HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I must be missing something or we just had a really tragic bottle because it smelled like cheap whiskey with some weird muddy character and didn’t taste any better. Would love to try it again because Firestone Walker is one of my favorites.
blklab2007 (2030) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 2014 picked up this week. Pour has a dark brown color with a thick coating of tan head that retained well. Aroma has chocolate, rich brown malts, mild barrels, bourbon, and some oats. Mouth feel is medium with good carbonation. Flavor brings it all together nicely, bourbon sweetness, barrel wood, rich malts, oats, and chocolate. Very good!
bp (815) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 2014 vintage, pours dark black with a thin tan head, very boozy aroma, taste is much more mellow - some chocolate, malty, light bourbon flavor, warming finish and fairly full bodied,
Scola729 (17) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had with a friend in DC, what a beer! Velvet is an understatement, incredible palate, delicious aromas and taste. Hopefully can have this again one day
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WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 11.21.14.
A: Vanilla, licorice, brandy, chocolate, and red grape.
A: 2 finger head that quickly recedes to a ring. Midnight black body with red at the bottom of the glass.
T: Vanilla and licorice dominate. Chocolate, woodiness, lingering coconut, and nuts are subtle.
P: Almost crisp. It’s thin and too bubbly for a BBA stout.
O: This is a good, complex and balanced BBA stout, but it’s too subtle for my taste. A higher ABV and fewer bubbles would have been nice too. It’s also not as smooth as other BBA oatmeal stouts.
jehoesefat (302) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong coconut with hints of bourbon. Pours thick brown/black with a thin creamy head. Awesome flavor! Coconut and caramel, tastes like those Samoa Girl Scout cookies, and is super creamy.
vtafro (3913) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, chicolate, crime brűlée, or sweet aromas. Bourbon and oak are light compared to sweet flavors.
UDBeernut (1901) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle pours black with light cream hued head, silky looking and leaves a nice lacing trail. Nose has mild bourbon, heavy booze presence. Taste is sweet, oats, light vanilla, bourbon. Body is super light, creamy, thinner than I like but I get it. Mild booze burn on finish.
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Craft. Nice bold notes of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, wood and coconut. It was smooth, full bodied. It warmed the body as it went down. The finish was roast and wood. I loved it.
tcon25 (52) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Toronado Seattle. Black pour, chocolate and oatmeal aroma, deep coffee taste with a little chocolate.
Sammy (9059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth excellent oatmeal stout black. Little aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Greatly drinkability.