JulienHuxley (2141) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Shaun for this one.
Aroma: Anise and vanilla, coffee, chocolate malts and bourbon. Very intense.
Appearance: Black pour with offwhite head.
Flavors: Bourbon and vanilla cream makes a perfect mariage with chocolate and coffee. Very well integrated.
Palate: Very heavy with light carbonation. A dessert in itself.
Overall: Very good barrel aged IS. The flavors are intense and you can really feel the barrel presence without being cloying. This is not infinitly complex but the flavors are so well blended together.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on the day of the June 25th release. Received in a snifter.
4.0 A: Black color. Just a touch of creamy beige head.
5.0 S: Wonderful! The milk chocolate of the regular is vastly improved by the bourbon aging. Bourbon itself is woody with leather and a near peatiness. Coffee underneath with lots of oak, a good amount of vanilla, molasses, and caramel. Nearly no alcohol and a moderate JOís house character.
4.5 T: Bourbon is the strongest component, which is very much different from the last vintage. Leathery with a light peat and char. Lots of chocolate with coffee and lots of oak with some vanilla. Decent amount of caramel with some molasses.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and super smooth. The bourbon really helped out with the body.
5.0 D: Great beer. Taste could have easily been a 5.0. This is my favorite non-iced Dark App variant
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-27-2011 17:51:48
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub.
Whoa, intense aroma of mostly bourbon and some alcohol. Flavor is a glorious combination of sweet bourbon, super rich malts, vanilla, and some brown sugar. All of the flavors are put together really well and create one hell of a great example of a BA Stout. Thanks Brad!
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft @ the brewpub. Aroma is burnt malts, bourbon, and coffee. Notes of vanilla, brown sugar, and dark chocolate stand out. Palate is where it should be, low carbonation, surprisingly smooth. Flavor brings out the brown sugar. Very impressive.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, #101/384, courtesy of pantanap. thanks, kan! pours a silky, jet black with a short but smooth dark khaki head that leaves rich, oily legs and shreds of lace. aroma is fantastic with big notes of toasted oak, walnuts, chocolate brownie crusts, and brown sugar backed by sutle notes of spicy bourbon, vanilla, black coffee, and sawdust with the faintest hints of maple syrup and smoked wood. flavor is simply wonderful as well with a remarkable balance of rich, woody bourbon, with that distinct woodford reserve smoothness and subtle notes of spice, with dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, and wet earth backed by toasted malts, vanilla, and graham crackers and a touch of smoke and ripe, dark fruits. palate is rich and full bodied with smooth carbonation and a long, dry, roasted finish with a subtle, warming bourbon influence. overall, an outstanding barrel aged imperial stout that earns a bonus 0.1 for those decadent woodford barrels.
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a few residual spots of foam. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, oak, bourbon, caramel and alcohol. Medium to full body, a bit chalky with a soft buzz. Taste is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, bourbon and lots of wood to finish. Good brew but a little rough.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Sweet boozy bourbon body with malty sweetness with a malt and woody tone. Light oats, chocolate malt toned sweetness, molasses. Light ash and wood tones. A big boozy warming body with a strong finish. Nice offering.
Mora2000 (5139) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.
The beer looks exactly like an imperial stout should, completely black with a dark tan head. The aroma is wonderful. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate, as well as a lot of notes from the barrel aging: bourbon, maple and vanilla.
The flavor is more of the same. You can tell the base beer is excellent and the chocolate and coffee notes come through nicely. I also get the same barrel aging notes as in the aroma: whiskey, maple and vanilla. The bourbon is present but is not overpowering. All of the flavors work very well together and make this an outstanding beer.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Eric for this beer. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a color that is nearly black and has a pretty good light mocha head that sticks around for a bit before falling to a thin collar. The nose brings some really nice bourbon along with oak and a fairly-strong vanilla presence. Light chocolate lingers in the background along with some hints of roast. In the end, however, this is all about the bourbon. The flavor is quite nice. The bourbon permeates everything and is incredibly smooth. I really like what this has done to the base beer. Good, thick body that is supremely smooth without any hint of the 10.5 ABV. Overall, a great beer that really has me looking forward to the next Jackie Oís stout release.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-21-2011
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle someone brought to Clusterfork #3 today. Pours black with a light brown head. Nose is sweet smoky, Taste is all in all pretty nice with a great bourbon finish.