czar (7384) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours unclear medium dark brown, red tint, with a reviving light beige cap, minimal retention and lacing. stale coffee, roasted grains, roasted acidity - almost tart; citrus, pine, booze, plain dark malts akin to a poor black ipa, spicy berries, tons of pepper, cigarette buts, hint of vanilla. light carboantion, light body - slightly watery - clearly lacking for style; acrid and ashy-coffee finish. disgusting.
redtechnj (292) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Ink black with a thin off white head, below average lacing.
Aroma-Roasted malts, bourbon,coffee.
Flavor- Coffee, roasted malts, Chocolate, smoky oak, slight hint of bourbon.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle, split 2 ways at fridge temp. Pour is pretty dark but not pitch black. 1 finger head that fades to nothing. lots of coffee aroma, roasted malts a bit of chocolate, almost any barrel. This is just not good. sweet, fake pretty bland. almost no mouthfeel at all. tiny barrel presence, very weak. sadly, not good.
hoplover66 (67) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Espuma cremosa que desaparece rápidamente. Aroma de café, licor. Sabor tostado, café, alcohol, especias, se intuye un poco la madera del bourbon. Poco cuerpo, carbonatación baja. Postgusto bastante breve más bien dulce. No está mal, pero el precio es elevado para lo que ofrece.
Gearz (62) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2015
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle. Lovely jet black color with no head.
Coffee taste immediately up front but completely lacks any bourbon or
boozey after-taste that should follow a bourbon barrel aged beer. As a matter of fact, this tastes little more than cold coffee!
Wouldn't drink this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (4003) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle allowed to warm to about 50F then served in a snifter.
A: A very dark ruby-brown that is black in the glass but with reddish highlights at the edges when held up to the light. It starts with about a finger of light khaki head that quickly settles to a ring.
Aroma: Vanilla, roasted malts, light coffee, toasted bread, bourbon barrel and faint chocolate. Aroma is the strong point of this ale.
Flavor: lightly sweet. Bourbon barrel adds some vanilla, toffee, faint wood and, of course, bourbon. aftertaste
Feel: Carbonation is low. Body is medium. Smooth but with a light astringency. Some warming.
Overall: a good ale but only average, at best, for a Bourbon Barrel Stout.
Reginasaur (1) - Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, Hints of caramel, touch of bourbon. A bit underwhelming overall, but definitely good. Just not worth 12 dollars for four 355 ml bottles.
rondphoto (3749) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Nearly opaque dark brown color, beige rim head, thin streaks of lace that drop back in the drink. Aroma of malt and bourbon. Taste is carbonated malt with the addition of alcohol on the swallow. I smell the bourbon, but I don’t taste it. Actually a simple brew, easy enough to quaff, but not memorable.
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark espresso appearance with thin khaki head. Smoky, coffee, Bourbon, molasses and oak notes. Full-bodied and full-flavored.
Chalumeaux (944) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle black body with thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is smooth with notes of caramel and smoke.