bierkoning (10659) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From corked bottle @ Borefts 2013 afterparty. Almost black. Mon Chérie and whisky notes in the aroma. Confit cherries. Thinnish, alcoholic flavor, with roast, chocolate, and confit cherries. Some raw alcohol.
daknole (9624) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A HUGE thanks to amtran87 for the share! Nearly a black pour, nice brown head. Aroma has some whiskey soaked cherries, bitter chocolate, light charred oak, nice rye spice. Flavor is like a chocolate covered cherry with some nice rye whiskey notes. The base beer, when I had it, was very metallic and tart. That seems to have been taken away with the barrel aging. Nice!
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the bareling brings this stout up to around 10% abv. Super smooth. Equal parts chocolate, vanilla, cherry and rye whiskey. So stinking smooth. I really enjoyed the base when this came out and really love it barreled. I think the rye as opposed to straight bourbon was a good call, and can’t wait to have the barreled and unbarreled bottles side by side. Soon :)"
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Nose is vanilla, rye, alcohol, chocolate, and leather. Great on the palate, huge whiskey notes, creamy vanilla, wood, roasted malts, light chocolate.
JohnnyJ (4633) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, bubbly brown head which quickly diminishes. Huge rich dark chocolate, deep red cherries, rye spiciness, mollasses, and all soaked in dry boozy whiskey. Like strong chocolate covered cherries, the barrel is definitely spicy rye wisky (no bourbon - vanilla notes). Boozy, but a good sipper.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing. This black pour has a nice combination of cherry and chocolate flavors.
snoworsummer (2655) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Liberty Station. Pours very dark brown with a thin, fizzy beige head. Tastes like fermenting cherries, boozy, woody, light cherry sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like fermenting cherries, alcohol, woody, with a light cherry juice sweetness.
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a quickly subsided head.
Aroma: Cherry children’s medicine, chocolate covered cherry cordials.
Taste: Whiksey, sweet cherry, chocolate. Woody finish. Yummy. While the whiskey was present, it didn’t come across as overly boozy.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with soft creamy carbonation.
Overall: A decadent treat that got better with some time in a rye whiskey barrel. One of my favorites in the 500 ml series.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a 500 mL bottle from Stone Co Store South Park. The appearance is a deep brown black with a small deep brown head. The nose is full of cherry whiskey barrel, molten dark chocolate, vanilla bean, very similar to a port nose with a light dose of heat. The flavors enter with a very forward rye whiskey in both flavor and mouth feel but without a ton of alcohol burn. More sips show the cherry pouring out the beer. Chocolate and vanilla come out a few more sips in. Tasty drunken oak with a nice grit to the tongue. After a bit the intensity of the chocolate and vanilla diminishes slightly. The mouth is full with a drying oak to it with a cherry after taste. One of the best bottle BA brews from Stone to date.
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery.
Pours a nice dark brown with cherry hues along the edges. A bit of mocha foam here and there. Smells like cherries, sweet cherries, booze, vanilla, lots of cocoa and some bread. Flavor initially too boozey, as it warms the flavor is a bit better with the cherry really making a massive impact. Lots of cherries. Some sweet malts and some vanilla. The body is full but the Carb was a bit hi for the beer, once this was killed it got better. Nice beer. Good for a group of 4-6.
Serving type: bottle