cobaink2 (151) - 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 (1908) - - 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 (36) - 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 (301) - - JAN 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 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.
EDIT FOR 2014 EDITION: Bottled 11.04.14. Poured from a bomber into a chalice on 03.14.15.
A: Bourbon, mint, oregano, bay leaf, plastic, and some milk chocolate. Wat.
A: Midnight black body. 2 finger off white head that recedes to foam and a large ring.
T: Mint, plastic, oregano, and bay leaf dominate. Woodiness, slight bourbon, and char are subtle.
P: Smooth and creamy,
O: This was such a perfect beer last year. The bourbon is barely there now. Mint and plastic dominate and linger forever now. What happened? I thought that my palate was messed up, so I ate some crackers and the same terrible flavor was there in subsequent sips. 3 bottles tasted the same and went down the drain.
Doofgoblin (402) - 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 (870) - 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 (214) - 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 (693) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2015 Awesome stout, huge coffee notes along with a burnt malt flavour - the bourbon barrels give it a bite!
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz tulip glass on tap at Beer Revolution’s Edmonton location pours black in color with a small light brown head which leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate and coffee with some roasted grain notes. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain bitterness and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A well crafted brew that is a good example of the style and definitely recommended.