dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours like coffee with some light shining through on the edges with a minimal head. aromas of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and slight coconut. the taste is very roasty with tons of coffee, I am not picking up a ton of bourbon but there is some vanilla present. Mouthfeel is pretty thin for a stout especially one at 8 percent abv. I am not saying this is bad but it is kind of weak for the style.
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Una birra che colpisce molto per il suo torbato esplosivo che lascia sul palato e la lingua tracce di bourbon con note di vaniglia e cacao. Poco carbonata e corposa, scende molto bene anche se l’alcolico del bourbon non risulta indifferente. Calorosamente consigliato l’assaggio.
italarican (1138) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Jockstraps. Thin midnight pour. Aroma is dark caramel malt, oaky, and bourbon. Thin palate with nice robust bourbon and wood flavor, but the chocolate malt is thin. Nice bourbon barrel character, but the stout itself is a bit flat.
bytemesis (2133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is bourbon and roastiness, lactose, coffee. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, very coffee forward with light bourbon. Lightish body, high carbonation, bit of astringence. Not blowing me away, but highly drinkable. Haters...
GTPpilot (16) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An easy drinking stout. Nice subtle bourbon flavor, nothing over powering. Very enjoyable.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, no bourbon at all, still a bit of coffee and cocoa notes but no barrel and thin.
Maarten1993 (76) - - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells good. However, there is too less carbonation with negatively effects the appearance and the taste. Taste is coffee-like, average. However, the after drunk is very watery, bad mouthfeel. Average beer.
Bushwackzaq (2) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: slight bourbon, coffee, sweet, caramel, earthy
Appearance: light in color for a stout, medium brown,minimal head
Taste: medium sweet, coffee, dark chocolate, light bourbon
Palate: medium body, thick texture, light carbonation, bitter coffee finish
Overall: As a bourbon drinker, this beer did not deliver on the bourbon barrel favors expected in a beer aged in bourbon barrels, the stout qualities of this beer are overwhelmed by the coffee flavors and failed to meet my expectations for a stout in this price range. The coffee used as an addition to this beer overwhelm the bourbon and take away from the roast of the stout. Overall a decent beer to drink but don’t put it on my tab.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, butter, bourbon and roast. Malty and buttery flavor with some bourbon character before a roasty coffee finish.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, dark, reddish edges, brown color, and tan head. The smell is pepper, paper, malt, roast, toast, and ok. The taste is sweet, roast, chocolate, wood, and eh.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Blackburn color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of oak, bourbon, coffee, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, oak, vanilla, and chocolate with off notes of cardboard.