bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, oak, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, bourbon, light coffee, and oak.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewery: Iron Hill - All
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: black, scant tan head,
Aroma: sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma on top of dark chocolate,
Flavor: huge sweet chocolate and bourbon flavor, lots of vanilla sweetness, oak adds nice balance, touch of roasted is hidden within the sweetness,
Overall: like a liquor filled chocolate candy,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 9/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Virtually no head (beige), brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, Bourbon, some chocolate. Flat, sticky full body. I know there’s a big beer under all that Bourbon, but you’d never know it.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 bottle @Paul’s Blind Stout tasting-tan bubbles-black. A-bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery. T-alcohol, bourbon/rye, licorice/anisr-sweet dk malt, peat/chickery bite.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. This version 9.3% abv. Fruit and chocolate in the lively start. Nice touch of bourbon. Not overdone. Minerally dry finish.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz glass on tap at the Media location. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of vanilla, wood, bourbon, chocolate, more vanilla, and roast. Tastes of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, coffee, and wood. Lots of vanilla. Vanilla cream. Bourbon was present but not overpowering.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Official bottle thanks to The_Epeeist and handbottle courtesy of axilla: Pours an oily opaque with a thin layer of dark mahogany edges and thin wispy tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with some nice vanilla, bourbon oak and dark fruits. Starts rich and sweet without much carbonation but a lot of creamy chocolate and vanilla before a slightly drier oaky and warming bourbon finish. A very nice bourbon-aged imperial stout.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at P-ville. Pours black with off-tan head. Nose is dark malt, bourbon, chocolate, molasses, figs. Hefty body, but as hefty as the regular version, with a pronounced bourbon flavor backed up by a solid dark malt bill, plus some chocolate, earthy peaty notes, figs, and molasses. Very solid beer.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to David for bringing the bottle! Poured very deep brown with a short yellowy-beige head that left a light ring after a couple minutes. The aroma was a delightful blend of darker chocolates, vanilla, and sweet bourbon.. soft barrel integration and well-executed.. a bit of molasses and oaky sourness round it out.. quite chocolatey overall and more oak than bourbon. The flavor was on par with the nose.. chocolate, molasses, and coffee at the core with sweet bourbon and vanilla cascading over the edges of the tongue, tangy oak sourness hits the edges.. bourbon and oak follow the chocolate through the finish.. very tasty! Medium plus bodied and a touch slick on the palate.. well-roasted and sticky on the finish.. lower carbonation.. This was a most excellent treat!
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Big bourbon still, loads of it, sweet and malty, oxidization and plums. Big cocoa and plums, chocolate, lots of sweet vanilla and cocoa. Roast, chocolate, long bourbon, cocoa, chocolate. Lingering roast with a touch of vanilla. Tasty.