ChainGangGuy (4400) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #: 02442
Appearance: Splashes out a very dark brown, near black body in color, with a medium-sized, dark tan-hued head.
Smell: Chocolate-glazed roasted malts coated in meager hints of dark fruits, vanilla sugar, brown sugar, spent coffee grinds and barrel wood.
Taste: A heavy, lush chocolate and roast component in the fore with more than enough sweetness to back it up. Flush of alcohol warmth. Slight vinous dark fruitiness, a little drizzle of soy. Though not dominating the flavor, the barrel accents are evident. Subtle hop character and bitterness. The choco-roast sustains through the finish as it seems to pick up even more alcoholic heat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: For me, it falls short of great, but it’s certainly still a worthwhile, solid BA-RIS.
48FanInCali (739) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 Vintage - pitch black with mocha head. Roast bomb throughout which some bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee. Pretty unsweet. Barrel is pretty absent with the exception of some char notes. Many better options out there.
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Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Ashley’s with Taylor and Patrick. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is homebrew, musky, tree bark, squid ink. Taste is rough dirty tree bark, low quality bourbon, earthy bourbon.
Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. Black with a thin beige head. Aroma is very malty - chocolate, bourbon, roast, vanilla. Flavor has notes of caramel and molasses as well. Finish is burnt caramel and roast. Thin for the style.
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Smell is chocolate and lightly bourbon like. Taste is rich malt. Chocolate. Medium carbonation. Kind of middle of the road for bourbon barrel stouts.
SudsMcDuff (5928) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle .. . oily indeed, shimmering black .. light foam .. . oil, tar, and mild bourbon, well balanced .. . easy finish, solid beer .. . . do sad people know about french toast?
Concealer (827) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Jake’s. Clear dark, dark brown, a little red with a tan head that laces but does not last. Oily. Aromas of bourbon, dark fruit, raisins, plum, malt and molassess. Flavor is the same with some light grape notes. Full bodied lingering sweet malt and fruit.
Danyel (1048) - Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Smells vanilla, a tad bourbon, tobacco. Has a very dry taste, vanilla, touch of heat, licorice, figs, really interesting. Very good.
nuplastikk (4671) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by MadBeerBaron. 2012 vintage, with a little over a year on it. Brown-black body, Soapy head. Big bourbon chocolate aroma. Deep barrel tones. Pretty nice, some red fruit, coffee. Gets boozier as it warms. Pretty solid, but the booze and age steal a little of the malt tones, I’d guess.
Blairgus (2687) - 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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