want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour in December. Lots of tobacco and smoke with sweet chocolate flavors. A near perfect bear!
drdisque (655) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste from a bomber in Binny’s Lincoln Park tasting room. Flavor is rich and bourbonny. A little on the sweet side and also a little astringent on the finish. Slightly fruity. Good, but in a world with an ever increasing number of great bourbon barrel aged stouts, I don’t see this one as really standing out.
Beerhunter111 (10805) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarze Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, viel Schokolade, bourbon, Kakao, Vanille, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack kräftig nach Vanille, Kakao, Kaffee, bourbon, alkoholisch, vollmundig, lecker.
Alengrin (3360) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Famous barrel aged RIS with pretty thick, creamy, dense, yellowish beige head and very dark chestnut brown colour, yellowish on the edges, hazy. Very strong, overpowering and multi-layered aroma of chocolate sauce, espresso beans, cured meat, strong bourbon, dry oak, vanilla-like tannins, cinnamon, pipe tobacco, pepper, banana liqueur, amaretto, iron, raisins, bayleaf, home made caramel, accents of shoe polish, barbecue sausages, cocoa, flowers, rosewater. Taste starts with a condensed candied sweetness of raisins soaked in rhum and candied cherries, drying in instants but supported by a rich, deep, oily, multi-layered maltiness, chocolatey, deeply caramelly, evolving into roasted coffee bitterness, but not too ’charred’ and countered by a very dry woodiness with softish vanilla tannin flavours, with a lot of warming bourbon alcohol. Very complex, with a very stilish packing. Truly epic, big cheers to Jan for sharing this precious bottle!
jacobrm (39) - - JUL 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! So smooth and balanced. I can't even describe the mouthfeel.
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ctipping (271) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle consumed in 2012. Black body with a small khaki head. Poor retention. Sticky looking as it swirls in the glass. Looks like it could be a sugar bomb.
Big barrel aroma. Not all bourbon, though. Along with the bourbon is a fair dose of vanilla and some heavy roasted malt from the stout. Some of the stout comes through, but it’s mostly barrel. Taste is vanilla and bourbon up front followed seamlessly by chocolate and coffee roasted malts. Hefty bitterness, but not excessive. Adds complexity and a nice bite. Really spectacular flavor.
Thick, but not too sweet. Low carbonation without being sluggish to drink. A wonderful stout.
biggsbowler (544) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Pours dark black. Nose is oak, bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is fudgy, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Rich and decadent. Just great!
chefgoot (1) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best Bourbon barrel aged stout's I've eve tried. Not too coffee heavy, a hint of chocolate, vanilla and the bourbon notes are very well balanced.
Chalumeaux (432) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from tap nearly black with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate licorice bourbon and oak. Taste is smooth and follows aroma and is quite boozy. Could use some cellaring.
Berard (464) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Pours black with creme colored head that lingers. Mild licorice aroma over light carbonation. Viscous mouthfeel. Boozy, caramel and chocolate.
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WillRunForBeer (1484) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Grill Next Door. Pours nearly black with a scant beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, bourbon, oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, lots of oak and bourbon. This is very good, but would benefit from some cellaring.