Chalumeaux (504) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer for the Ratebeer Camp extravaganza. Dark chocolate pour with a nice tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a nice bourbon vanilla finish. Taste follows aroma. Very well composed beer.
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 vintage. 650 ml bottle thanks to willrunforbeer, pitch black color with low carbonation level. Aroma is really nice, molasses, vanilla, coffee grinds with a nicely integrated bourbon barrel. I could just smell this for awhile, great!
Flavor has the nicely integrated bourbon that lasts through the duration of the sip. Light charred wood and lasting oak after the swallow. Warming sensation from the alcohol without any alcohol flavor. Honestly a very fine job with this brew. Higher end.
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber with white wax. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is chocolate with hints of bourbon, vanilla, oak. Well crafted.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, pitch black, slightly oily with some tan head. Very fudgey with a lot of espresso and some milky and cream aromas. This is actually quite good. an insane balance of sweetness, booze, chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, even some coconut. Exceptional beer.
930slantnose (17) - Las vegas, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome bourbon oak and cocoa aroma. Flavor roasts and chocolate with a wonderful back bone of bourbon. a+++++
UDBeernut (2239) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 bottle. Dark pour, opaque, quick tan head that fades fast into a small cap. Mose is a little weak, slight notion of the barrel treatment. Taste is more pronounced. Oak, some bourbon, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. Light booze burn near the finish. Medium to full body with light carbonation.
dez1974 (8) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is joseph james 2015 bourbon barrel aged Russian imperial stout 10%
One of my top BBA Russian imperial stouts. Excellent beer. Keep up the good work boys!!!
katrinaez (693) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice but not the best. A little overly alcohol tinged. Heavy on the tongue. Dark color red/black. Tap
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Cut Weer Tasting: Duvel glass:
Black beer. Small brown head.
Aroma shows some nice barrel aging: whiskey, soy, oat, roast, liquorice, light molasses,
Flavour has nice wood tones, whiskey/bourbon, honey, bitter, roast, light spice, light mocha/caramel, light soy, some cake and cookie, some coffee, toffee, yum yum... It goes on. Nice stuff!
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, wood/whiskey/bourbon and some malts with a chocolate edge.
Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
This is a good barrel aged stout. Beautiful aroma and flavours, rich mouthfeel and good looks...
Benzai (11028) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized fairly quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, soft balanced roast, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, lightly roast, a perfect mix of malts, dark malts, lightly roast, a light hint of chocolate, sweetness vanilla oak and bourbon blend together in an almost perfect marriage. Perhaps just a little bit in the sweet side, but lovely nonetheless. Medium body, suitable soft but decently noticeable carbonation. Wonderful stuff!