dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500mL bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla notes, good amount of bitterness. I like this better than the non-BA version.
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douglas88 (7176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a dark ruddy and cloudy copper color with a medium beige head. A sweet woody caramel nose. A rich yeasty beer with vanilla, light bourbon, some heat, more heat than I’d like really, some toffee, medium fruity hops. Quite nice.
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
09 bottle from Shane
A: Deep caramel, thin creme colored head. Nice lacing.
N: Delicious nose. Caramel, bourbon, malt, pepper, oak.
T: Double bastard is still here with the addition of wood. Big malt base over a powerful hop presence. Pepper.
M: Alcohol is hidden. Very big and very sticky.
O: Well done if missing a bigger bourbon presence if not the barrel.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace. Thanks Steve. Pours a murky orange brown appearance with a khaki head. Fairly spicy, light whiskey, caramel, toasted malty aroma. Rich caramel very vanilla, woody, somewhat spicy flavor. Not bad but a bit boozy.
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Armin’s with friends. Pour is murky brown with a small cream-colored head and good lacing. Oaky, grapefruity, caramelly, toffee, bready, lightly oxidized, and roasty aroma. Taste is slightly oxidized cardboard, caramel, light smoke, roasty, grapefruit, and orange with a slightly bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent stuff.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Stephen! Dark reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, hints of earth, slight oak in there as well. Taste is a mix of oak, red fruit, dark chocolate, hints of earth, slight caramel, toffee, finishing sweet, slightly dry.
peteinSD (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 [Southern Charred] Tap @ Stone O’Side. Murky caramel brown pour with a quickly fading froth of light tan foam. Wow - huge chewy vanilla, coconut, and vanilla bourbon on the nose with dense, sweet malt underneath and slight pine/bitterness. Heaviest barrel influence yet I’ve had on a Stone beer. Taste is semi-hot bourbon with thick, chewy vanilla, dense raisin and toffee, spicy alcohol, and pine with complimentary hop bitterness. Coating mouthfeel. Bit of a beast but good - laying a bottle down for a year+ should bring good results. Nice work Stone.
Earlier Rating: 11/11/2012 Total Score: 4
Bottle. Murky brownish pour with a froth of tan foam that lingers down to a slick. Aroma is heavy whiskey with underlying caramel, toffee, and even some lingering hops. Taste is dominated by clean whiskey with vanilla notes, slight alcohol heat, and a realtively mellow and pleasant base beer consisting of toffee, sweet malt, and light bitterness. The whiskey plays well off the double bastard and the beer has clean mouthfeel. I like it.
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, pours orange low head, aroma is sweet whiskey, taste is very bourbon with a burn, tasty
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch one release. Pours a murky copper. Big burnt wood, and bourbon on the nose, and a hint of subtle chocolate. Big malt and a hint of smoke, and burnt oak on the palate. Quite good and will only improve with Age.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle with friends. It was just a bit off. Could taste a little bit of the barrel aging, but the hops really threw it off. Maybe we just had a bad bottle....
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