fraternie (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 on Draft: Intense aromas of bourbon, chocolate and black fruits. Incredibly smooth on the palate, with initially sweet black fruit flavors of plum, fig and licorice, giving way to a blast of dark chocolate, bitter black coffee, bourbon, vanilla bean and molasses. Layers for days. Finish lingers long with hoppy spice and dark coffee, picking up the intensity as it opens. Bourbon barrel flavor is there too in the end but it is understated and in balance with the other elements, with the high abv covered well.
LiMuBai (203) - - JAN 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great color. Rich chocolaty head. Bursting with fruity alcohol aroma. Damn, what a kick of alcohol in the taste.
csaso (1572) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2014 - not much head, pitch black color, definite bourbon and roast malt aroma and flavor, fair amount of woody vanilla flavor too, maybe a very very mild whiff of alcohol at the very end but not nearly as much as you would expect from a 14+%, pretty smooth finish, very good overall
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RobGerman (2) - - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am drinking the 2013 right now, and let me say....WOW! The complex flavors of an imperial stout blends well with the bourbon barrel. This is truly a treat.
Pliny_SR (35) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on 1/9/15. Pours black in color with less than a finger of head. Good lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, and chocolate, and vanilla. Good mouth feel. The taste is roasted malt and bourbon with some chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Very nice bourbon barrel stout.
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a bottle purchased in Chicago. This is an exceptional strong, sweet stout. The bourbon influence come through very powerfully, the charred flavours giving a rich espresso coffee and dark chocolate complexity. In addition there are sweet flavours - caramel, vanilla, coconut and dark fruits. There is also a pleasing amount of bitterness and much warmth from the high alcohol content. The whole comes together exceptionally well, to create a rich, complex and unique beer. One of the best that I have sampled.
Voodoo (407) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like syrup a dark, opaque brown with no head......aroma is coffee grounds, booze......taste is -whoa- raisins, dates, dark chocolate with a thick mouthfeel and booze permeating through it all. One is definitely the limit on this beast.
RedSox2004 (1392) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Daily Pint. Deep dark black, with a small head little lace. Strong bourbon aroma up front, with support from rich caramel malt, vanilla, oak and a hint of smoke. Taste is similar, with big bourbon flavors bursting through a base of caramel sweetness with hints of vanilla, oak and dark fruits. Full body, minimal carbonation, silky mouthfeel and a slightly boozy finish. Definitely a big boy beer, but very drinkable.
maxodom (34) - - JAN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. thick pour, almost no head, smells of soy sauce and coffee. overall very good although getting a little too pricey to justify the cost.
IvoR (81) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very bold and flavorful brew. One of the best bourbon aged brews around. I only wished it wasnít this heavy on alcohol, which would have made it a lot more drinkable. Great flavor and aroma, though.