pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml brown bottle. Label is photocopied and doesnít have a bar code, itís also attached with 2 thick strips of packing tape...9.6 % abv, not 11.6%...uhm...is this really this beer...? Black pour, canít see through this. Tiny brown head that just holds on long enough to be noticed. Nose has excellent rich bourbon, big alcohol but itís ok as it was expected, super rich, deep chocolate. Taste has rich dark and roasted malts, deep dark chocolate and woody barrel notes are noticeable. Bitterness is a bit milder than expected. The finish has deep roasted malts, very woody, dryness with chocolate notes. Full mouthfeel, carbonation supports the beer appropriately. Final thoughts are this beer is an excellent rich bourbon barrel stout, great for sipping or pulling extended gulps out of the glass. It goes down with ease either way, smoothness is there but the beer shows it elements well, the drinkability is top notch. Simply put itís one of the better bourbon barrel aged stouts Iíve had. Rewarding.
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Brian for sharing this one. Initial aroma of alcohol, which is also on the palate. Heavily roasted grain, and bourbon dominates any other flavors that might have been there.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of prunes, raisins, dates, dark chocolate. Taste has rich chocolate, dark fruit. Tasty.
thomashall (211) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Bvery...thanks! Pours jet black with minimal head. Strong bourbon aroma. Tastes a little boozy wit a little wood character. Good beer.
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Steazyís- thabks guys! Dark black pour. Boozy and an excellent balance of malty goodness.
Steasy66 (1026) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black, small tan head. Big bourbon aroma. Thick, chocolatey, lots of bourbon. Very nice beer.
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Andrew - thanks! Deep dense dark pour with a beige head. Roasty, wood, bourbon, ashy. Wonderful. Full dense palate. Love this.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6135-20140121] Bottle. Roasty dark fruit aroma hints at a bandaid background. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted fruity bourbon flavour has a bit of a sweet finish. Full body. Nice balance overall but just a little too much bourbon for my preference. (7/4/7/4/16) 3.8
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
dresden (1051) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmmm, i dont know why i dont have a rate for this, i remember getting a bottle from northropfrye so...sorry and thank you! Love this stuff. Oily black, with a coffee and oak nose. Taste is licorice, coffee, vanilla, bourbon although the age seems to have mellowed it a bit. Fantastic.
douglas88 (6704) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a pure black color with a small beige head. A big sweet whiskey barrel nose. The flavor is vanilla, hot whiskey, oak, chocolate, dark fruit. Very damn good.
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, GT2. Black pour, brown head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, some chocolate.