zoucrew102 (467) - - APR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Nice toasted malt aroma with rich bourbon and oak notes and a hint of vanilla. Pours inky black with a thin light brown head and some lacing. Excellent stout. Toasted malt with great bourbon flavors and a slick, smooth mouthfeel. Finishes equally smooth with excellent vanilla and oak notes with just a hint of booze. Wonderful.
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Mollasses, licorice and bourbon. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bourbon, chocolate, dark fruit and sugars. Although a bit strong, it is complex and I like it.
RABinCO (1144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
2013 bottle. Deep brown pour, no head. Aroma is all bourbon with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Taste is thin, crispy, vanilla. Very reminiscent of a Vanilla Coke. Not great.
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Dark chocolate pour. Healthy chocolate-bourbon blend in the flavor. Thin and crisp body. Solid but a bit simplistic.
rjat (19) - Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2014 Very reminiscent of black note. Some date or raisin hints that pervade Aroma and even the taste. Bourbon is under appreciated here.
ben4321 (3765) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 4/13/14, 2013 Release
Aroma: Aroma of burnt malts, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, oak, and brown sugar
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a thin head and light, spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is sweet for the style, with a dry, burnt malt flavor, and a sweet bourbony finish
Palate: It has a medium-full body, a thick, sticky mouthfeel, and a soft mouthfeel
Overly sweet for my taste. The bourbon plays nicely enough with the burnt and sweet malt flavors, but it could have used a little balance. It hides the 9.6% nicely.
charleslueg (1) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lots of flavor with a strong bourbon sent and a slight taste. Hints of cocoa. The bourbon does seem to linger a little to long on the palit.
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t think this beer is really "Black Gold", but ratebeer assures me this is the same thing even though it has a different label. 2014 bottle. Pours jet black with a small tan head. Milky chocolate on the nose, a nice nutty note there, light coffee, caramel and a hint of bourbon.Taste is kind of light and watery unfortunately, milky chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasty coffee, some light oak and bourbon, and a wierd nutty taste. A little disappointed here, this is like barrel aged stout lite.
Nuffield (3658) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Side by side with the Top Sail Imperial Porter (Bourbon). This is the better of the two--the bourbon is softer and the alcohol finishes it nicely. It is hotter than maybe it should be, but it propels this beer in a good way, too. Bottle.
Davhgbrew (927) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at wob. Initial sip is smooth, milk chocolate, and heavy roasted malt. Vanilla is big in middle and it blends into caramel in the finish. Very well masked abv, but def has a warming effect. Not overpowering with bourbon barrel.