artemb (348) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: almost black, opaque and clear.
Aroma: vanilla, molasses, coffee with rum,
Taste; sweet with prominent matured alcohol notes.
Flavour: vanilla, wood, charcoal, prunes, pleasant mature alcohol.
Very good and complex.
sunstoneale (28) - MOLDOVA - JAN 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with virtually no head. Rich and complex aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak barrel, coffee, roasted malts and some smoke. Very thick yet drinkable. Complex taste of chocolate, bourbon, coffee, liquor-like alcohol and malt that has a bitter-sweet finish. Really great multi-layered imperial stout.
Passthebeer (30) - Manassas, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma of bourbon ad chocolate hit you first. It appears almost black with very little head retention, most likely due to the high alcohol. Btw this stuff stains the carpet. Taste/flavor, raisin coffee, chocolate, caramelized sugar note smash your faces and then a slight alcohol heat that is really unwanted. Again the alcohol burn ruins the palate. Understood this alcohol burn should be expected due to the high abv. But still a mellowing of this beer "aging" should be done. I Bet After 2 OR 3 Years. This will be amazing.
David_Deas (15) - - JAN 16, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
After Goose Island pioneered the bourbon barrel aged stout every brewery in the country decided they needed to offer a rendition, similar to the way every brewery now has to offer an IPA in their product lineup. However, none of these offerings duplicate what Goose Island has done. The smoothness and depth of flavor are simply unmatched, which is why all bourbon barrel aged stouts are inevitably compared to the BCBS measuring stick.
Zapferstellen (5) - - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
As far as stouts go I found this bourbon barrel to be heavy and full of ranging flavor from first sip to final taste. I recommend slow drinking so you can savor the changes as it reaches room temperature. Further recommendations include surrounding yourself with family members, holiday spirit, a full belly, and some stop animation Christmas classics.
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jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth bourbon flavor which is up front. Nice sweet boozy aroma that accompanies the bourbon smell.
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 edition. Bottle bought online from Blackwell's. Pours jet black with small tan head. Great aroma of bourbon. Bourbon taste is upfront and well integrated with stout. Balance is excellent.
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Syndicate (180) - Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 edition. Pours out oily black with a sandy head that disappears quickly and leaves A light ring around the glass. I get some okay lacing as I swirl the glass to stir up some more head. Aromas of dark chocolate, leather, with boozy barrel notes. Silky mouthfeel, with tons of thick chocolate, bourbon, oak, tons of residual sweetness. Really great non adjunct stout.
MyPorterHouse (12) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2014 release - Smooth, low carbonation, bitter chocolate and coffee, syrupy, vanilla, slight bourbon burn in finish, very dark, oak/bourbon aroma. Pairs well with bbq pork and heavy meats, pairs poorly with pork and lighter meats
avantdagare (170) - MalmŲ, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage. 1 finger brown head, black body. Nose: Bourbon and coconut . Aroma: Caramel, brown sugar, bourbon, dark chocolate, coconut, fudge, licorice and the slightest hint of soy-sauce. Smooth, velvet mouthfeel. Long ending with some bitterness and some sweetness. A masterpiece!