SG111 (416) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 2014 vintage. Pours black with very small tan head. Aroma is brimming with bourbon, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, chocolate, Really excellent smelling beer. Flavor is bourbon character, vanilla, chocolate, fairly standard for a bourbon-aged beer, but the balance is just perfect. Really not too boozy. Phenomenal.
AwesomeBeer1 (1) - - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I have been drinking beer for 29 years, awesome beer for about 27 of thos years. This beer is one you could go back to over and over again. I’ve had this on tap and in bottles, and haven’t one regretted one penny that I’ve spent on dragons milk. Rich, smooth and sting all at the same time is difficult to achieve when brewing beer at this scale, but they did it with this brew. I have had many other Bourbon barrel stouts and ales, and the only My gf and I liked better (yes, lucked out and found a hot woman that insists on great beer..damn!) was the seasonal brew BackWoods Bastard...but, good luck finding that anywhere.
Lucan (5) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 15, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown in color. Creamy, brownish head stays satisfactionary long. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon and wood. Alcohol hided well behind taste. In aftertaste I think I feel a little alcohol, but it is not disturbing. Almost perfect beer.
onceblind (5179) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thin beige cap. Nice nose that’s sweet but not syrupy; chocolaty but roasty, with just a kiss of oak barrel. Delightful flavor of the same; light chocolate, light roast, light oak barrel. Nothing really vies for dominance but it’s still full bodied. A light roasty oak char comes through a little more strongly on the finish.
pacv27 (53) - - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque black in color with a 1 finger light tan head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate with an oaky character. Medium-Heavy mouthfeel. The bourbon definitely plays a dominant role in this beer staying present until the very end of each sip. Dark chocolate, vanilla and molasses flavors also come through. Lacks complexity overall. Not much alcohol warmth for an 11% abv. Not a bad substitute for Goose Island Bourbon County.
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schwarzes Bier. Geruch nach Kaffee, Bourbon, Vanille. Am Gaumen Kaffee, Süße, Vanille. Cremig, top.
Beerhunter111 (9700) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, reife Früchte, holzig. Geschmack intensiv schokoladig, Kaffee, reife Früchte, gering holzig, klasse!
turbidwater (3) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
This has the delicious flavor and smell of bourbon, but without much of the burn. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel like a warm blanket for your tongue. Little more of the alcohol flavor than other barrel aged beers I’ve had.
hopwine (492) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oaky/vanilla, light chocolate nose. Flavor is same, dominated by fudgey/brownie maltyness and a significant oak presence. Solid but pretty simple.
dresden (1073) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Feel like ive had this before but here we are. 2012 edition. Oaky vanilla aroma. Flavour is woody and boozy, some chocolate, lots of bourbon. Light bodied for a beer of this magnitude. Pretty good.