b3shine (7107) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for the style; a translucent cola with foamy beige head. Smells solid; dark malt, chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable, and full-flavored for the abv.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #170. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a dark brown color with a thin creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, roasted malts, herbal hops, very faint barrel character. Taste is whiskey, brown malt, roasted malts, wood, herbal hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
alexsdad06 (7418) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. I was expecting an overly bourbony stout because of the low abv. What I found was some roasted malt, light chocolate and a mild bourbon character. The negative was the unexpected acidic sweaty character to the flavor which I did not enjoy.
mrjaxson (391) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As low key a bourbon barrel-influenced stout as I’ve encountered. Nice balance to the coffee and vanilla, but not much punch -- which, to me at least, I expect. And 5.3 alcohol? They’re not even trying.
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured black color with an average brown frothy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and bourbon wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark chocloate bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
DrSilverworm (9083) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Dark brown, near black color, not completely opaque. Thin tan head, couple ropes and dots of lace, mostly loose. Very nice coffee, vanilla, bourbon barrel wood flavors. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Medium body. Soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly sticky finish. Maybe a little sweet, and a little thin for my liking, although it is nice to have the bourbon flavor with none of the bite. Compared with the Lunatic, I liked this one based off my initial sample tastes more, but later with a larger portion I ended up preferring the Lunatic.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
VEry light flavors in a bourbon aged stout. Some fruitiness, light bourbon, not a huge amount of coffee.
Djstein (2) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Good beer, not much aroma. A little bitter, otherwise smooth coffee and caramel flavors.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Pours dark chocolate brown. Aroma has oak, bourbon, and dark chocolate. Mild coffee flavor blended with oak and bourbon. Thin palate with bourbon finish. Not bad.
rxeight (2033) - Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dont detect much bourbon in this. Mostly vanilla, like oaky vanilla. Wouldnt guess it was bourbon, more oak chip aged.