SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle. I get the whisky but its not good and is all harsh with no sweet or fruity/vanilla. A little paint thinner and chocolate in the aroma. Dry and boozy with a burning finish. Oy. This is... interesting. Sorry guys, if I wanted a shot of whisky I’d take it.
jahshuwuh (454) - USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cola black with half finger khaki head. Smells of musty, oak bourbon, chocolate, cherry, malty. Taste is roasty charred hops, cigarette ash, musty oak, bakers chocolate, cocoa. Sweet chocolate malt back end with some caramel malt, a little vanilla. Good balance, a bit spice, but mostly roasty chocolate ash. Enjoyable.
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Christpuncher (1560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very scotchy and bourbony barrel aged beer Kind of sweet flavor with a smokey flavor. Had a bottle pour at kasers. Smells smokey
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kaser (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black pour from 22oz bottle at home, from justin. thick pallette - creamy. heavy bourbon taste - vanilla and mild cocoa notes. full flavored for sure. not bad.
Mindwarp (99) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Head looks thick with a little bit of lacing on glass. Aroma is sweet whisky with a slight hint of chocolate deep in the background. Taste is whisky but not overpowering.(Disclaimer- finished a Southern Tier Choklat before this so any hint of chocolate in the taste probably wont be detected by me.) Overall a really good B.A Stout.
jrodooo5 (1120) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful black pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves a large ring of lacing. The aroma is licorice, coffee, chocolate, and booze. The taste is light and creamy upfront and finishes bitter on the palate making this more of a sipping beer. This is a rich and flavorful imperial! Makes for a great dessert beer!
BuckeyeBoy (2932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours out almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is vanilla bourbon oak roast malts and some chocolate. Taste is as the nose with a nice booze bourbon barrel kick vanilla chocolate malts and some light smoke.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Starts out incredibly smooth and balanced. Roasted malts, chocolate, and the obvious but not overpowering whiskey presence. Like the other Nebraska barrel projects, super smooth. The only thing preventing a 4.5 here is a little heat in the flavor as the beer warms, but it is approaching world class even so."
Oakes (13021) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite dark, classic rich vanilla and brown sugar impy, sweet, boozy, rich dark malts, has some basic vanilla, touch of booziness. A straightforward bourbon impy.
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to Dennoman .
Pours black, huge white head .
Smell is rather sweet , ashy, dark malts . Taste is chocolate , coffee, bit bitter , some oats . Low carbonation . Nice
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, 07/02/2014. Pours deep black, thick fluffy light tan head, great retention and copious, sticky lacing. Aroma is powdered baker’s chocolate, solid roast base, coffee overtones, marshmallow, red fruit with sweetish whiskey finish. Taste is dark chocolate syrup, held in check by strong roast and coffee notes, licorice, hops noticeable towards the finish, prominent whiskey lingering in the aftertaste. Thick, dense body. Nice.