ianhuntley73 (21) - - 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. Itís heavy, boozy, and overly oaked. Low carbonation. While this beer is good, the barrel hasnít improved it. Intense oak creates an unpleasant aftertaste.
GranvilleTim (1459) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour w/ a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, tasty. Beer clings to the side of the glass.
Mark_Eck (250) - - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours black. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste is fantastic. Bourbon taste is there, but isnít overpowering.
charule (813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with a DH employee. Thanks man! Poured black with very thin dark tan ring. Strong bourbon aroma with sweet vanilla choc booze. Very light carb med thick bod. Taste of regular plead easy to spot with roasty bourbon barrel sweetness.
Dodgrblu (563) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, aroma is bourbon barrel, dark, and bitter.
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malkyore (137) - - MAR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this after a Witches Hat Night Fury and a Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout. This is a great beer. Its sweet which is nice, thereís a little coffee and a touch of smoked malt. Normally when a brewer decides to make the kitchen sink beer; the beer with everything in it, the flavors mix together and get lost. This does not do that. Iíve had their 2 beer, the cream stout, and 4 the smoked stout, and they were both great.
As far as I can see this beer does a great job mixing the two beerís flavors together. I am a fan!
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap smooth with bourban overtones.
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kkleu357 (166) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 once sample on the brewery tour. Iíve had regular Plead the 5th, so I was excited to try this one. I was not let down. You can tell it is Plead the 5th, just barrel aged. You get all the great chocolate flavors and roasted tastes with a nice addition of boozy bourbon. I really enjoyed this one.
dogfish120love (880) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown essentially black with a mocha head. Heavy notes of vanilla oak and syrup. The body is thick and sticky.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
May I say that GT2 is da bomb for including this as an extra in my most recent trade... Didnít think I would ever get to try this top 50 gem. Pours a thick, dark, black. Beautiful tan head that fades into a ring. Aromas are awesome... Vanilla, oak, nuts, fudge. Wonderful bourbon forward flavors.. Vanilla, booze, dark chocolate. Lasting dark chocolate and bourbon on the palate. Fantastic stout. Thanks again GT2.
JBPortland (466) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours dark black brown with small thin head. Nose is roasty bitter chocolate, subtle fruity bourbon, plum, peanut butter. Taste is creamy bitter chocolate, roasty nuts, balanced bourbon, raisin. Finish is bitter fruity bourbon, vanilla, nutty licorice, and charred coffee beans. Great.