rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice sweet bourbon aged. Dark black pour. Nose of milk chocolate, vanilla, and booze. A little bitterness in the taste as well. Fairly well balanced and an almost light mouthfeel for a stout. Nothing really pops but good stuff anyway.
Wobbles1 (7) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice milk chocolate flavor, mild bitterness, quite sweet. Just about everything I would want in a nice dessert beer to go alongside just about anything.
TheBlackCloud (21) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
For me personally this is the best beer on the planet. Amazing taste, aroma, pours great and will send you flying into oblivion in no time.
darb85 (35) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask pull at New Holland. To bad you can’t always get cask Pull really wakes up beer.Smooth with mild alcohol finish. Sweet
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours black with a finger of tan head that fades into a frothy ring with a little lacing. S: Roasted malts, semi-sweet cocoa, and vanilla dominate with some oak and bourbon aromas underneath. T: Roasted malts here as well with some dark chocolate and vanilla flavors. The oak and bourbon are more present in the flavor with some notes of burnt sugar and caramel. The finish is lightly boozy. M: Medium-thick body with moderate carbonation, this beer is a bit more carbonated and lighter in body than many barrel aged stouts, but it avoids being overly carbonated or too watery. O: An enjoyable beer overall and one of the more underrated stouts out there. It's not really on the same level as the best barrel aged stouts, but it's also a lot more reasonably priced and accessible than most examples.
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joshualvsjenny (6) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful brew... I'm getting roasted malt, bourbon, coffee on the nose. Taste more of the same on pallet, with th addition of vanilla and chocolate.. Not heavy and not to thin on the mouth feel... Over all I really enjoyed this brew, will defiantly be picking up more.
Criz (27) - - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great cold weather drink. The ABV warms you up as you drink it. Poured smooth dark black from the bottle with a thin tan head. Aroma is of bourbon, smooth mouth feel with a coffee, chocolate,vanilla flavor profile. I continue to enjoy this release year after year.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black on tap with bubbly cream head that leaves good lace. Aroma is big on the barrel, tannic oak and booze with a hint of lactose. Taste is definitely a bourbon barrel stout, chocolate and vanilla with hints of roast. Warms you nicely on the way down.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle date: unk
A: black, finger of light cream foam falls to a broken sheet.
S: smells like lactos, some coffee. Pretty simple.
T: flavor is interesting. Some toffee, vanilla tones, oak, some figs, some anise and some grape.
M: near velvet, medium bodied with a semi dry finish.
O: not a bad beer. Better on tap I bet.
Serving type: bottle
kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very warm and inviting appearance, nice dark brown color, two finger head that lasts for awhile. Delicious vanilla and malt aroma. It actually tastes stronger than a 10% ABV; slight burn as it travels down the throat, perfect for a cold day.