Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, labelled as ’bourbon barrel’ Insidious, thanks to James (Jtclockwork) for the trade, 30/05/13.
Pours mid black with a big tan head that soon dissipates to a pond atop the glass with edgeing for company.
Nose is roast malt laced with bourbon, dark toffee, light roast, molasses, touch of bitter chocolate.
Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, oak, sugars, chocolate, bourbon notes but well tempered in this respect, dark fruits, molasses.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sugars and light booze in the finish.
An eminently drinkable BA impy. Smooth drinking and the alcohol is well integrated.
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours black with an overabundance of brown head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, caramel, bourbon barrel, wood, coffee and vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet in the finish with a mild alcohol trail.
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 c&c from michael-pollack who has my eternal gratitude. De-corked with a loud pop. Pours black with a 4+ finger creamy dark tan head. All kinds of aromas. Toffee, coffee, bourbon/vanilla, chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is all of the foregoing, but the chocolate is near dark baking chocolate, and the bourbon is playing against that. Amazing that the chocolate competes so well with the bourbon. Brilliant ale.
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, woody and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a rich smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted sweet chocolate cream flavor with a medium to heavy sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Standout brew.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, bourbon, coconut, wood, raisins, vanilla, pine, and caramel.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks dmac for sharing-pours a light brown head and black color. Aroma is bourbon/wood, dark malt, acidic hops bite. Taste is bourbon/wood, acidic hops with a sharp bite, dark malt, some dark fruit.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, 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.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and dark fruits. Tastes of bourbon, woodiness, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits.
Sammy (11177) - 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.