pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Roscoe’s, aged in Maker’s barrels. Love this stout even more with the added kick of barrel aging.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red Wax Dipped 2015 Vintage Bomber (9.9% ABV). Dark brownish black appearance with a healthy layer of mocha foam. Aroma is a mix of charred malt, burnt toffee, dark chocolate and toasted oak. Taste blends molasses, roasted malt and espresso with a bit of bourbon, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla bean. Moutfeel is thick and creamy with low carbonation and more char and bourbon in the finish. Overall, a nice enhancement over the base beer.
Beerman6686 (5340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma was of light char, smoke, dark fruits and mild barrel. Flavor similar, lacking barrel, but a really nice Smokey chewy tobacco flavor.
neepsntatties (1375) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Colour...murky and basically black, with a thick tan head. Nose...oaky, boozy and teeming with dark chocolate, Tootsie Roll and notes of cold coffee. Palate...a bit thinner than I expected but the flavour profile has quite a range. The front of the palate is quite tight and hot with booze and oaky tannins. Midway through, the chocolate comes on and has quite a malty note as well. The back palate and finish are dry, tightly wound, and earthy with hints of cocoa powder and youthful Bourbon. This is one hot stout and, much like a dark red wine, it will need time in the cellar to show its true self.
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
bought at Belmont Station .. shared with my new neighbor Jason .. black.. very mild foam . bourbon, tar, ink, charred wood, and light bourbon wood mouth is quite light .. char and light slats of whiskey after taste .. nothing intense or deep, but solid enough- did the job .. . . that tiny dog ate your hamburger..
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 288, 9.9% abv. Pours very dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma is richly of bourbon and sweet malts. Taste is sweet and smooth, notes of wood, whiskey and malts. A very nice BB imperial. Thumbs up!
poisoneddwarf (1953) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red wax-dipped bomber. Aroma is strong in bourbon; also, dark fruit, raisins, wood, brown sugar, vanilla. Pours opaque black with a thick tan head with great retention; laces a little. Taste is woody, a little tart, alcoholic, licorice, dark fruit. Body is a little thinner than expected. A little too woody and boozy for my tastes. Still, not bad.
WABeerFiend (324) - - APR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.9% ABV this year. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 04.24.15.
A: Cocoa, chalk, dark berry, and slight bourbon.
A: 2 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black body with no red in the glass.
T: Cocoa, milk, and milk chocolate dominate. Very light vanilla on the back end, dark berry, a slight barrel woodiness, and raisin are subtle.
P: Creamy smooth. Thin mouthfeel, but fluffy.
O: This is a very subtle BBA stout with soft notes. They drift up instead of being in your face. The beer grew on me as the bourbon flavor became stronger. I probably wouldn’t buy it again at the price ($15), though.
douglas88 (7249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mongers. Pours a ruddy black color with a small beige head. A big sweet nose, vanilla and oak. Huge sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, burnt toffee, dark fruit, berries, chocolate. Hot bourbon. Light astringent oak and heavy whiskey. Damn good. This is aged in Willett barrels according to the bottle. Awesome beer.
SureFaust (10) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Came to me straight from the Taproom in Astoria. Deep dark body with a nice two finger tan head, notes of light wood, and coffee come to the nose. The body is perfect, not too heavy not too thin. Taste is of sweet vanilla and toffee notes. The light bourbon barrel taste lingers in the end drawing you back for more.
The notes from the bottle were more appealing to me than the tap.
monk191 (1295) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An awesome bourbon barrel stout. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, cinnamon and some licorice. Taste is creamy, with some vanilla and cocoa. The bourbon comes in at the finish. The stout and bourbon are a bit separate, not integrated like some other examples. Paired with a lamb burger, the beer is smoothed out, with a bit more bourbon coming out.