the way down the throat with a nice belly warming sensation. The mouthfeel is correct for the style, nice full and creamy texture. Dense feeling with an oily slick texture. I hope to sample this again someday. This batch of bourbon came out in a wonderful boldness that didn’t over run the base stout. Lovely.
JulienHuxley (5204) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Oily black pour with no head. Aroma is super boozy, fruity, powdery cocoa. Taste is sweet, boozy, winey, port. Palate is oily, sweet.
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a black with a tan colored head. Aroma was a mix of sweet malts, chocolate and booze. Taste was sweet candy, fruit, vanilla, coco and toffee malts
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rating #1622 - #CBC2015 Beer 7 - Welcome Reception - The difference between me and other #5whores is that I readily admit it. Aroma of American oak, bourbon, vanilla toffee wondrously blended into rich cocoa, espresso, roasty, molassesey deliciousness. SOFA KING delicious.
trapped (1778) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Lectvay. Pours inky black with large tan spongy head, bourbon aroma, medium carbonation, woodsy flavor, slightly sweet roasted malt taste with strong alcohol overtones, medium sweet finish with bourbon aftertaste. Very potent and very smooth, great brew!
RobertDale (4727) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml. bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and wood. Taste is roasted malt, bourbon, oak, chocolate, and some vanilla. Very warming and very nice.
runaway (76) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014, 375ml bottle. Aroma is of bourbon, chocolate, leather, dry-erase marker alcohol. Pours a coal black with a mild, fast dissipating, dark caramel head. Taste is of chocolate, oak, bourbon, dark stone fruits, Mouthfeel is thick and sticky sweet, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
blueshockey24 (184) - Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours Black with thin brown head. Aroma is Chocolate, Vanilla and Bourbon/Barrel. Taste is sweet bourbon chocolate up front with a sweet bourbon finish. I really like it.
DenverLogan (990) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 2014 Banished series bottle into a St Bernardus chalice. Pours black with brown head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, Bourbon, milk chocolate. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of very rich dark chocolate milk with extra chocolate shavings, vanilla, Kahlua, a Dark Russian liquor drink, and milk chocolate. Overall, bodaciously delicious sipping brew.
Bule (1525) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle of 2015 release. Pours a black color with some beige head. The bourbon melds seamlessly into the stout flavors. Medium sweetness. Some vanilla. Nice hop bitterness at the end.