AndyW68 (1358) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice black pour with tan head. Aroma is chalky cocoa and roast malt. Taste is chocolate,wood, mild bourbon and roasted malt. Very enjoyable. Perfect for a bonfire on a cool night.
Thisis12ptfont (1086) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of dark grains, chocolate, dark wort and licorice. Pours black with almost no foam. Taste brings dark chocolate, dark grain malt, roasted barley, black licorice, milk chocolate and some smoke. Finish leaves chocolate, hints of wood and smoke on the palate. Overall, very basic barrel aged imperial stout. No bourbon was present. It just didn’t bring much to the table. Disappointing.
blahbobbyblah (36) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle with my own hands without spilling. Dark as my soul and as strong as my heart. 11% which serves me well on a day like this.
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Biere_Dieu (10) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet malty front with a hint of molasses fades to bitter in the centre of the palate and remains sweet on the edges. Enjoying it with a spicy pizza, I'd pair it with spice, curry or sharp aggressive cheese, smoke and bbq would be good too. Densely dark with a light lacy froth, I'd be really curious to try this on nitro.
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Zymurgeist2 (1644) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. Chocolate and slight bourbon. Deep brown with brown head. Wish it was slightly warmer to judge
thepatrickman (596) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Michael (misterburd) -- cheers, buddy! For a pretty mass-produced beer, this is extremely good. Strong bourbon aroma and flavor, but New Holland’s kept the mouthfeel smooth and the flavor complex.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Dark pour. Malty nose with Bourbon and chocolate in the background. Sweet mild chocolate malt with Bourbon flavors, vanilla in the background. Easy to drink. Thin palate and dry finish.
gEUS (1676) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle kindly shared by Jan Wilmsen - thanks Jan! Pours dark brown with almost no head. Very enjoyable nose of sweet cartamel, roasted and burnt malts, and sweet alcohol, all nicely balanced. Medium body, with enough bitterness not to make it a dull beer. Tad of alchohol in the finish. Taste is sweet roasted malts and brown chocolate. A nice treat!
KCWarrior (9) - Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2016 Bourbon Barrel Stout. Roasted malt with vanilla and oak. Bourbon taste in the throat and nose but not overpowering.
beertholomeus (1569) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, cream, vanilla, bourbon, oak and chocolate aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Vanilla, cream and chocolate finish. 2015.