solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bourbon notes and some milk chocolate in first bite. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Finishes with some sweetness and booze. Tap at devils den.
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque ink-black with a small, thin dark tan head. Aromas of charred wood, coffee, and maybe a touch of caramel. Full body, with a mild thickness. Flavor of bourbon and vanilla up front, giving way to coffee. There is a woody note at the back, along with some bourbon and a touch of citrusy hop bitterness to lighten it a touch.
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to DJ, 4 for 4 today brah!! .. . pours a deep brown .. mild barrel, brown bread crust, mild alcohol, and nuts .. . placid mouth, and a long simple finish .. . nice but unspectacular .. . . my plumbing is all screwed up… because it turns out, I do not own a garbage disposal.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is a strong roast, oak, booze, smoke, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, with nice sweet finish. Good
LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s hard to do a bourbon barrel aged stout poorly. Aroma was perfect. Strong vanilla, oak and bourbon. Pour was a deep dark brown with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was just a tad thin, but still fantastic. Vanilla, milk chocolate and bourbon. Sweet and delectable. Tastes like a good desert. Very mild carbonation.
thornecb (5019) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Hot chocolate, vanilla and oak aromas. Dry with sour chocolate, hot pit fruit and molasses. Lasting oak and bourbon burn.
chinchill (3355) - South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 Has a very rich flavor with good use of BBL aging.
Slightly smokey but no burnt qualities.
Given no expectations, a pleasant surprise.
(revisited with 12 oz bottle in Nov. 2015).
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, dates, figs, roast and chocolate malt with prunes and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, bourbon, oak, vanilla, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
DrinkinWell (389) - - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour start brown with decent head and caramel colored place in. Distinct notes of alcohol on the head, as well as chocolate. The bourbon barrels impart strong notes of alcohol, bourbon, and vanilla, transforming Insidious into a great barrel-aged stout.
drfabulous (5232) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Greg. Dark pour. Tan head. Bourbon and some vanilla. Light for the high abv. Thin body. But overall, pretty good if not an intense barrel aged.