OnTheTrail (352) - Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep dark brown, thick light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is mostly coffe, espresso. Taste is espresso, cola, almost milky sweetness, petillant carbonation, some bitterness on the finish.
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice looking but just a gross marketing driven trademarked product from the dark underbelly of contract brewing. Thin on taste, body, and I do not live the sour lactic tang.
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dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with small head. Aroma: beautiful aroma of fresh coffee, dark roasted malt. Taste: coffee, roastiness, some acidity (like from black coffee). Great one but I do not really smell/taste the barrel.
growler6 (127) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee aroma on the nose, certainly smells better than it tastes. Vanilla and bourbon up front and a bit astringent as it goes down the hatch. Mouth feel is watery for a stout. OK.
pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Black colour with small beige head, poor retention. Sweet toffee nose with decent barrel aroma, some roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, some coffee, caramel and woody, earthy notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture, roasty and a bit boozy finish. Not bad, but ist like a demo version of this style.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a snifter.
2.5 A: Dark brown color. I couldn’t get much of a head to form, even with an aggressive pour.
3.25 S: Smells like a weasel or a muskrat with a dirty earthy vibe. Big leather from the barrel, supply roasted coffee. Like all of their beers, the barrel is the focus. Oak, vanilla, toastiness, caramel, apple, and toffee. Not a whole lot of stout going on though. Still, the barrel and coffee smell nice.
3.0 T: Again, mainly coffee and barrel. Coffee is the strongest flavor. Oak, leather, and vanilla follow. Caramel and apple. Tastes more like a cup of coffee than an imperial stout.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking in creaminess but not too bad here.
2.75 D: It’s not bad, but it’s not much of a beer.
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jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of coffee, bourbon, vanilla, caramel and some chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with caramel, coffee, roast, chocolate and vanilla. Good stuff.
wrlangin (150) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very thin for stout. Seems like a bourbon barrel porter more than a stout. Strange taste. Probably the worst bourbon barrel stout that I have tasted.
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Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brother in-law. Pours opaque,thin mocha/ khaki head, lace spots but minor. Nose is deep dark roast malt. Nose is pure coffee. Tastes bitter, coffee, sweet.
kramer (5826) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body with a small fizzy beige head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is slightly sweet with some dark caramel, a slight bourbon note, minimal wood, coffee, and some dark chocolate. The flavor is not quite as sweet as I was expecting, it’s a bit weak and bland really. Just the slightest character from the barrel, more coffee than anything. Minimal alcohol flavor, especially for an 8% ABV. Lighter bodied with a slight cling on the finish and light fizzy carbonation. Meh, a little boring this one.