jhogan4 (221) - El Cajon, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle (second batch, from 2013), poured into a tulip. Pitch black with a small brown head. Nose is vanilla, chocolate and malt. Flavor lacks almost any detectable bourbon; vanilla, malt, chocolate, alcohol burn. Higher carbonation than expected for a BA Stout. Overall this almost seems like a different beer than the first batch, probably because of the missing bourbon.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at rrbf. psyched to finally try this bad boy. Good stuff, but I had it immediately after having a big pour of Goose Island Bourbon County so it suffered a bit from comparisons sake. But I still think it was better than any single bottle of Double Stout I have ever had. Bourbon is definitely apparent, but blends well the big stout, leaving some light dark fruit, chocolate, and light vanilla woody notes.
Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Not the best I've tasted. Lacks the aroma I've come to love with bbl beers. Served too cold but its outside and 35 degrees out.
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stoutpark (14) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Omg!! Tried @pouritblack festival, really impressive , well balanced between oak aged and fresh stout. It’s amazingly flavoured, vanilla, chocolate, cherry and wood create a perfect combination and make this beer unique!
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Hopscotch for shipping it. It pours jet black with a creamy light brown head. The aroma is at first lots of sweet bourbon and sweet chocolate. Underneath is roasted malt and chocolate caramel. The flavour is sweet roasted malt and chocolate caramel. Vanilla and oak is dominating. Warming bourbon finish.
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adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ GABF. Pours an ink black appearance with a dark brown head. Huge cocoa, dark chocolate, thick vanilla, toffee aroma. Dessert like, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, smooth bourbon flavor. One of the real highlights at GABF for me.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at the brewery during San Diego Beer Week. Color is black with a full light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is rich dark chocolate, light bourbon, vanilla and a hint of coffee. Full body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation. AWESOME!
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF. I was really excited to try this. Pours an oily, opaque black with some beige head. Soft, inviting nose, vanilla, coconut, caramel, wood, cake icing. Flavor is sweet, caramel, cake icing, brown sugar, heavy vanilla. Full bodied, vanilla finish. Very good, well balanced, well blended.
Glouglouburp (5545) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A typical but nice bourbonny impy stout pulling on the vanilla side of things. Very good beer.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed when probably around 1 year of age, maybe more. Bottle sent to me by bulldogp04, thanks a lot Dean
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Nose has a medium-high bourbon presence, not a bourbon bomb, but far from subtle. Taste has a whole lot of vanilla, chocolate cake icing, bourbon, toasted wood, roasted almonds, light coconut notes, sweet fig cake. Body is thick and sticky and the carbonation is sparse small hard bubbles. The beer is obviously very sweet but the wood barrels seem to dry out the finish so the beer is far from cloying. All in all this is a good example of bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, a bit on the sweet vanilla side of things but still pretty drinkable for the style. Another good beer from California, a great beer state, but also a state that still prevents same sex partners to get married and pregnant celebrities to wear cloths when posing for a magazine covers.
meerbier (1197) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Home. Vanilla and milk chocolate aroma. Black, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, vanilla, milk chocolate, oak, soft bitterness, bourbon. Nice complexity yet still very easy going.