ModernViking (11) - Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an amazing beer. This is the first aged oak barrel ale I have ever had and I want more. Admittedly I first thought this wasnít going to be any good because of it having a deep vanilla tone. I quickly discovered that deep vanilla tone is what gave this ale an amazing taste. Itís so good, Iím willing to overlook the fact that itís $9 a bottle.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick creamy head with great lacing; barrel aging has nice bourbon flavouring, a woody taste in the finish.
rxeight (438) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent stuff. Dark brown pour. Oaky some vanilla a touch of bourbon in there. Better than i expected.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pour. Great sweet/imperial stout here. Very smooth texture and the oak is nice.
hardypc (34) - - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 A nice dark pour from the bottle with a thick creamy head forming on top leaving some wonderful lacing as the glass empties. The barrel aging gives a hint of wood and bourbon flavouring, but nothing overpowering. Get more of a woody taste than bourbon.
dougdecinces (109) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very good beer. I had this in a group of tastings with about 4-6 other RISí and this was the best. Full-bodied, nice chocolatey flavor. Solid beer.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from the brew pub in Holland MI, served in a stem glass at a tasting at Danís. Pours deep black with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant, leaving behind a small amount of lace. On the nose, there is plenty of roast malt and molasses; this is complemented by chocolate, vanilla and oak. There are also hints of earth and delicate hops. The flavour is sweet molasses with vanilla, some chocolate and a hint of herbal hops that build towards the end. The finish long, with roasted malts, subtle hops and earth. On the palate, it is full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice creamy imperial milk stout. It is subtle and nicely complex. 2012-08-11
DeesterOSU (5) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma was smooth! It had hints of vanilla and hint of oak. The color is anice deep brown...almost purple. The taste is smooth as well, a hint of vanilla. Overall, I liked it a lot!
ChiGuy68 (112) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from a 22oz. bottle. Poured very dark with a brown head that leaves some lacing. It has layers of flavors. Delicious malt with hints of bourbon. I first tried this at the inaugural Beer Hoptapular in Chicago, where it took 2nd place. In my opinion they were robbed.
gabbama (201) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an almost opaque reddish brown with a thin tan head. The oak and bourbon notes dominate the aroma, backed up by chocolate, vanilla, and toast. Sweet flavor of chocolate and bourbon. Very rich, thick texture. Overall, very enjoyable to drink slowly.