matthewjk (803) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad try, but still paper thin for a stout. Instead of the melding together, the vanilla and bourbon flavors lead out of nowhere and are a tad incongruous with the beer. Mellow. Nice. Not great though.
Bjshades (150) - Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark black with little head, slight chocolate and coffee aroma, little to no bourbon coming through, not impressed
zoucrew102 (283) - - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Aroma is sweet caramel malt, bourbon and some coffee. Pours black with a good light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Sweet caramel malt with bourbon notes to start. Finishes smooth with a hint of coffee on the finish.
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nellycale (150) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours a dark black hue with a light brown head that dissolves with some lacing. Aroma of whiskey, coffee, sour milk, dark roasted malts. Taste mainly of coffee and sweet lactose, bourbon, vanilla.little chocolate and raisins. A little bitter ion the finish. A lighter body for a imperial stout. Fairly carbonated. Good but was expecting a lot more from this imperial stout.
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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 (1150) - 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 (2165) - 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 (17) - 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 (5642) - 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 (87) - - 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.