TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with minimal khaki colored head. Bourbon whiskey, coffee, oak, roasted malts, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bourbon and woody notes.
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during RBWG 2014 Asheville - Late Nite session. Cheers! Pours clearish brown with a frothy, beige head. Tangy chocolate aroma. Medium sweet flavor, earthy, with light bitter cocoa notes. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more chocolate, burnt leaves, toasted bread. Just OK overall.
propsync (33) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was really excited to try this. What a letdown. There is some battle with the bourbon and coffee flavors that give it some sort of off-putting rotten vegetable taste to me. Maybe my palette was off today, maybe coffee and bourbon don't mix. I may try this again in the future.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (3100) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to DrSilverWorm. Pours black with a big frothy head that fades quickly to a big bubbled ring. Aroma is coffee beans, bourbon, oak, and burnt wood. Taste is a solid mix of coffee beans, burnt oak and watery bourbon. Slight bitterness in the finish. Pretty smooth. Carbonation is pretty high for a stout but not too bad. Mouthfeel is a bit chalky. Not a bad choice if you want a low abv BB stout.
uckelman (504) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours opaque dark brown. Small tan head. Pronounced bourbon aroma. Also some odd chemical aroma, almost like drain cleaner, plus some wood. Palette is a bit chalky. I get the coffee in the flavor, but not really in the aroma. Maybe a bit overcarbonated. The flavor changes a bit as it warms, but there’s not so much there.
sarauckelman (327) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black with a thin oily head of varying size bubbles. Strong buttery aroma of bouborn. Palate is thin and fizzy; taste is strongly of bourbon with a bit of fruitcake when it’s a bit too cold; when it warms up, notes of coffee come to the front.
arkurzynski (2008) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black pour with tan head. Nose of chocolate, roast malt and coffee. Very faint hints of bourbon. Flavor is chocolate and coffee with mild bourbon. Well-blended, but light. Subtle flavors. Quite enjoyable.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a huge fluffy head. Lots of dark chocolate in this. Medium palate. Mild bourbon. Decent.
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Stout- Brown pours with tan head and lace. Sour malt, some BB, and a toucho vanilla. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and BB/vanilla flavor. Smooth body with good carbonation. 8-4-7-4
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at RBWG, after the grand tasting
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma and flavors of chocolate and toasted malts