bierkoning (11678) - 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 (10738) - 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 (8390) - 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 :)"
JohnnyJ (5200) - 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.
mar (5098) - 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.
snoworsummer (4035) - 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.
Marheb (3897) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Pendant le ’’Calm before the sorm’’ à Stone Liberty Station): Cerises sucrées, mocha et une fine acidité dans un corps mince vers moyen.
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.
LtDan (1806) - 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.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle - shared at the BBF13 after party. pours intense black with a nice medium beige head. Aroma is intensely chocolaty, some sour notes as well (more blackcurrant than cherries). Palate is a bit watery compared to the intensity of the nose, but overall an excellent beer.