hopwine (608) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nose is deep chocolate and oak. Flavor is mounds bar, chocolate covered cherry, hazelnut, wet oak, ash, char, bourbon heat peaks through on backend, lingering semisweet chocolate. Pretty sweet. Lishers
alex_wlv (4) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
An incredibly smooth yet full flavored bourbon barrel ages imperial.The bourbon taste is very distinctive but never overwhelming.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is very subtle bourbon, chocol(e, vanilla. Tthe appearance is dark black, thin head. The flavor is chopcolate, vaniilla, lightly more bourbon. Medium in body, thinner than expected. The finish is sweet, light bourbon, light roast, pine. Booze burn after a few seconds. Nice overall.
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasted, bourbon aromas. Nice sweet flavors, chocolate, marshmallow and bourbon.
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark black oily pour with a quarter inch of dark cocoa head. Aroma of carbon, licorice, subtle vanilla and booziness. Not too strong or rich. Average carbonation, creamy tingly mouthfeel, finishes clean and effervescent. Charred oak and bonfire malts, licorice. Nice stout but somewhat unaffected by barrel aging, lacks richness of great BBA stouts.
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, gifted me. Boozy bourbon, oak, chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla aroma. Black with a small tan head. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, oak, and alcohol flavor with a roasty bitter finish. Full body, moderate carbonation.
Bule (1395) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color without much head. A little harsh at first with spirit booziness, but this blows off very quickly. Bourbon stays in the back ground, subdued. Perfect level of sweetness to balance the licorice and mild hops.
stoutnick (791) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 vintage bottle - trade with bursprak! Bottle to glass pour a little uninspiring - dark with almost no head - looks thin. Aroma is big bourbon, some spicy oak from the barrel and disconcertingly, a tangy vegetable extract. Taste has lots going on all at once - bourbon sweet, spicy oak, strong tobacco in background. Bit of dark choc and cherry in the mix also. Dry finish. Overall, think I prefer the base beer to this treatment but all round this is a solid barrel aged stout.
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Anchorage Dec ’14 Tasting: Poured a dark burgundy brown with a bubble head. Aroma was vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, and malts. Taste was very boozy strong roasted malts and chocolate.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black pour with minimal head. Big bourbony aroma. Great blend of bourbon and chocolate. Texture is a tad thin but super smooth. Really good.