jtclockwork (8490) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, sweet chocolate, roasted chocolate malt, molasses, fudge, maple, leather and bourbon barrel. Body on the lighter side of medium.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured inot a perfect pint. $7.99 for a bourbon barrel aged brew is one hell of a deal, especially given the $10 non-barrel stout I had a few hours ago. 2013 vintage.
3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left.
4.5 S: The bourbon isnít very strong in this one, but itís no problem. In fact, itís wonderful the way it is. Plentiful cocoa nibs and vanilla run the show. Iím really surprised at how much vanilla came out of the barrels. I read the bottle text to discover that no vanilla beans were used. Thereís a light leathery bourbon underneath which cannot be considered anything but complementary. Mild supple roastiness with a faint booziness, caramel, and coffee.
3.75 T: Taste is like the nose, but it isnít as vibrant. Still, itís a damn tasty beer. Chocolate and vanilla are out front again. Coffee, caramel, roast come next. Lightly boozy with leathery bourbon.
3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate caronation. Lightly creamy and supremely smooth.
3.75 D: Good beer that is cheap enough to buy many times.
Serving type: bottle
bobaidan (509) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark opaque brown with a small head of brown bubbles. Aroma is chocolate, cherry and bourbon. Thick in body with just enough carbonation. Flavor is books and complex with chocolate, a touch of wood and a greatness that is very nice.
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes sweet like syrup and chocolate. Smells like chocolate and malt.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong whisky, chocolate, wood, vanilla, earthy hops. The taste is roasted malts, whisky, citrus hops, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied. Solid, but slightly off-balance and a tad bit cloying in the finish.
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one on draught today. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has only small amounts of bourbon in it with some good roasting and an almost sour note. Taste had a little more of the bourbon, but was malt dominant. Pretty good brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/3/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has a whiskey note to it with some underlying roasting. Taste is easy and very slightly woody with some excellent roasting. Very smooth.
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall though this is a damn fine barrel aged stout. Iíve seen this on the shelves locally and at $9 or so bucks for the bomber its a damn good purchase. Very well executed.
rkling87 (2) - - APR 19, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent bourbon aged cask beer... Bourbon not too overpowering... Hints of vanilla.
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slutfest! Utterly black. Aroma of dense dark chocolate without the bite. Flavor is a match, great vanilla note on the finish. Nice.
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle. Can I call this an imperial dry stout? I guess I can since its my rating. Tons of semi-bitter baking chocolate and cold espresso. A hint of vanilla from the barrel treatment too. Tasty and potent.