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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Batch #1. Class V Stout aged for 8 months in a bourbon barrel. 200 bottle release.
Occasionally released in kegs as Class X.

FirmButtstone's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Dark black with no head unfortunately. This didn’t hurt the flavor, nice dark chocolate and coffee notes, what you would expect for an imperial stout. The bourbon came through very nice on this one, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 26, 2013
On draft at KRBC. This one has insane bourbon aroma. I tasted lots of vanilla fudge type flavors. I loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Very similar to base beer, but actually think the bourbon kind of owns this one and not in a great way. Ok, just one-dimensional BA stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6074) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
(Draught) jet black, soapy tan head. Nose of raisins, light ash, bourbon, tiny bit of manurey smell. Taste is sweeter than desired, raisin, vanilla, milk choc, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1547) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Kern Class X August 2013: Draft. Body is dark brown with almost no head. Lots of sugary vanilla bourbon on nose. Body is softly carbonated, flavor is rich with bourbon, some cola notes, toasted barley. The subtle smokiness and chocolate of Class V is overpowered here; the overall balance is a bit off, dominated by simple hot bourbon notes. Still worth a try though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap - just got lucky this was on tap while I was at the brewpub. Pours opaque black with a medium super creamy tan head and great lacing. Aroma is bourdon, dark roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, light bitter, light woody astringence. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On draught during the Citra release on 02/01/2013. The beer pours black with a medium foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and bourbon. Full-bodied with flavors of burnt malt, bourbon and dark chocolate. The finish is boozy with a lingering oaky bourbon aftertaste. Good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Nitro pour at brewery. Nose is BIG hit of bourbon vanilla, oak, booze. Not very pleasant as the stout portion is almost completely missing. Appearance is dark with thin tan head bit, fades fast. Not too thick. Taste is bourbon on bourbon again the stout is not very present. Palate is thin and surprisingly not too hot considering the bourbon bomb. Overall i’m not sure i’d swing in for this again. It’s a huge dose of bourbon on an already easy drinking stout and really overpowers the base beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Nitro at Toronado SD. Thanks to richiesd for the hook up. Poured an opaque, muddy, dark brune to black. Nose is heavier barrel: toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, butter, spicy wood, savory rendered fat. Taste is tart, lemony, thin with a lot of coffee sweetener. Bit disappointed with this one as well, but very thankful to have tried it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
The bourbon is definitely prominent in the aroma. Taste as well with a sweet molasses taste mixing with it. Alcohol aftertaste. Very, very smooth and more dominantly bourbon than most bourbon barrel stouts I've had. A great dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
March 4, 2011 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel: corked & caged (one litre?) bottle via trade with irishboy. Thin-looking ruby, not opaque, virtually no head. Aroma is dominated by oak and bourbon sweetness, background alcohol and roast. Taste - wow, huge bourbon, vanilla, tannin and alcohol - quite unbalanced, but if you like bourbon (I DON’T), this is for you - the beer and roast are not just in the backseat, they are in the truck wrapped in a sleeping bag. Thin and slick mouthfeel. mild carbonation, a build-up of vanilla and sweet booziness on my palate - not my thing (sorry, Richard!).

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