adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Arminís apartment. Thanks Armin! Pours a black appearance with a brown head. A bit twangy, light vinegar, metallic, chocolate, coffee aroma. Strong vanilla, a bit fruity, strong roasted malty, coffee, slightly twangy flavor. Flavor is better than the aroma but still not that great. Barrel isnít that forward. Ok.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to David for picking up the growler! Poured a ruby-tinted deep brown with a short cap of medium beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet bourbon, dark chocolates, and a touch of coffee.. quite roasty overall.. sweet and enticing. The flavor found deep-roasted dark chocolate and espresso along with charred oak.. espresso bitterness and sweet bourbon accents kiss the edges.. lots more chocolate, toasty oak, and bourbon on the finish.. tasty! About medium-bodied on the palate, grainy, and very roasty.. well-balanced. This was a great example of integrating bourbon barrels with a less-than-imperial stout.
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, slight tangy, bready notes, hints of earth, grass, slight vinous notes, touch of chocolate. Taste is better, some slight tang into creamy dark chocolate, roast, hints of earth, slight oak, finishing slightly bitter, dry.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub in Green Bay, Wisconsin as "Hinterland Bourbon Barrel Stout." Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy tan head that quickly dissolves to a film with some spotty lacing. Aroma of tasted dark malt, dark chocolate with some coffee, licorice and a touch of vanilla. Taste is where I detected some of the bourbon barrel aging but very lightly. Character is full bodied, very light carbonation with a dark chocolate flavor. Finish is smooth, creamy with some dark chocolate and bourbon flavors. A decent sipping brew.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is rich and dark with coffee, oak, mild bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Taste has less of the barrel than Iíd expect, but still was a solid offering. Coffee, light oak, chocolate, alcohol and light bourbon with a roasty finish.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Dave for acquiring this growler. The beer pours to a black body with a bubbly light gray-khaki head. The aroma is light wood char, chocolate ganache, marshmallows, subtle oak, chocolate volcano cake, nice coffee. The flavor is charred marshmallows, light coffee, light notes of bourbon, and light charred wood. The palate is medium bodied, carbonated, and acetic a little bit.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, red tints, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, char. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, charred oak.
madvike (2376) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black with a thick foamy tan head. Nose is mellow bourbon, marshmallows, and booze-soaked bread. Less pungent than I expected. Taste has a lot of the same character--sweet mellow bourbon, marshmallow sweetness, some milky sweet dark roast, a hint of ash, a bit of coffee, and a sweet warming finish that surprisingly transitions into a dry, almost ashy finish. Real thin with low carbonation. Would have liked more coffee flavor--it would help cut the sweetness a bit.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Sugar Maple. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Oh man, aroma is excellent, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee and some coconut. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side but so good, same flavor as the aroma with lots of bourbon characteristics blended with sweet chocolate and toffee. Full body with soft carbonation and a lush, rich mouth feel. Really nice beer, it drinks like a bigger beer, so rich and good.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, pours black with a thin tan head, the aroma is full of chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon, the flavor mixes all the chocolate, bourbon and vanilla together very well, there is a slight bourbon kick in the finish, amazing this beer tastes like this and has this low of an ABV.