italianjohn (2397) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan/khaki head and a little frothy with decent sticky striped lacing .... aroma of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, light oak, and light vanilla .... taste is of bitter dark chocolate, bitter hops, dark roasted malts and dry oak ... as it warms more of the vanilla and a hint of bourbon comes out with a decent spicy bite and a slight hint of booze .... finish is bitter and dry ... mouthfeel is slick and oily .... a nice solid imperial stout, but while the bourbon wasn’t all that evident the oak gave it some depth
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine JAX. Pours the part of any ole’ imply stout. Big bourbon nose. Taste is wood, vanilla, bourbon, anise. Lighter body than many BBRIS. Mild booze burn, over all decent.
cobaink2 (123) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at beer junction. It runs really hot. Lots of pepper and Mexican vanilla and some cinnamon. Lots of bourbon flavor but needs some time to rest.
conway (1687) - - JAN 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Jet black pour with little head. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon barrel. Taste has a bizarre Windex thing going on and also adds some prominent vanilla on the finish. Not sure what’s going on here.
redknob (34) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Salty toffee nose. Dark black with good legs. Bourbon cask aging provides a burnt caramel flavour with strong sweetness.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Label date of 12.30.13.
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 06.04.14.
A: 2 finger tan head that retains well. Midnight black body with some red at the bottom.
S: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate.
T: Vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate dominate. Fig, very slight roastiness, and cherry are subtle.
M: Creamy silk. Perfect carbonation. Not too chewy, just perfection.
O: This is a well rounded BBA stout. It has complexity and is perfectly balanced. There is some alcohol burn on the back end. This is regularly $5.99 to $6.99 in the Seattle area, which is an incredible value.
Doofgoblin (356) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Predicable. Yeah, it’s very bourbon, but the beer lacks some depth and body. The bourbon flavor is really on showcase here and really isn’t what I was looking for... aroma is bourbon with some roasted coffee notes. Taste is mostly bourbon with roasted coffee and faint vanilla.
maley1 (811) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with thick small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and bourbon notes, Taste of roasted malts, espresso, sweetened chocolate, caramel, vanilla and a nice subtle bourbon finish. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced, excellent beer!
slimspady (208) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour. Fat beige head. Nice lacing. Coffee, cocoa. Initial bourbon noted that strengthens as it warms and lingers on the palate.
books2brl (11) - - DEC 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent bourbon barrel stout. Good on the pallet and a nice finish. Had it in draft at city tap in DC.
MunBro (574) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Awesome stout, huge coffee notes along with a burnt malt flavour - the bourbon barrels give it a bite!