Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is deep brown with big tan colored head and sticky lacing. Roasty, marshmallow, cocoa, bread, light coffee and earthy notes in the aroma. Taste is big marshmallows and graham crackers, some vanilla, toasted malt, espresso and wood with a semi-bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carboantion. Good stuff.
Iphonephan (5984) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub in Boulder CO. Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate nose. Flavors of cocoa with some smoky notes. Bitter roast finish.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mtn Sun. Pours brown with fine tan head, good retention and minimal lacing. Big vanilla aroma, oaky and sweet. Flavor is roasted, cocoa, vanilla, sweet, mild oaky. A very sweet, vanilla beer. Simple but unoffensive. Soft carbonation, medium body, and very smooth texture.
mfrato (110) - - FEB 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap during stout month at the brewery. Very possibly the best whiskey oak aged stout i have ever had. Pours midnight black with a dark white head. Huge whiskey aroma with notes of oak. Taste is classic stout but whiskey soon takes center stage. Amazing beer.
Camons (9827) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours black with a small creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, oak, vanilla, coffee, light smoke, fruit. Taste is malts, oak, plums, chocolate, vanilla, light smoke.Medium - full body, soft carbonation, slightly tart from the oak, fairly dry finish with light notes of alcohol. 280212
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine St pub, pour is dark black with off white head, aroma brings notes of slight smoke, vanilla, and bourbon in the forefront with big oak notes, hints of chocolate as well, but mainly oak and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, bourbon and then the oak really breaks through with tons of tannins, the sourness from the made it interesting but was definitely there, some slight chocolate and smoke notes, finishing fairly sweet. Interesting.
adnielsen (10446) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Vine Street location. Deep black appearance with a dark brown head. Dark roasted malts with some light oak and Bourbon hints. The Bourbon flavor is more pronounced in the flavor but still not very strong. Besides that, the flavor is just deep, slightly chocolate malts. Roasty finish.
onceblind (6937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Vine Street. Near black with a small light brown head. Faint aroma. Getting some roasted barley, and steak (?). General stoutiness. Tastes like, well, an oak aged stout. Very average stout flavors of chocolate and smokey malt, with an addition of some oakiness. Some faint vanilla with a dry finish. Lots of flavors that, to its credit, blend so seamlessly together that it’s hard to pick out anything specific.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub in Boulder. Pours a black body with a finger-width, brown, creamy head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, some roast, and a lighter dry oak. A light piney citrus and vanilla as well. Flavor is similar. Rich and sweet chocolates with some earth, roast, vanilla, and a light oak. Finishes dry, but rich with a light, resiny pine and oaky bitterness with a lengthy aftertaste. Medium to full body with a creamy carbonation. Overall, a solid stout. Rich and sweet with plenty of chocolate and a nice roast. The oak is subtle yet adds a nice touch of complexity. Very enjoyable.
notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer reminds me of flavored pipe tobacco - that sounds bad, but it isn’t - creamy, full mouthfeel - strong vanilla flavors - the toasted oak chips simply amplify this flavor - a hint of smoked malt adds equal parts campfire, tobacco, and toasted marshmallow - I like it, but the vanilla is too strong.