TXBadger (1924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle shared, thanks to Experimental_Ale. Pours a very dark brown almost black like oil with the same type of viscosity and khaki colored head. Bourbon, oats, oak, vanilla, and some light spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with bourbon warmth and roasted malts.
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle 2014 vintage pours oily dark black brown with smallish dark head. Nose is rich dark chocolate, bourbon dark fruit, toast spice, vanilla, glazed donut, almond, praline. Taste is silky creamy mouthfeel, rich balanced vanilla chocolate sweetness, coconut, bourbon spice. Finishes creamy and moderately sweet with lingering vanilla, cream, dark chocolate, cake, bourbon. It is crazy how much the barrel treatment took the base beer to a whole new level. Very impressed.
blipp (6974) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Bourbon sweetness, mild roasted malts, and some raisin and prune-like dark fruity notes. Good stuff.
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, thick black, big roast and well balanced bourbon, dry and roast with light burn on the finish
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz pour on draft at Meridian Pint for the Founders/Fremont SAVOR event. Black with tan head. Aromas of whiskey, chocolate, oak. Tastes of chocolate, whiskey, caramel, roast, oak. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Nice.
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bourbon bomb - over barreled. Some roast and dark chocolate but lots of whiskey. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Sweet, boozy finish. Two at meridian pint thanks to gendv138.
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour at What the Funk 2014. Pours a black color with off white head. Boozy, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasty, cocoa, boozy aromas and flavors. Others were really digging this beer, but I thought it was a little too boozy for my taste.
tourette (223) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really exceptional barrel aged stout. Its so good. So good. Fucking drink it.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man. Huge beer. Well integrated flavours. Not too much bourbon but the vanilla/maple touch is well defined. Sweet, moderately roasted, full bodied. World class.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is boozy, fruity, nice. Taste is great, so smooth, little bit of coffee, vanilla. Very nice.