ianhuntley73 (22) - - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very think inky black pour with a small mocha head. Nothing left after a while. Just a thin collar and three measly and miniscule islands of foam. The barrel is very nice, but the aroma of the beer is intense. Bourbon, tons of oak, and a nice hint of vanilla from the barrel. Sweet malts, licorice. Coffee and dark chocolate are afterthoughts compared to the barrel, booze, and sugars. Bourbon is immediately apparent. Deep dark chocolate flavors and a sweet fruit layer. Oak is really intense in the back. Lingering oaky finish is too strong and just pegs it back from perfect. It’s heavy, boozy, and overly oaked. Low carbonation. While this beer is good, the barrel hasn’t improved it. Intense oak creates an unpleasant aftertaste.
BuckeyeBoy (5264) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle thanks to darrel. Pours out black topped with a small tan head. Nose is great big bourbon barrel notes vanilla coffee chocolate roast malts. Taste is amazing more of the big bourbon barrel goodness vanilla coffee roast malts chocolate. Wow this is nice.
WillRunForBeer (2056) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle with silver wax. A brief celebration that reasonable heads prevailed at tonight’s town meeting. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. This is smooth with great depth of flavor. Dark chocolate, strong dark coffee, vanilla oak, bourbon. There’s a hint of overextracted coffee bitterness in the finish.
Fashawn (575) - ITALY - APR 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Little boozy , a lot of chocolate, Cherry oakiness, a lot of oAk at the nose, some bourbon notes. First Sip was brutal. Bourbon and chocolate meets forma very intriguing favor. With the warm there is a little sweet vanilla returns, but best part of this beer is alcool. Chocolate, dark chocolate, very very good one. oily feel, full body, smooth, extremely smooth.
biirusaikou (2305) - - APR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. One of those big big whales, very rich mouthfeel, dark chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, espresso, bourbon spice, fairly dry finish. Amazing stuff, decadent as some would say!
thepatrickman (599) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. This is one legit BA stout. It’s full of chocolate and cocoa flavor, like you’d expect, as well as some smooth, warming bourbon aromas, but it is extremely smooth and full-bodied, which really accentuates the other flavors. Rich, roasted, velvet smooth, and absolutely phenomenal -- one of the best beers out there.
jonno (2421) - JAPAN - APR 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whisky, Oily, Coffee mocha, burnt flavours, vanilla and custard, cocoa nibs, flinty, dryish alcohol finish. Pretty smooth for such a big sipper.
Ferris (10786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark cocoa and some roast. Deep jet black with a rich brown head. Sweet dark cocoa notes and nice light boozy heat. It’s pretty nice.
krumbum (886) - truckee, California, USA - FEB 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very whiskey roasted smells. Black non see through with tan head. Rich roasted wood fades to a big bourbon finish with out get to bitter in any direction.
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Muddled flavors. Some alcohol and lightly sweet. This is good but see!s a little messy. OK.heavily roasted. Dry finish.
thomashall (618) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Dark black pour. Oakey wood and bourbon aroma. Taste is amazing, very smooth. Really good.