koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer, thanks! The pour is a darker brown bordering black with a frothy lighter khaki head and a decent amount of soapy, spotty lace. The aroma is lacking. There is a little bourbon up front moving through vanilla and into licorice and roasted malt. Quick transitions. The flavor is a little better but still makes me realize how thin it is. Light vanilla and then dominating licorice and roasty malt. There is a little barrel character on the far end, but I'm pretty disappointed. The mouth feel is thin and light. There is a minimal carbonation and it falls off quickly. The aftertaste is a little sweet. Some light chocolate notes but that is about it. Rather disappointing.
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SteveOrz85 (200) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased from local carry out specialty shop. 12 oz bottle into tulip. Black with dark frothy tan head which dissipates quickly. Sweet bourbon aroma with notes of vanilla and toffee. Taste is lightly sweet with light notes of cocoa, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Well balanced, nothing overpowering. Awesome palate, medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation with a long silky vanilla finish.
Although I have a few personal preferences in this style, this one is still high on my list. I will definitely pick it up again in the future. Overall great beer I would recommend to anyone interested in the style. Personally I am a fan of the style. Especially during January through March.
knickskicks (1094) - - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with tan head. Nose is bourbon and chocolate. Taste is big chocolate, bourbon, oak, a touch nutty, some astringency. Silky stick mouthfeel, somewhat thin for the style.
Mr_Abner (314) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours thick and black with a thin beige head. Strong bourbon aroma, oak, coffee; alcohol becomes apparent as it warms. The strong bourbon taste overpowers everything else -- would like to taste more of the base stout. Full bodied, smooth, minimal carbonation, astringent finish.
Johnsense (1215) - - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick black pour, mocha head. Big bourbon and mocha in the aroma. Barrel forward taste, bourbon whisky, booze, mocha coffee and bitter. Thick full body.
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick pour. Lacy mocha.Bourbon Aroma. Thick lace. Smooth and drinkable. Boozy with hop beer.
Homer321 (3831) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, I think from budznsudz. nose is booze and chocolate. pour is pitch black with minimal head. Taste is only lightly boozy, slightly thin, but at the same time, very drinkable. seems a bit light overall, though, really. even the beer has light brown highlights. overall decent.
tgncc (3076) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the Fegleys Brewfest. The flavor is brown sugar, bourbon,chocolate. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, tan head. Nice, milky, creamy mouthfeel and flavor, nice. The finish is creamy, bourbon. Medium in body. Good overall.
pressboxjoe (385) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Uno’s Hamilton. Everything I like about a bourbon barrel stout except just ever so thin on the mouthfeel - and a little sour, a little boring. Put it into context though, a boring bourbon barrel stout is not really that boring, is it.
Travlr (19872) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pretty much completely black, brown head with good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of vanilla, dates, raisins, figs. Taste has roasted dark fruit, stewed plums, dark chocolate, vanilla. Delicious.