pintbypint (3312) - 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 doesn’t have a bar code, it’s also attached with 2 thick strips of packing tape...9.6 % abv, not 11.6%...uhm...is this really this beer...? Black pour, can’t see through this. Tiny brown head that just holds on long enough to be noticed. Nose has excellent rich bourbon, big alcohol but it’s 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 it’s one of the better bourbon barrel aged stouts I’ve had. Rewarding.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Steve! Pours thick and black. Roasted barley, soy sauce and dark fruit, red wine notes in aroma. Thick chewy malt, roasted grain, oak barrel and light fruit notes in the taste. Has a dark toasty finish with soy notes. Very good.
fiulijn (18446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Matt’s, 2-3 years old; 9.6% ABV
Black color, small head. Deep aroma, dark malts and chocolate; cookies, a bit of vanilla. Good strength, lean, not thick; rich dark chocolate flavor, chocolate cookies, vanilla (from the barrel), malt, a touch of coffee; comforting warming alcohol.
pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle opened up at the Ottawa 2015 Holiday gathering via CANBIF, I think this year so fiery1 but have be wrong. Dark pour with a thin chocolate head covering. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, oak, vanilla, warming booze, molasses; low carbonation and full bodied, slightly sweet and a nice booziness, a bit of fruit on the finish, very good.
rejtable (2214) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark coffee limited head and no lacing. Flavours are bourbon, vanilla, plums, molasses. Taste big sweet and light bitter. Fully creamy body with lively carbonation. 2015 Xmas gathering.
Lubiere (12606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity chocolate malt with loads licorice, molasses, coffee grind, musty character, loads of alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with coffee grind, musty character, light vanilla extract, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.
blackmetal (185) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really solid beer. Has wonderful chocolate/coffee taste with some fruit and whisky notes.
jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a short foamy brown head. Nice warming nose of bourbon and dried fruit. This is a great example of using a barrel to enhance a beer. Buttery bourbon alcohol, rich vanilla, molasses sweetness and some dark toast. Very smooth and easy to drink.
JK (5629) - 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 (20350) - 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 (626) - 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.