OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012 Bourbon Barrel
12oz served in a snifter.
A - Pours a dark brown almost black with highlighted edges. Small kahki head creates wispy patterns of micro thin bubbles.
S - Chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toasted but sweet caramel/toffee, chocolate liqueur, bourbon comes out more as it warms.
T/M- Firm chocolate malts, wrapped in vanilla oak, cherry notes, caramel/toffee, maple sweetness, bourbon comes out later, earthy roasted bitterness, and bitter leafy green hops combine with a bourbon alcohol character on the finish.
M - Heavy side of medium body, creamy and fluffy carbonation, but the ethanol thins it out. A tad hot on the finish but seems to work.
I love how this beer shifts from a strong but rounded vanilla oak characeter at first but transitions into a serious bourbon character as it warms up. A very inviting aroma, and wonderfully melded flavors. This is to sipped on preferably around a fire.
Serving type: bottle
KY_Beerhead (19) - - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definite Bourbon aroma and taste with traces of vanilla and coffee. This is a very good stout. Bought a 4-pack at a convenience store in Michigan for $17. For that price I could have found a very decent bourbon back home.
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Current Year (not aged).
APPEARANCE ? pours perfectly black, as you?d expect. Thin white head with little staying power.
NOSE ? extremely light bourbon scent.
FLAVOR ? a fairly mellow bourbon flavor, more balanced than most bourbon barrel stouts on the market today.
NOTES ? one of the better bourbon barrel aged stouts today. Nicely balanced and mellow.
PastorGreg (2) - - JUN 21, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The hint of whisky is immediately noticeable in both aroma & palate. The beer is thick & dark. It has a complex flavor & you will notice two very distinct flavor experiences. The first as it hits the palate & the second after it has gone down. A very potent beer at 11 percent ABV. I have sampled this brew from the bottle & from the tap at the brewery in Michigan. I like it a lot.
Austin_Ripper (48) - Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like bourbon.. a little coffee, but mostly bourbon. Black with a creamy head with a little bit of red in it. Tastes like coffee and chocolate with just a little of the burn from the oak barrel. My new favorite beer, simply amazing.
legion242 (2333) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep black with no head. Strong nose of malt and liquor. Very warming in the mouth and belly.
maximet (136) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a nice brownish fading head. Superb hot chocolate aroma, a little roasted and nuts, hint of coffee. Mainly sweet. Full body, thick brew with a soft carbonation, long chocolate finish.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a one finger light tan head that vanishes leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Molasses and malt nose and taste is bourbon, sweet malt and molasses. High ABV (label has 11%) is hidden. $4.80 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
dyetube (1313) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In tap at On Rotation. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas are cherries, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. The mother is dry and bitter with a heavy body and light carbonation. Cheers!
HappyHandsClub (18) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Available year round, an unpretentious imperial stout which does not leave a chocolate taste lingering in the mouth. Goes down easy and smooth. Civilized and well balanced.
high_on_hops (777) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a solid black with a short tan head and lots of lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon, dark malt, and some toast. The flavor is dark malt, chocolate, and bourbon throughout with a semisweet finish over a heavy body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone