3fourths (8293) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Deep black pour, thin dark brown head, large cola-like bubbles. Nose is roast, charred wood and worcestershire sauce, with some small notes of vanilla and soy. Thick and smooth body, a little brash and detached vanilla/bourbon/oak up front... lack of carbonation along with a medium body comes across as somewhat thin and pasty. Not as full and frothy as the BA Ruffian. Cold coffee and charred roast throughout, with some sweetness across the middle and warming alcohol in the finish. Wet, soggy charred bread, mmm. Hopefully it carbonates more and develops a little more complexity over time. Re-rate: hot, boozy, oaky, oxidized and smells like urine.
crossovert (8186) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Latest vinage. Sour. The sourness doesn’t totally ruin the beer for me though it isn’t what the brewer intended.
gnoff (8006) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 ml bottle bought at an auction from a Swedish importer. Bottle 11 of 1104, one of 6 sold to the public in Sweden.
12.3%, probably released in 2010?
Sampled on July 16, 2011
Pitch black color, brown to dark brown head. Sweet, vanilla, oak scent. Sweet, chocolate, malty, cocoa taste. Lingering sweet chocolate aftertaste. Thick, smooth, velvet mouthfeel. Warming alcohol. Medium low bitterness. Some acidity as well.
What an amazing beer! Damn I love it!
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle number 444/470 thanks to Lumpy...Big thanks to Lumpy. Pours black with no head, but the body coats the glass when swirled. Aroma of bourbon, nutty fudge, oak, ash, chocolate and some light coffee. Taste is chocolaty and nutty with fudge and a bitter oak finish that seems to last for ever. Ashy with caramel and vanilla noted on the next sip. Velvety and mouth coating with a few bubbles here and there. Amazing mouthfeel. Slight burn on the throat, but no alcohol (fusel) in the flavor. Great beer!
mcberko (7458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750mL bottle, pours a thick pitch black with a small brown head. Nose is full of roast, light whiskey barrels, a little chocolate, and light espresso. Flavour is extremely rich, full of roasted malt from the base beer, an absolutely perfect amount of whiskey barrel character, light wood, and very well-concealed alcohol. Thick palate, very viscous and so supremely well barrel aged, offering the perfect amount of whiskey character. Still not as awesome as the regular Yeti or the Oak Aged, but a fucking amazing impie stout nonetheless.
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, from a bottle. Pitch black color. Good brown head. Nice dots of lace. Good roasty, vanilla, woody nose. Some dark chocolate syrup. Light carbonation, very smooth, chewy texture. Great bitter sweet taste. Alcohol is well blended with the flavor. Good chocolate, wood, vanilla flavor. Very tasty, nice long light bourbon and chocolate aftertaste.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many, many thanks to Kan for sharing this! Poured deep black with a well-retained cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up coffee and dark chocolate with building bourbonny notes.. vanilla and a lighter array of chocolates trailed.. nice balance. Bourbon really took charge in the flavor and carried through the long finish.. well-roasted coffee and dark chocolates set up the middle and were accented by vanilla sweetness and toasty oak.. beautiful faint hit of smoke as it rolled off the palate. Heavily-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. lots of barrel impression.. hot, but most certainly tasty!
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Gillard for bringing another BA GD beer. Thanks Ryan. Pours deep black darkness with 60 second mocha head. The aroma is full of vanilla, fresh cut oak, mild molasses, caramel and boozy whiskey. The taste begins feeling thick and rich bringing up smooth notes of chocolate, molasses and caramel. Big wood oak notes and whiskey booze surface by midway and squeeze out the malt flavors. As the finish approaches booze alcohol chemicals rise up and move the rich chocolate and molasses to the side completely. Could use a bit less booziness. The chocolate, mild coffee, burnt malts and molasses somehow manage to resurface at the finish and persist into the after taste.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by fonefan on 8/28/09 (#462/470): Pours an oily opaque with a small creamy, spotty lacing tan head. Aroma of rich dark caramely sweet maltiness with good vanilla whiskey complexity and notes of dark chocolate. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramely malty sweetness and oaky whiskey balance with good dark chocolate espresso complexity. Very enjoyable and well-balanced.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle #2211. Dammit - infected bottle. Still decent. Dark oily pour, small soapy head. Roasty and sour - not as it was intended to be.