kbudd19 (577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thick black viscous pour, very little head. Aroma, oh its bourbon county all right, huge notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak, just a ton of in your face bourbon. Taste, sticky mouthfeel, nice hit of bourbon, some maple sweetness, clean smooth finish, not a big bourbon bomb like the aroma would suggest. Overall, a big sticky barrel aged imperial stout and a fantastic one at that, really glad I finally got to try this.
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml brown bottle - bottleshare at Ferris’. Bottle #1407, dated 11/19/2010. Black pour witha light ring of caramel foam. Big nose with bourbon and rich chocolate and roast. In the mouth there is bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, wood. Finish has vanilla and bourbon. Full bodied, sticky, soft carbonation. An awesome stout.
Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Lots of boozy bourbon with a maple sweetness. Jet black with almost no head. Bourbon, sticky toffee and maple, with a nice toffee chocolate finish. Sticky, sweet and nice.
Ataraxia (366) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque black, thin cappuccino lacing. A bit subdued, but complex aroma of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, old oak, roasted coffee beans, figs, and rich earth. The bourbon barrel character has melded very well with the other elements, giving a smooth light sweetness. Bitter chocolate roasted malts in the back. Silky but viscous, a full-body and average carbonation. Lingering bourbon aftertaste in the finish with moderate booziness.
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nose full of vanilla with moderate alcohol. Minimal dark brown head. Taste is silky smooth vanilla with light coffee and dark chocolate. Minimal carbonation, sticky on the lips. Very smooth alcohol warming, but not hot. Very enjoyable, but not sure I would go crazy to get another
beechner224 (667) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer, he never lets you down! Pours black, almost no head. Aroma is boozy, chocolate, maybe some fruity notes? Certainty get the bourbon notes. Taste is smooth, lots of chocolate. really smooth. Again, I get fruity notes, really tasty. I bit of warmth as it goes down, but not significant.
DrewFace (780) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a deep dark thick, black, color with minimal light brown head. Smooth, sweet bourbon aroma up front, barrel notes - oak and vanilla, big caramel, toffee malt character follows. Huge malty toffee flavor, lots toasty melanoidans, big bourbon character follows and carries through to the finish. Overall, very smooth, huge flavor, lots of boost and xo tasty.
Daniel719 (133) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Smells like pappy. Some chocolate. Taste is smooth and dry. Pretty awesome. Smooth for a 13 and how old it is. Glad I got to try it after so long.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at dld eve. Wow, just wow. Amazingly smooth. The stout is amazing on its own but the whiskey barrel takes it yo a different level. The wood is just so nice. Ma relly nice feel. A superior beer in so many ways.
wchesser (1153) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from my first ever trade a few years back via jrallen. Huge thanks-I’ve been saving this one for a while! Viscous pour, deep black, but some translucency at the edges, not motor oil, but thick. Terrific bourbon nose, with dark and milk chocolate, and dark malts and vanilla. Plush mouthfeel, almost creamy. Bourbon, dried figs, vanilla, touch of coffee and dark malts. Terrific balance, not hot at all, super smooth and velvety. Wonder if the bourbon would have been more nuanced if I had drank this sooner, but overall it has held up wonderfully.