monk191 (1049) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit better then their Robustito Porter. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of bourbon and caramel. No vanilla like the Robustito. Taste is better balanced. Lots of caramel to accentuate the bourbon.
Dodgrblu (626) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Extreme Pizza during Sacramento Beer Week, surprisingly sour, stout gets dominated a bit.
JohnnyJ (4486) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchill’s. Black pour, with a small tan head. Milk chocolate, moderate roasted malt, bourbon barrel character, vanilla, and notes of raisin. Unfortunately, tasting next to Finest Hour, makes this beer feel thin amd watery.
GT2 (8690) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Keg ][ Churchill’s Renaissance ][ 5oz ][ Mini Flute ][ $4? ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Red highlights on an inky black pour. Nose is milk chocolate, tannic Cab grapes, richer barrel, praline. Taste is powerful bitter chocolate, praline, milk balls, spicy alcohol, salt. Palate is silky, not too sticky.
Errl (1695) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is coffee, r9ast, bourbon..soft..Taste is nice dry, roast, light bourbon, chocolate..Nice easy drinking ..
Cory (340) - , California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. This beer was delicous. Sweet roasted coffee and light raspberry aromas, smooth, not too long of a finish. It just was a little flat but that is often the case with these barrel aged beers. So good!
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts.
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap a O’Brien’s, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of light bourbon, vanilla, and light roast. Flavour brings out loads of vanilla, bourbon and light oats. Quite well-balanced, and vanilla-dominated. Great stuff.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Drakes, labeled 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Drakonic. Dark hazy brown with a fine, dense tan head. Big aroma of oak and bourbon with plenty of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Flavor is rich dark chocolate malt, oak, boozy bourbon and vanilla and light roasty malt and a mild sweetness. Full body with a soft mouth feel. Really nice BA stout, the barrel aging complements the base beer wonderfully.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black pour with a tan head. Nose is roast, graham cracker, and sugar cookie. Some booze, vanilla, and chocolate as well. Nice sweetness. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, and chocolate. Graham cracker, light coffee, and a touch of booze.