Ron (2693) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle from the Beer and Grocery on Ridgeway. Poured a nice coco brown with a tan head that faded to lacing. Nice coco and vanilla aroma. Nice malty body. Flavor of Chocolate and vanilla with slight amount of bourbon. Very enjoyable stout.
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious beer. Aroma was dark chocolate and roasted caramel. Hints of vanilla but the chocolate is the big smell here. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan/mahogany head. Taste was very sweet and thick. Perfect blend of chocolate and vanilla with a strong milky backbone. No real bourbon or wood flavors, but this beer doesn’t need them. Thick and sweet. Mild carbonation. One of the series’ better beers
BVery (6983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Jet black pour with a small head. Awesome bourbon nose - sweet. Medium to dense palate with nice wood and bourbon flavor. Love it.
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bomber into over-sized snifter glass. Dark black color with very thin tan head that disappears merely into a film with glass lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and slight notes of vanilla and oak. Taste is cocoa sweetness, some light coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon notes. Full body, thick, rich, creamy with some chocolate and bourbon notes lingering. I was expecting more bourbon and oak in this, needs more then 3 weeks in a barrel to bring the oak and bourbon out more. On the plus side I bought one of these barrels from HS to make a high end-table with :) [Note: The barrel I got is originally from Four Roses, so not sure this beer is Buffalo Trace barrel exclusive.]
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smooth chocolate flavor, mostly on the middle, cream and vanilla finish. Definitely a dessert offering
Jow (2272) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on cask at olde English pub in Albany. Pours black with chocalty nose. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, prunes, and roasted malt. Boozy warming but overall a tame imp stout
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours brien black small head. Smells tastes of chocolate roasty sweet milk chocolate oak bit booze. Not bad at all nice treat being so cheap 5.99 a bottle. A bit thin in taste which was kind of strange. I’d buy it again just based on price.
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong chocolate aroma. Very little head. The chocolate somewhat overpowers the beer, hard to catch any remnants of the BBL aging.
Would probably make a better dessert beer than anything.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nephilium (1418) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Bottled as part of the Uncharted Water series) The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and roasted notes, with no noticeable bourbon. There is a touch of vanilla and oak. Pours an opaque black with a creamy dark tan head. Sweet, with milk chocolate and dark fruits. The bourbon bite comes out a little bit in the finish, much more subdued then some bourbon barrel aged beers. The finish lingers with bourbon notes as well as roasted notes. I’ll definitely be picking up more of this.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Frisco Taphouse: pours a mostly opaque black with a small creamy froth of beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate nose with a decent amount of bourbon oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and dark malty sweetness with a touch of cocoa and licorice alongside toasted bourbon oak before a smooth semi-sweet finish. Doesn’t quite have the developed complexities of some other bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stouts, but is fairly well-balanced and drinkable.