stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with thin tan head leaving a small ring around the glass. Nose is vanilla into bourbon and slightly smokey. Initial sip is medium body but lively on the carbonation. Oxidation goes well with the style. Very smokey and peat finish with lingering whiskey notes. Finish lasts for a while with dry toffee and smoke. Much better than the standard bourbon ba’d Boris
budznsudz (553) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a reddish brown head. Chocolate, butter, nuts, and smooth whiskey are what make this beer delightful.
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice surprise bottle share. Pours an inky jet black, some dark brown head. Nose of rich dark chocolate, toast, unmistakable irish whiskey, that clean buttery and almost citric stuff, hinting at soy and worcestershire. Nicely sweet, quite bitter. Like velvet, thick, oily, viscous, finishing long with dark chocolate and triple-distilled whiskey. Very nice, an interesting twist on barrel aging. Made for a nice treat.
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a viscous black with a small tan / brown head. Nose brings out loads of whisky, roasted malt, caramel and cocoa. Flavour is rich and thick, with roasted malt, whisky, dry cocoa, and wood. Super complex, viscous on the palate, and fairly dry. Rich and decadent - drinkable in smaller amounts. Excellent.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via local trade. Pours an opaque brown with a small tan head that leaves a lasting ring and a few spots of lace. Aroma of dark and milk chocolate, oak, molasses, marshmallow, earth, and warming Irish whiskey. Flavor of chocolate, marshmallow, coconut, molasses, vanilla, oak, burnt toast, and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, smooth mouthfeel that finishes dry and roasty. Nice barrel treatment. Not my top BORIS but another fine entry in the series.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is very nice. I get some great chocolate and whiskey notes as well as some woody oak notes. The flavor is also very nice. The whiskey notes go well with the imperial stout base beer. The oak is fairly light but complements the other notes well. The alcohol is also present. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. As always, B.O.R.I.S. didn’t disappoint.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from jstax..Nose is nice chocolate, spice, Whiskey, roast,..Tatse is nice chocolate, roast, whiskey, cream, oak..
umich03jm (1767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from bottle thanks to Sean. Pours black with a small foamy head that fades to a small stubborn ring. Aromas are chocolate fudge, whiskey, toffee, oats, and wood. Taste is awesome. Like smooth, creamy chocolate booze cake. Almost a dessert stout but the sweetness is fairly mild and there are nice burnt notes to hold it together. Mouthfeel is somehow creamy and oily at the same time. Very good stout.
gendv138 (975) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from a trade poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a motor oily consistency, jet black color with almost a finger of tan head. Not really any lacing. Aromas of Jameson whiskey, coconut, dark chocolate, vanilla. On the taste, a good amount of Jameson whiskey notes, dark chocolate, oak, roast, dark fruit. Barrel notes held up very well considering it’s around 10 months old. Oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Full body with a dry and warm boozy finish. Pretty enjoyable if you like Irish whiskey and BORIS, I do enjoy the regular bourbon barrel aged BORIS a bit more though.
tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Sean! The pour is BLACK & oily with almost no head at all, just a modest ring that clings to the edges. Aroma has notes of slightly charred wood, creamy oats, lofty brown sugar, slick whiskey, faint vanilla, sweet anise-laced fudge... quite nice. The taste gives me a light smokiness, almost peaty/meaty, quickly washed away by lots of caramelized brown sugar... Faint anise, tannic wood, whiskey, finishing with kind of a strange taste... A little bit of soy & perhaps a note of moldy wood or cardboard? Doesn’t taste like typical oxidation, just a strange off-flavor. No one else seemed to get this flavor, so maybe I’m going crazy. Slick, oily body. This was good; aroma was great, the off-flavor in the aftertaste hurts the score, though. I prefer regular BORIS by quite a bit.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of mibirder
Bottle: The aroma consists of dark chocolate, molasses, black licorice, whiskey, and a touch of vanilla. It pours a dark brown, virtually black, with a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, lighter molasses, and a hint of caramel. The finish has black coffee, whiskey, vanilla, and a touch of oak. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.