deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jay at the post NotB tasting, thanks! Poured black with a dark brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had a pretty strong coffee note with some roasted malts and a bit of chocolate as well as a light hint of bourbon. Flavor had smooth roasted malts with a strong coffee note but not much bourbon. Wish the bourbon would have come out a bit more on the tongue.
crossovert (4559) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Barrel Aged Breakfast". 500ml black-capped bottle.
It pours beautifully into my snifter. It is a dense, oily looking black with a foamy brownish tan head. The head sticks for awhile before receding with some lacing.
The smell is very nice. It has a lot of vanilla and oak scents from the barrels, it smells almost creamy. There is cocoa, wort, roasted malts and hints of hops and coffee under them.
The flavor is more like the original with a decent blast of coffee, some cocoa, and roasted malts. There is a hint of hops, oak, and spice. The sweetness I expected isn’t there. It is a very subtle BA beer.
I liked it as much as I liked the original .
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Thanks to Geokkjer] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of bourbon, oak wood, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Patricks .Pours jet black with a big beige head.Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, buorbon and caramel.Flavor is sweet and malty with roasted, coffee and caramel notes.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Nice buorbon vanilla flavors on top of an excellent beer.
swoopjones (4221) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black pour, darker tan head. oily body. chocolate, coffee notes, bourbon not as potent as expected. Vanilla, light black licorice notes too. Nice beer
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Thanks for sharing, thewolf! The aroma has roast, bourbon, some coffee and chocolate. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is moderate bitter, has roast, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, some coffee. Very full. Nice!
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with tan head, aroma has notes of roast, chocolate, some coffee, nuts, slight vanilla. Taste is nice with notes of roast and toffee, with some chocolate and coffee, finishing roasty, bitter and slightly sweet. Nice brew, but no real bourbon influences in the beer.
jredmond (4009) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2011 Bottle with baby streets and grandpa. Pours pitch black with nice off white lacing that sits atop my beer the entire time. Aroma is coffee, roast, chocolate and espresso. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy notes of chocolate, espresso, coffee, vanilla.
Beer3000 (3723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle @ Patricks (thanks to Yngwie). Black body with a big beige head. Aroma of medium roasted malt, coffee, mild whisky and strong vanilla. Flavor is sweet, roasted, dark malt, coffee, fruity hops, bitter and warming alcohol from Bourbon. It’s complex and very balanced, quite soft and a long, bitter finish that feels drier than in the beginning. A successfully barrel experiment, very nice.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium black body, a dark tan head rises at least five fingers, great retention and lace, plus the head looks puffy really good... a very disappointing nose, firstly its very weak, secondly the bourbon does not show off at all, mostly some light creamy coffee, thirdly the great notes of the base beer which I love in all other forms is missing... taste is better shows off the bourbon, but still pedestrian overall, taste is bland, a little light coffee, a hint of vanilla, putting me to sleep... on a plus side the mouthfeel is really nice... SO disappointing, the worst breakfast stout they’ve done, and a really pour barrel aged beer