deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a vanilla bourbon note up front with some sweet dark grains and roasted malts supporting. Flavor has some thin dark grains with roasted malts and a bit of bourbon towards the finish.
BuckeyeBoy (5267) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is great roast malts vanilla brown sugar plenty of the bourbon barrel goodness and some booze. taste is more of the bourbon barrel notes vanilla brown sugar some coffee and plenty roast malts. This is very nice.
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Super dark pour. Some vanilla and wood. Somewhat rich. Maybe a little under carbonated. Good.
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at In De Wildeman. Pours near black with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, milk chocolate, molasses, fudge, light soy and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Birrananda (36) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Captivating aroma of barrel aged, sour head so delicate. Roasted caramel. More a barley wine than stout. Very rich bourbon truffle aftertaste.
Countbeer (5918) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber: Shared with Joes and Iluvatarmilan in tasters:
Fresh as in "I just opened the bottle" the bourbon ridiculously drives this beer insane in a unbalanced way.
After a day, I had a complete different beer, full oatmeal with some thick dark chocolate tones and malts/malt roast/chocomalt tones.
Bit spicy but very nice. Bourbon has faded very very much!
Aftertaste is quite the same, but becoming less stronger than in the actual taste.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, fuller bodied.
beersighted (134) - - FEB 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marble Brewery Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout - 11% abv. This jet black, viscous imperial stout has a distinct aroma of rye from bourbon barrel aging. The first sip is intensely sweet and memorable. I was taken aback by the distinct flavor that this beast unleashed on my palate. As he warmed up, its sweetness mellowed out leaving a relatively easy drinking anise flavored snifter of love.
DesertDevil (684) - Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Flanny’s. Typical heavy roasty aroma with coffee, burnt toast, molasses, slight bourbon and dank oak, dark chocolate, and some anise. Pitch black in color with a thin, dark khaki head. Lovely taste of dry roasted barley, baker’s chocolate mixed with powdered cocoa, vanilla beans, oak, mellow bourbon, and a hint of raisin and marshmallow. A solid barrel-aged stout.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade, thanks to Trukpro. Very dark brown pour with a finger of thick, creamy brown head. Retention of a thick ring throughout and great lacing. Immediately I am impressed by the nose of this brew. Full and rich, but very sweet. Toasted brown sugar, molasses, toffee… sweet, but not overtly sweet. Light barrel notes, anise, and modest roast. The complexities drop off in the taste; toffee, toasted malt, vanilla, and dark pitted fruits. Smooth and silky, but sweet. At least it’s not cloying, but I can’t get past sweet as a descriptor. The anise comes through more as it warms. Solid beer overall, nose is outstanding.
DrunkSanta410 (807) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 22ox bomber to glass. Pours an inky black with thin tan head. Aroma of oak, bourbon with sweet hints of chocolate and vanilla. Taste is bourbon forward with vanilla beans. Transitions to toasty chocolate with slight dark bitterness. Finishes with slight alcohol burn / booziness. Thick mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very bold stout. Uniquely done. A definite must try.