Tmoney99 (12410) - 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.
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.
adnielsen (10199) - 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 @ Armin’s 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 isn’t that forward. Ok.
crossovert (10014) - 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.
DrSilverworm (9099) - 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.
deyholla (8885) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light chocolate notes with earthy dark grains and a hint of bourbon. Flavor has chocolate throughout with dark grains and a touch of bourbon in the finish.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.
BVery (8685) - 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.
alexsdad06 (7449) - 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.
Ughsmash (7426) - 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.