KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a very deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy medium brown head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind a decent amount of residue lying on top allowing for some really excellent lacing to form that totally sheeted the glass.
The aroma was sweet and malty of roasted caramel malts, a very slight indication of a resin hop and a mild sweet yeast with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, oak and a hint of bourbon.
It tasted malty sweet with a note of caramel and a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, then a mild bitterness set in with a nice large dose of dark fruit and a bit of oak with a very large alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for a long duration, with the alcohol presence being the most dominant as time went on.
Mouthfeel was a few shades past medium in body with a dry yet syrupy texture and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a brew I suggest everyone should try at least once. It’s big, bold and fruity with a very smooth, drinkable alcohol presence and had just a touch of a woody tinge at the end.
Tstamba (457) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to a chilled pint at Local Roots. Opaque black pour with thin tan head. Sweet toffee, vanilla bean and bourbon on the nose. Rich full complex flavor profile, coffee and dark chocolate with a sweet bourbon finish...
BerlesGirl13 (3) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very rich, flavourful, dark beer. If you like bourbon and you like beer, this is the perfect marriage of flavors for you!
HourGlass13 (360) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up a dark black with a thin beige head. Aroma is deep rich chocolate with a hint of booze. Taste is sweet with a rich dark chocolate, coconut, flavor, then you get a warm boozy bourbon like burn. Very pronounced bourbon flavor. At 11% abv, you can taste and feel the booze in this one. A heavy hard hitter.
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 (180) - - 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 (601) - 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 (508) - 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