KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2005 Tap at brewery. Whew! This one smells and tastes as advertised-- bourbon, oak, and hints of smoke. Fantastic beer; one of the best I’ve had.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Served on cask @ the brewery. Dark brown color with a small cask head of light tan. No aroma, maybe a little malt and a little oak, but nothing really....and my nose was smelling just fine. Flavor is initially sour and acidic on the palate and keeps its destruction until the end of the mid-palate. On the finish, is a very light lingering vanilla element, but overall this showed absolutely no malt complexity, no wood influence and no aroma. Clearly a very bad batch.
Ratman197 (12680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish-black in color with a long lasting brown head. Aroma is mostly bourbon with some roasted malt. It has acreamy mouthfeel. Like the nose the flavor is mostly bourbon with a little roastiness.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at the swanky restaurant in denver. decent bourbon vanilla aroma, getting towards black, quite sweet with hints of licorice allsorts and treacle. not a lot of guts though
3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Rock Dottom Denver, downtown. Cask version. Dark brown body with a large light tan head speckled with large bubbles. Light bourbon nose, some cream and a little too hot up the nose, burning a little bit. First drink is smooth, but then it gets hot with way too much bourbon. Very smooth otherwise, with some sweet toffee flavors.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. Black in color with a thick tan head.Malty,sweet, with a touch of bourbon in every sip.
crdic (105) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this off the tap last night at the Chophouse in Boulder, Colorado. It was quite nice; black as night, with a soft, smooth, but not very large tan head. It is not as intensely flavored as many stouts, but it isn't bland either. I'm sure I will drink it again.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, Wild Turkey barrel, cask conditioned: This is the best whiskey barrel stout that I've ever had. Brown/black color with a nice head. Light malts and whiskey in the aroma. Full bodied, light bourbon taste at the end that is sweet and well balanced. This tastes like beer with bourbon flavoring, not like a shot was added to the beer like some examples of this style that I've had. Deep rich ending. Well done.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Body is dark brown.
moderately malty (caramel),
with notes of smoke, whiskey, maple syrup, and alcohol.
moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.