Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a dark, purplish brown color with a nice brown head and strong lacing. Aroma was very pleasant, with a nice blend of roasted malts and oak. Mouthfeel was okay. Flavor wasnít as bold as I had expected, especially for the ABV. Hints of chocolate, oak, alcohol, toffee, and coffee. This was a nice big offering from New Holland.
mrohia (135) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
China Cottage, Dayton, draft. Stinging chocolate extract aroma. Dark root beer appearance. Strong alcohol taste, sharp chocolate. Head doesn't last as long as I expected. Taste more like a liqueur than a beer. Could not drink a lot.
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cincidude87 (1) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the best bourbon barrel ales I have ever had. Sweet, oakie, and smokey with hints of caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Big hit of alcohol but that is to be expected with a high gravity beer. Great mouth feel, all around excellent.
bballin3000 (1) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great barrel aged beer for the price and availability. Nice oak flavor combined with a very good sweet, chocolate base. Will definitely make this one to always have on hand and aging
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MacBoost (1245) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 vintage. Pours a very dark brown with ruby red edges and a small tan head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, chocolate, some roast. Taste is semi sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of marshmallow, oak, vanilla and a huge dose of chocolate. Alcohol is kept in check. Very nice chocolate expression without being cloying. This is a very nice imperial stout that quite frankly, far exceeded my expectations. Finish is oaked chocolate. Very nice.
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma toasty malt and coffee. Medium full body. Alcohol very well hidden. A little carbonation. Roasted malt, coffee and cola flavors, bit of oak. Flavors decent, drinkability good, but somewhat lacking in richness.
mporritt (15) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared 2012 bottle. Thick and roasty. Smooth despite the 10% abv. Big oak and vanilla with supporting bourbon. Ages nicely.
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Paper hotel cup
From: World Market in Mooresville, N.C.
Purchased: July 31, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 2, 2014
Misc.: Vintage 2014, but missed the rest of the other stuff
Poured a black color with two fingers of tan head. Above average lacing on the sides of the cup. Above average retention on the top of the cup.
Smelled fudge, dark chocolate, maple syrup, toffee, caramel, bourbon, candied chocolate and chocolate syrup.
Tasted caramel, toffee, chocolate syrup, fudge, bourbon, vanilla, candied chocolate and fig newton. Pretty tasty.
Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
A pretty awesome beer. Wish I would have grabbed some more.
mjaoude (1) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth malty deliciousness. Bourbon barrel adding adds a wonderful touch to the overall complexity
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, sweet, chocolate, liquorice, bitter roast malts.
Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
logging this in from untappd to synchronize all my beers into rate beer for better statistics.