ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color that isn’t entirely opaque. The mocha-colored head is nice and creamy, and about two fingers high. It fades down to about a half finger after a while, and leaves nice rings of lacing on the glass.
S: Wow, this is sweet. There isn’t much bourbon on the nose...but there is a solid oak presence, giving off very strong vanilla notes. Beneath the vanilla are strong chocolate and molasses tones. Aromatically, it strikes me as an enjoyable-yet-straightforward dessert beer.
T: There is a bourbon presence here, but it’s pretty basic...the vanilla notes are massively bold yet they lack the additional subtleties of a BCBS or Parabola to make them stand out. I also notice touches of chocolate; otherwise, this is more or less a vanilla/tannin bomb. Even a single 12 oz bottle can become wearisome to drink.
M: Quite sweet, yet with a drying, tannic finish. I’d actually reckon it’s a bit too tannic on the back end, verging into mild harshness. I could also use a bit more body to properly support how syrupy the texture is.
O: It’s not undrinkable, however its sweetness is way too fatiguing. Even worse, the beer itself seems designed to showcase the barrel notes, but they’re far too basic to really succeed at that, either. For about 6 oz, I thought this was pretty good; for the other 6 oz, I couldn’t wait for it to end. So, if you’re gonna try it, make sure you split it with a friend, and don’t expect BCBS.
lukin (530) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Dark black pour with tan head. Coffee, chocolate, boozy, some light wood. sweet with creamy mouthfeel, warming. Nice beer.
Dorkenstein (177) - - 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 (585) - 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 (153) - 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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