WortMan (18) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours very dark with a small however frothy head. The aroma is dominated by maltiness. The taste is damn good on the front, oaky, bourbon and chocolate in the middle and sickning sweet achocol on the end. I would have enjoyed it better with a slighty lower gravity so i could enjoy the complexity, without getting slapped in the face by the alcohol in the end.
jbrana (335) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth bodied with nice vanilla, caramel, and roasted barley. Boozy and sweet.
fakebeersnob (106) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
under-complicated review: I have had this before in bottles. Draft tonight for first time. This was my second beer of the night, and I spent time socializing instead of smelling or looking. I know it is a beautiful looking beer in the snifter. This was one of the first bourbon aged beers I have had, and still one of the better ones. A lot seem like cheap booze, or very overpowering. This is more complimentary. It is a good craft beer, with hints in the smell and taste of bourbon. It is a sipper, but one that as it warms just improves. Very good beer.
jayzz (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. I had this the first time years ago... a virgin per se... it was actually the beer that got me into craft beers. I didn’t rate it then but now i will. Aroma is bourbon and oak... inviting, and warm. Appearance is dark with significant lacing. Taste is dark fruit, bourbon, and some oak. Palate is full and a little sticky (which i like). Overall, i can see why this beer introduced me to enjoying craft beers over the last couple years. Thanks New Holland.
DonutSeducer (20) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of vanilla .much more than most beers in this style. Hints of chocolate and the bourbon is apparent. It is well balanced and sweet. A different approach to a BBS. I found it the easiest to drink of the BBS that I have had. I would drink again.
tnkw01 (935) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark amberish-brown. No head. Some lace. Hints of chocolate and vanilla in both aroma and taste.
solidfunk (2801) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes far more like oak than stout. Really like taking a bite from my parents dinner table. And yes, I have. Other than that some unbalanced booze. Slightly syrupy consistency. Barrel bitter and slightly sweet finish. Cask at Church key.
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @mugsBK for SplitThySkull. Pours not quite black with great lace. Aroma is sweet moderate boozy coffee cake well rounded. Flavor adds some lactic notes, banana, wood, cinnamon, deep boozy end. Feel is thick, wood lively, light tart. Big beer and lots to take in. would like to try this with a few years on it.
BigDbrews (11) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 vintage, pours a very dark brown with some deep red highlights around the edge with a one finger beige head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is more bourbon chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. It has a fuller mouthfeel than you would expect when pouring. Finishes dry with a touch of alcohol warmth.
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Shot (79) - Westerville, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Pours coal black with a beige head that dissipates to about a half inch. Aromas of bourbon, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of cream, bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. A hint of fruitiness in the finish with a bit of booziness. Sweet, creamy and bitter. Velvety smooth and creamy on the palate. This is like a slice of really good cake. This is really, really good!
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted malts,bourbon, vanilla and a nice sweet booziness that comes together well. The 10% is well hidden. Just a little thin on body for my taste in a stout. A solid beer. Vintage 2013 bottle.