Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is toasty coconut, wood and bourbon, rich dark chocolates, a good amount of roasts, some vanilla, and touches of dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Toasty coconut and rich dark chocolates with a good amount of bourbon and wood. Vanilla gives this a light creaminess in the middle before a good amount of roasts and a hint of plummy dark fruits come in. Finishes dry and woody with lots of bourbon and roasts, but a nice deep chocolate backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-full body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty damn good Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. Lots of bourbon and wood, but plenty of roasts and chocolate to balance. Very enjoyable.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Dark brown pour, chocolate brown head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, cocoa powder, charred wood, ash, roast, plums. Flavor of vanilla, bourbon, wood, asphalt, chocolate. Creaminess from the oats. Good stuff.
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasted coconut aroma. Deep brown in color with tan head. Moderate bodied with heavy toasted coconut...finish is very bourbony-boozey...maybe a bit too much bourbon, but I still think its great.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Big Wood, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, roasted malts and chalk. Flavour is quite liqueur-like and boozy, with bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. Complex and boozy. Very nice.