Blairgus (2196) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 oct 2013, bottle 02058. Aged in Breckinridge bourbon barrels. Black. Nose is faintly sour, like been too long in bourbon barrels. Med full body, slightly fizzy. Serious dark chocolate stout, big alcohol. Awesome
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alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a dark cola brown color with a thin beige ring. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, cocoa, smooth vanilla, bourbon and a splash of coffee. The finish of this was strange and I would have to say it was like green peppers which took away from the beer.
dalekliz (809) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a deep black with small tan head. Aroma of wood, booze, maple syrup, malt, and coffee. Taste is smoky, with bourbon, malt, wood, molasses. Lingering big smoky wood. Very nice.
Errl (1111) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to the homie Wchesser..2012..Pour is dark black with a dark tan head..Nose is tobacco, dry chocolate, spice, vanilla, nice bourbon...Taste is dry, spice, powder chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon..
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by brew3crew, Winter 2012 vintage. Very dark brown, near pitch black color. Good thin brown head. Couple dots and ropes of lace. Nice big roast, dark chocolate, and coffee. Light dark fruit, I like that a lot. Bigger body. Nice chewy texture. Dry finish. Bigger bitter taste. Awesome big imperial stout. Complex, roasty, light spicy finish. Hint of tannins. Light warmth in the finish. A bit more oaky fruity tannin than bourbon barrel flavors, light bit of tartness, but I like it.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by brew3crew- thanks again! Winter 2012 vintage. Pours a deep brown, not opaque, with amber highlights on the edges and a tiny beige ring for a head. Aroma of brownie, dark chocolate, earth, coffee, bourbon, and faint anise. Flavor of fudge, dark chocolate, earth, brown sugar, a hint of vanilla, and some bourbon throughout. Medium-bodied, with a rich, warm palate and low carbonation. Not as complex or carbonated as it could be, but solid nonetheless.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at b3shine’s. Pours a thick black with a beige head. Aroma has wet wood, bourbon, and vanilla. Tastes pretty much just like the aroma with the bourbon not coming off as strong.
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and dank looking. Sweet chocolate nose with some licorice and burnt barley notes.
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Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A viscous barrel aged stout marred by some off-flavors of green peppers/pickle.
How: Bottle 750ml, shared at the post Tap-NY 2013 tasting.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is medium bourbonny, some annoying pickles (or green peppers), vanilla, alcohol fumes. Body is thick, carbonation is crushed by the size of the beer, mouthfeel very viscous. Taste is again only moderately bourbonny, a lot of vanilla, soy sauce, a sip of black coffee, green peppers. This could have been yet another acceptable sticky barrel aged stout, but the green peppers/pickles in this one bring down my score. I didn’t enjoy this at all. After seeing all the good ratings on this boring beer I am now starting to think that maybe this whole internet thing was a pretty bad idea.
ajnepple (1086) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Mayor. Black and thick with a light brown head. Aroma and flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and light coffee. Pretty full body, creamy and smooth.