Mark_Eck (711) - - AUG 2, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, coffee, oak, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a wonderfully long and lingering aftertaste.
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, aroma and taste of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, bourbon.
bastarda (82) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared@2nd D/F/CH TriStateTasting, courtesy of bartlebier, thank you! aromas of oak barrels, dried plums, chocolate; taste with components of melted dark chocolate, raisins, bourbon, with a distinct finish of coffee and malt-coffee notes. Alcohol very well hidden. Wonderful!
jaghana (4017) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Bottle 33cl @2ndTSRB, a dark beer with low head. Nose is on dark chocolate, oxidised, fig and prune, very nice. Aroma is very nice on dark chocolate, fig, sweet candied prune, round caramel, vinous, oak, vanilla, tannic, creamy, very complex, licorice. Exceptional brew, delicious, very long aftertaste on dark chocolate and fig notes, the kind of beer I like most.
Luk_ (191) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2013 vintage. Pours a dark black with receding dark brown head. Aroma is intense bourbon characteristics such as vanilla, wood and coconut. Some dark chocolate and tobacco, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is huge: dark chocolate, ashy, tobacco. Very rich and mouthcoating. Reconforting alcohol burn.Truly, a classic.
eRock_2013 (238) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoying this brew in honor of my lovely girlfriend's birthday, this barrel aged stout is absolutely delicious, exceeding my already high expectations. This was a random gift from a friend of a friend, and am I thankful to have tried this! 2013 vintage bottle pours a ridiculous dark black color with some dark tan head, looks like liquid dark chocolate. Aroma likewise is of chocolate but also vanilla, red fruit, and of course bourbon whiskey. Taste is amazing, fresh dark chocolate, oak, roasted malt. Finishes with a sweet caramel/toffee, almost like I took a bite out of a chocolate bar. Also bourbon accents like I just took a shot of Jack Daniels too. Just awesome, the only subtraction is for the boozy/alcohol bite that I would rather not have, but it's not overpowering. Oh and the mouthfeel/texture is perfectly full-bodied, smooth, and rich. I'll never be a stout fan but this is among the greatest beers I've ever tasted! If I ever find it again I'll be sure to buy and keep in stock for special occasions! Great dessert beer too.
bigda83 (215) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Blue Monk. Wow, what an amzing beer. Poured a deep black and had a medium beige head. Aroma really hits you with with bourbon, oak, chocolate, alcohol, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose pretty well. Itís a sipper, but I found myself wanting to drink it faster because it was so good. This was my first bourbon county offering from GI and hopefully I will get to try more.
gendeftinwolf (1) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is simply amazing.I would walk 500 miles.... Climb the highest mountains... All for this one. But seriously, this isnít for beginners. It has a heavy flavor and drinks so smooth.
HonusWagner (1422) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet with flavors of bourbon, toffee, light cocoa. Kinda straightforward and not particularly my thing past having its flavors in the right places. Certainly a good beer without obvious flaws, but also not exciting for me.
Madsen1635 (280) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with no significant head. Wild beer. Aroma has coffee toffee and malt. Fresh taste with complexity.