harpsm (27) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, tastes more like bourbon flavored with stout! I exaggerate, but the bourbon is very forward, so much so that it overwhelms any subtleties the stout might have. Nice creamy mouthfeel, somewhat sweet, and definitely a beer for bourbon fans. Note: District Chophouse website says that they use Woodford Reserve barrels, not Old Grand-dad.
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at District ChopHouse in DC. Pitch black. Nose is definitely bourbon and wood. Sweetmalts, roasted malts, vanilla, faint molasses and choco-notes. Taste is lots of bourbon and wood with big roasted malts and fruit. Little vanilla coming through here as well as light chocolate. Body is smooth and creamy. Light alcohol warmth on this as well. Finishes with wood and bourbon notes, sweet malts, vanilla and roasty notes.
MadRobin (997) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 5 oz. sample at the District Chophouse & Brewer in downtown Washington, DC.
Hazy and opaque, bright mahogany with an off-white head and fair lacing.
Aroma of bourbon, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and oak.
Taste begins and ends intensely of whiskey. I've had some whiskeys that did not taste this strongly of whiskey. Other flavors include bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt and molasses.
Very full body but no carbonation.
An intense, solid stout, which, to my mind, would benefit from less whiskey and more carbonation.
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DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft->pint. Pours a deep brown with small tan head. Aroma is faint, has some chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon. Taste is watered down chocolate with notes of bourbon. Thin and watery, disappointing.
jrodooo5 (493) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown w/ a thick tan head - nearly perfect appearance. The aroma is of subtle chocolate w/ a touch of roastiness. The taste is rather disappointing after the look & smell. Essentially a guiness. The taste is very light for a stout - too light in my opinion. I could easily crush a handful of these but that’s just not my thing. Ok.
mcdoug (31) - Middle River, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Really, really, really did not like this one when I had the ask version at the Chophous and Brewery. To say that it has "overtones" of bourbon is a drastic understatement! All the goodness that usually comes with a stout was vastly overpowered and lost as a result of the overpowering bourbon taste. Being a good beer drinker I finished it, but just barely. Had I wanted a bourbon, I’d have ordered one!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at the source. Murky dark brown color, completely flat. Aroma of bourbon! that overpowers the beer. Taste is dilute bourbon. Lacks body. Maybe this one had been on for too long, so I should re-try it. Disappointing.
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Good vanilla aroma, a bit of cigarbox. Black colour. Small light brown head. The flavour has a lot of port and vanilla. Sweet whiskey note. Very thin mouthfeel.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with kristen at the brewpub while traveling back from Monica and Jesse’s wedding. Clear dark brown pour with chestnut highlights and fair tan head. Fantastic roasty chocolate aroma perfectly accented vanilla from the bourbon barrels. Flavor is not quite as good, but has a smooth bourbon backbone throughout. A little woody tannen and almost Astringency dries out the mouth. Good warming sensations. Nicely done brew
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon vanilla aroma. Smooth roasted malty chocolate and bourbon flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate bourbon and vanilla finish.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stouts are good, but I prefer Imperials.
Black pour with beige head. Aromas of roast, chocolate and coffee.
Taste matched aroma , but with the addition of bourbon. A warm alcohol finish. It was a little thin, but good.