NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Tap @ brewery. Very dark brown appearance with a creamy brown head. Oak, some whiskey with a creamy stout aroma. Creamy mouthfeel with an initially a bourbon flavor followed a dark malty Stout flavor. Finsh is smooth with some whiskey and dark malts.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub (as "Wild Turkey™ Barrel Conditioned Stout"). This brew pours black with a minimal beige head that is gone pretty quickly. Nil lacing as well. Whiskey aroma with notes of vanilla and malt. Medium body with a boozy character and flavors of chocolate malt, vanilla, and dark fruit. The finish is oaky bourbon with a lingering warming alcohol and malt aftertaste. Overall this one takes a minute to adjust to after several less flavorful beers, but is still a relatively straightforward beer. Decent all in all.
patrick767 (3402) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Denver ChopHouse - Pours near black and smells mainly of bourbon. The oak bourbon flavor is huget in the flavor too and while tasty if one likes bourbon, it buries everything else. The body is also on the light side for a stout. So overall liking bourbon means you’ll probably like this beer, but others have done more with barrel aging.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at the ChopHouse & Brewery, Denver 13/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Dark red coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and bitter lasting whisky finish.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery. Just because you take a stout and stick it in a bourbon barrel, it is not instantly great. This just seemed like they tried too hard to me. The bourbon notes were strong up front and drowned everything else out. No subtle notes, more like a kick in the teeth. Nice but nothing special.
Headbanger (3001) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft Denver ChopHouse under the name Wild Turkey Bourbon Conditioned Stout-11/4/08-pours a dark black with no head. Aroma of bourbon and more bourbon. Taste has some oak, vanilla, sweetness, and roasted malt. This full bodied stout was not bad. A little flat but well balanced with the bourbon coming through on the back end.
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Denver ChopHouse, under the name of Wild Turkey Barrel Conditinned Stout. Dark brown color, with no head, malty, faint roasty malt, fruity, vanilla woody bourbon, whiskeyish nose, with some smooth oatmeal cereal, chocolatey, cocoa accents, in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet, toasty, roasty malt, fruity, warmth vanilla, woody, oaky, whiskeyish character, with some hints of chocolate cup, raisiny, filled with an alcholic liqueur, leading towards a warming, bourbonish barrel, vanilla, faint chocolatey finish.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured pitch black with a nice tan head that didn’t hang around too long. Stong hits of alcohol and the wild turkey right from the start. Bourbon flavor is firm but not overwhelming. I’d love to know what the abv is on this one. My guess is 8%+. Oaky and malty it has a full and hard finish that went great with the burger I had for dinner. Worth a try for sure if you’re in LoDo.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smokey aromas, oaky, some bourbon. It pours very dark brown. The flavor is slightly smokey, oak tanins, sweet, whiskey.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, diminishing, fair lacing.
Aroma is average malt (molasses, caramel, roasted), light hops (grass), average yeast
(leather) with notes of smoke and bourbon. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation
and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Very
similar to the non-Bourbon stout.