CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle barrel # 13 out of 20: Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel, boozy bourbon and vanilla nose with a touch of dark chocolate. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark caramel and chocolate malts with some brown sugar and good bourbon oak complexity before a sweet, slightly warming finish. A tad cloying, but still has good complexity.
argo0 (10422) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, Barrel 1 of 3/31/12 Batch, 11.5% ABV. Small tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, some vinous, light cocoa. Taste is sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, alcohol, some rum, caramel, light wood. Sticky full body, low carbonation, light burn. Kind of a sweet mess.
abcfan (591) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done! Pours black with a tan head. Huge vanilla, oak, bourbon aroma. Medium bodied with lively carbonation in mouth. Finishes sweet, sticky coffee and molasses.
bigguns22 (425) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barrel 15 of 20 date out of barrel 9/19/11. Dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is rich and full of bourbon. Sweet,chocolate,coffee and wood are the most noted flavors. A great dessert beer if you like bourbon.
PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler split with some friends, from al’s, pours black with creamy beige head, light lacing. Aromas and taste of roasty barrel, bourbon, chocolate, char and molasses. Sticky palate, with a full body. Nice russian imperial stout.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Black, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Huge bourbon nose, sweet roasted malt, vanilla.   Smooth on the tongue, well balanced, lots of vanilla, bourbon, candied marshmallow.   Very well balanced, warming, roasty yet sweet.   Lots of chocolate like notes, graham crakcer too.   This one is very smooth, flavorful, yet mellow.   Great balance, feels like its aged a bit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, yet a bit silky.   Lots of chocolate, bourbon, and graham cracker on the finish.   The vanilla and marshmallow have disipated.   Like this a lot more than I thought I would.   Seems under-rated.
DalzAle (1756) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by BVery! Dark black pour, meld of boozy chocolate, sweet brown sugar and good bourbon notes all the way through. Really nice, I’d probably trade for this.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by BVery, thanks man! Pours a dark black with small head. Aroma is oaky bourbon and roasted malts. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla and molasses.
portableparty (1617) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle shared by BVery. Pours oily black brown with a wispy tan head. Aroma has soft marsh mellow vanilla and nuts. Taste is malty marsh mellow and mellow nuttiness with subtle nuts and vanilla with roasted malt and subtle bitterness. Palate is full and chalky with a dry finish.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Very dark pour with reddish highlights. Smaller head. Bourbon and wood aroma. Taste is spicy bourbon and molasses. Really nice! Thanks budznsudz for the trade!
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Barrel 12 of 15. Thanks Kerry. Aroma of massive vanilla and coconut. Pours jet black thick, with thin tan head. Taste is tons of vanilla and oak lingering chocolate and booze. Man this is fantastic.