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 wasn’t 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.
Dorkenstein (174) - - OCT 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bourbon barrel and alcohol, roasted malts, dark chocolate in the aroma. Taste is first bourbon, then semisweet chocolate and roasted malts, lastly some plum and fig.
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Couleur : noire.
Apparence : opaque.
Malt rôti, chocolat noir, moyennement boisé (fût de chêne), léger de houblon résineux
Entrée de bouche : faibles notes fruitées (petits fruits) avec un léger goût boisé (fût de chêne) et de vanille
Un support de malt assez rôti avec un goût de chocolat noir, une légère amertume de houblon résineux aux notes herbeuses, ainsi que des traces de café.
En bouche :
Corps : moyenne.
Effervescence : moyenne.
Texture : moyennement crémeuse.
Finale : longue, moyennement amère de rôti, de chocolat, de houblon herbeux avec des notes boisées et d’alcool.
bdeon (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 Rich, malty and sweet. Feel the alcohol but don?t taste it immediately. Flavours of maraschino cherry, apricot, coffee, and dark chocolate.
N3lson1 (578) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a nonic glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Pours black with decent light brown head. Has nice roasty aromas with some hints of the bourbon barrel. Tastes wonderfully complex, the only negative is the bourbon flavor comes out just a bit too much, should have went with 90 days in the barrel, would have been perfect! Too be honest probably my favorite Bourbon Barrel beer too date!
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with small tan head. Aroma, vanilla, bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Medium body, alcohol upfront, chocolate, vanilla, and some bitterness.
DWestrick (501) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. wicked imperial stout. Strong, intense flavor. Also pretty unique with the bourbon approach. Nice beer
Scouser (312) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Pours a black, with beige head and some slight lacing. Chocolate, lactose, alcohol, oak, and coffee. A very nice beer.
rollsrace (67) - - SEP 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the bourbon barrel stout. Found at giant eagle 15 bucks for 4 bottles. Plainly said it’s awesome. Good bourbon finish. Not too much chocolate. 11% alcohol helps
HoppyScallywag (152) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolatey and warm burn. It's easy to drink but really good. Stays on the palate nicely.
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Angelmonster (153) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is review of 2013 vintage
Pours a black body with a 1/4th inch tan head. Head retention is above average for style and lacing is average.
Smell is of bourbon, licorice, rye, and some fig and prune. Getting some aromas of a quad or a doppelbock. Alcohol is moderate and hops aren’t present.
Taste is similar to smell with more of an emphasis on the bourbon. Decent amount of heat upfront with spice notes and burnt oak throughout. A little vanilla combats the booze, no hops detected.
Mouthfeel is decently carbonated with a thin amount of foam to coat the tongue. Body is full and alcohol leaves an astringent feeling on the roof of my mouth.
Overall beer was good but a little rough around the edges. Alcohol was still very present for being two years old. Thought the flavors were kinda jumbled around, can’t say I would buy again.