maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, very dark tan head leaving spotty lacing. Nose shows heavy bourbon and spice with bitter sweet dark cocoa and brown sugar. Very bitter sweet in the taste. A little grainy. Loads of bitter espresso tones with heavy dark cocoa powder. Brown sugar and spice from the barrel go nicely. A little rough around the edges but comes together nicely in the end. Solid stuff
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umich03jm (2177) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber 157/348, 2012 vintage from trade with DrSilverworm. Pours pitch black with very little head. Very nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, dark roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is just a great balance of all the aromas. Light sweetness is perfect. Finish is smooth and creamy with a slight bitterness. Bourbon and caramel lingers on tongue. Mouthfeel is fairly thick and very creamy. No alcohol present. My kinda BB imperial stout. Very nice.
thome50 (1082) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Woodshop 7. Pours a deep black with thin khaki head. Overly coffee aroma. Very thin hop profile on this beer with the coffee coming on more and more. Light barrel but more like an iced coffee. Somewhat refreshing if that is possible in a BA stout.
ICEatALAMO (997) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is dark with no head. The aroma is sweet and bourbon mix. The taste is very smooth some marshmallow with chocolate. An overall solid beer
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Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 42/384. It pours pitch black with a creamy small brown head. The aroma has strong notes of bourbon and chocolate with side notes of roasted malt, vanilla and dried fruit. The flavour is vanilla, sweet caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, oak and has a warming powerfull sweet roasted finish.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from JO’s, looks great, has great thickness and feel to it, really a big stout, the woodford reserve is a hot bourbon mess though, taste has too much bourbon in it for me, over powers an already great stout. for the -bal fans this is probably a treat, it needs to lose the bourbon heat..brought back bad memories of shooting cheap bourbon.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Straight from Sean’s (Sean9689) kegerator. 2010 vintage served in a Portsmouth tulip.
A: Pours a jet black color, very thick, with a one finger thick brick of dark chocolate foam forming on the pour. It recedes slowly leaving behind some splotchy lace and oily stick.
S: Dark fruits and unsweetened chocolate are first on the nose with some oaky wood, light bourbon and some dark wheat bread malts.
T: Light bourbon and oak. Chocolate and sweet molasses with dark fruits and wheat malts. Very well integrated.
M: Smooth and creamy. The carbonation is on the medium to low end and works beautiful off the viscous and chewy body.
O: The age has really smooth out this beer into a chewy and decadent treat. Huge thanks to Sean for sharing this guy with all of us.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-21-2012
callmemickey (3021) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black-brown body. Moderate head, spotty lacing. Nose is a rich bourbon-vanilla, oak, booze- and a pleasant roast and chocolate. Not overly assertive, but nice. Flavor carries this balanced approach. Bourbon, chocolate, roast, a little coffee. Full bodied, silky feel across the tongue, nice lingering roasty finish. Light alcohol presence. No burn.
Huhzubendah (2660) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
Bottle 188 / 384
The beer appears a deep, dark shade of brown, bordering on blackness. The beige head is nearly a finger thick and leaves some good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is bourbon and roast, with additional notes of oak, chocolate, and vanilla - very nice.
Delicious tasting beer, with bold flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Bourbon is quite present as well, but the beer doesn’t come across as overly boozy. Terrifically balanced, this is an excellent barrel aged stout.
The feel is rich, buttery, and creamy. Alcohol content is there to a certain degree, but the beer never comes off as hot. I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of the beer.
Overall, extremely well done. I’d really like to have this one again. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-24-2011
phaleslu (6836) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade. 2011 release, bottle 137/336. Pours a deep cocoa brown with a small, lasting tan ring for a head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, oak, and dark fruits. Flavor follows the same pattern, and is smooth and subtle. Really no burn to the bourbon here; the sweet notes emerge more. They take over the roastiness a little but not in an overwhelming way. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Solid bourbon barrel stout.