toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Also tried at the J&J tating. Thanks Jon for bringing this one. Pours an oily black with very little carbonation and really clings to the glass nicely. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, malt, chocolate, and some dark over ripe fruit. Tastes was warming inthe throat in a nice way. Flavors were roasty malt, bourbon, vanilla. Yery nice.
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awesome. And, the blend worked. The bourbon notes enhanced rather than masked the big, bold flavors of the Expedition Stout, namely, the roasted, charred malts, dusty raisins and prunes, and licorice.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins. Flavor is roadted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. Palate is super smooth, supple, sweet, creamy, very mildly carbonated, finishes on the sweet side.
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Charred bourbony oak aromas with toasty vanilla tones. Roasted burnt chocolate malts, mollasses, and raisin with a large lactose aroma on the finish. Black fruits of currant, black cherry, and hints of pepper. Somewhat sweet and very enticing. Again hard not to give a perfect score for taste. Just the slightest imperfection in the mid palate keeps this from coming to fruition.
dbeatdano (62) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from April 2014. Aroma is incredible. Bourbon, dark fruit, coffee, vanilla, toffee, and chocolate all come into play. I’d say the bourbon takes the fore front but it is overall very balanced. The taste is even better. Coffee and bourbon mingle with dark sweet fruits. Chocolate and vanilla also present, especially on the finish. Minimal booze just remind you it’s 11.4%. Palate is silky smooth, carbonation is a little more fizzy than soft, and the finish is long with a nice balance of bitter roast, sweet vanilla, and booze. This beer is fantastic. There is no other word to describe it.
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Clarkston Union - Bells shindig! Man this stuff was super sexy! Kinda like the girl next door sexy. Pours black with hardly a dark brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malts, chocolate, raisins. Flavor is roadted malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak. Palate is super smooth, supple, sweet, creamy, very mildly carbonated, finishes on the sweet side. This girl appeared like a lady but was a freak in the bed!!! Perfect blend of everything you’d ever want! The stuff dreams are made of!
Countbeer (4542) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Hannont: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Aromas of bourbon, soy, rice, some liquorice, cream, marzipan, some mocha, raisin, liquor and a hint of vanilla.
Flavours of roast, bourbon, whiskey, bitter, liquirice, malt roast, soy, light spice, some mocha, some chocolate, prunes and raisin...
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, chocolate, light bourbon, mocha, light honey, some chocolate and liquorice.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a creamy light oily texture.
Balanced but nit as deepnI would exoect this masterpiece to be. Nonetheless a good beer!
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled (in abundance) from a snifter at a Bell’s event held at the Clarkston Union. This beer is a blend of Double Cream Stout and Expedition Stout that is aged in bourbon barrels. Two of my favorite beers, blended, aged in bourbon. Did I read that right? Awesome. And, the blend worked. The bourbon notes enhanced rather than masked the big, bold flavors of the Expedition Stout, namely, the roasted, charred malts, dusty raisins and prunes, and licorice. The finish was soft and creamy with the lactic sweetness characteristic of the Double Cream Stout. The big flavors were mellowed by the incredibly soft, pillowy mouthfeel. A most successful marriage of two already outstanding beers. I hope I see this one again.
deaconmike (391) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this bottle back in the spring. Thought I’d hold onto it for a while..waited long enough. Poured this into a snifter - color is deep walnut with a fairly thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon (of course), cold coffee, chocolate and ripe fruit. Very sweet taste. The bourbon is flavorful without being overpowering; mellow. Body is full and really creamy; very nice.
thomashall (55) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle of 2012 shared by Bvery. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing beer. Pours dark brown almost black. Smells of bourbon and dark fruits...reminds me of a belgium quad. Nice bourbon taste with a sweet dry finish. Awesome beer. Want some more!
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz offering from the sacrificial AndyReynolds (2014 vintage) - nose is chocolate, vanilla, oak and molasses/brown sugar. Sip adds bourbon, coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Bitter of the dark chocolate variety. Numbs muh gums. Still sweet though. Mild to moderate booze factor. A sipper for sure. Well rounded.