dnstone (2396) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black coffee color with a decent tan colored head. Aroma is sweet chocolate with coconut and caramel. A sweet chocolate cake flavor with caramel, coconut, and vanilla rounding it out...a touch of booziness. Overall a delicious desert, even at 6 am.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Yardbird, Vegas. Hearty near black pour, light brown head that recedes to a persistent patina. Brothy malty aroma with high bourbon notes in balance, robust bourbon barrel character black malts, chocolate, light soy sauce, hints of dark fruits. Finish has moderate bitterness in good balance.
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, dark fruits, booze. Full bodied, lightly creamy mouthfeel, sweet and lightly booze on the palate. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, dates, raisins, figs. Tasty
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Not sure of year but it is silver wax and hand numbered #277. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that dissipates leaving decent lacing. Aroma is rich roasty chocolate with anise notes as well as bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is fairly sweet but with good compensating bitterness, bourbon and oaky vanilla present but do not overpower the underlying roasty mocha molasses notes. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Actually really well put together. I admit I had low expectations, but this has far exceeded them.
Chalumeaux (567) - 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 (4993) - 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 (1694) - 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 (3878) - 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 (2312) - 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!!!