rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet dark cherries with the bourbon notes shining through. Flavor is more dark cherry with vanilla and a slight alcohol burn with a rounded finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
probstblueribbon (3216) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with ruby highlights and a decent light mocha head.
Aroma: A bit bright and savoury, peppery, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, molasses, a touch smoky, brown sugar and a sweet toffee note, a little vanilla, some nice maltiness that seems to be overridden by that odd savoury/peppery aroma.
Palate: Medium-full body with restrained carbonation and a syrupy feel.
Flav.: Very sweet and rich dark maltiness, milk chocolate abounds, with some molasses and vanilla, coconut, barrel character is nicely integrated, slightly peppery/spicy, quite good...could temperature be the reason for the weird aromas?; sweet with balancing bitterness and a long, boozy, richly malty and slightly peppery finish.
This is a big momma Dragon.
vandc01 (159) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle purchased from Costco - Vintage 2014.
Aroma - probably one of my first bourbon barrel stouts, and this appears to be a good example. Definitely smell the bourbon along with chocolate and cocoa.
Appearance - Jetblack pour and the head almost immediately dissipated - probably due to the 11% ABV
Taste - Wow...super smooth. Can taste dark chocolate, cherries and a small alcohol burn.
Palate - Nice bite at the end...great lingering affect.
Overall - Should have picked up 2 bottles, one to drink and one to cellar. A top notch stout.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ours dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Tastes of vanilla, oak, bourbon, and mild milk chocolate. Nice after dinner beer! Well balanced and delicious. Remarkably smooth and deceptively high in alcohol. Tastes like a strong milk stout. Finishes with a lingering vanilla flavor. Fantastic!
Maverick34 (2494) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Inky dark pour. Tiny tannish head. Deep mocha and espresso and some vanilla. Goos
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is lovely. Really rich and sweet with a heavy cocoa and chocolate aroma. There is a little bit of bourbon bit itís quite well-integrated into the final product. Rich and intense but still well-balanced. Delicious.
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from t eh LCBO. Black pour with a tiny tan head. Nose of coffee, wood, burnt caramel, raisin and chocolate with some lighter hints of vanilla and smoke. Lightly sweet molasses with a light tartness of red fruit and a light booziness. Medium full sticky mouth soft carbonation.
alliance100 (912) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle - pours black with thin white head . Aromas of oak and vanilla . Taste is sweet bourbon , slight alcohol heat and loads of smooth vanilla . Solid .
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from the LCBO. pours black with a tan head. big impy nose, the barrel is there but not upfront. the flavour is decent but lacks some bitterness to balance. bourbon, chocolate, coconut, marshmellow, wood. its a decent beer but not the best BA IMPY STOUT.
CacheManyHose (334) - HONG KONG - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch cola-black with almost no tan head. Smells of oak, raisin, anise, dessert wine - sweet and rich though not overpowering. Tastes of acidic burnt malt, cola, wood, nuts, raisin. Bitter and sour. Body is sharp and acidic but very smooth, bitter clean finish. Barrel aged stouts are often too raisiny and sweet and boozy for me - this is all of those things (esp. in aroma) but not too big or unbalanced to be cloying.