MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bug black pour huge thick fluffy brown head. Big toasty malt aroma hints of chocolate touch of vanilla and a bit of alcohol. Thick palate a little fluffy. Choclolates a touch of vanilla a little over roast hint if coffee tiny hint of bourbon and butter notes. OK a bit dissapointing for the ratings I saw.
lb4lb (2210) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is very cherry like... unexpected. Chocolate covered cherries. black with thick tan head. Taste is medium dark chocolate and a cherry twang? Bourbon in the finish. Pretty good and unique. Body is a bit thin for style but still a bit creamy. Pretty nice but really threw me from what I expected which is nice sometimes.
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
06.04.2014, 0,65l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, dark fruits, licorice, coffee, dark sugar, caramel, oak, grass. Taste is slightly sweet and oaky, dark malts, dark fruits, sour coffee, grass, caramel, sweet licorice, oak, paper, dark sugar. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough, but still far from the sweet vanilla bourbon delight that I really like these kind of beers to be.
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery, pours deep purple black, massive brown head. Big bourbon nose, malt, alcohol. Bourbon is strong on the palate, a bit sweet, roasty, alcohol. Wet finish.
beechner224 (404) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste is the same. Ok beer.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Christmas present from my in-laws… I am feelin’ the love for sure! Opened mid-January, 2014. Pours a dark brown body with two fingers of creamy tan head. Nice ring throughout and spotty lacing here and there. The nose is downright inviting; a mellow bourbon, roast, and chocolate aroma. It’s been 4-5 years since I’ve had the base beer (I need to change this, asap), but the barrel treatment really works. Light char and ash, chocolate, and mild espresso. The amount influence from the bourbon barrel is spot-on and complimentary. Nice finish of roast and bourbon and maybe it’s my imagination, but there seems to be a mild dose of floral hops. It blows me away how easy drinking this is. Sure there are some heartier or more complex offerings in the style, but this is sublime. At $6.99 you’d be hard pressed to find a better bba impy...
Howlader (416) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Not a very boozy bourbon barrel - very good.
radio_nowhere (697) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into snifter glass, jet black with a finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, fresh fruit (berries), roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, light coffee, vanilla, caramel and anise. Taste adds notes of smoke, burnt marshmellow, coconut, milk chocolate, licorice and some wood. Heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, rich with lingering roasty char finish. A smoke-chocolately BA IRS, quite tasty.
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, moderate to small tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, light roast, lesser notes of darker fruit. Medium to full bodied, somewhat thin mouthfeel, lacks complexity but still pretty tasty.
gendv138 (336) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at ChurchKey, 4 ounce pour into a mini snifter. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, caramel. Tasting notes of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate fudge, oak. Good barrel aged stout though I think I prefer the non-barrel aged version.
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours opaque deep dark cola with quick dissipating espresso head. S - pretty simple. Toasted malts, molasses, cereal grains and chocolate. M - thinner than expected. Low carb. Dry and sticky. T - toasted malts, raw cacao, vanilla, dry toasted oak. O - good, but simple. No real bourbon notes. 3.6