DerWeg (1426) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly dark brown with cognac highlights, barely no head. Aroma toffee apple and bourbon play into flavor which has rounded bourbon oak and no sharp or ugly green tannins. Very delish, with just the right boozy caramel-corn bourbon overtones.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, sent from ratyger (thanks a lot, Sam), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out bourbon barrels, vanilla, and cocoa. Flavour is very much the same, bringing out bourbon barrels, vanilla, roasted and cocoa powder. Wonderful balance with all the aforementioned qualities. Excellent stuff.
BartmanDrinks (11) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks like a copper topped dark stout, smells like roasted brown sugar, and tastes like your thoroughbred just won the derby.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours very dark brown, red tint, with a minimal light beige head, some lacing. red fruitiness - blackberries and cherries - fruity notes upfront that are also found in bolshevik bastard, roasty and nutty malts, woodsy bourbon vanilla - never overwhelming, very peppery and spicy - aniseed, bitter coffee, some chocolate. moderate to low carbonation, light to medium body - a bit thin, slightly harsh bitter coffee-lightly piney finish. slightly improved version of an average impy.
Helsdon (39) - - FEB 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle bought at my local LCBO. Yay Nickel Brook! Been waiting for you to nail one. And they did with Kentucky Bastard. Pour with a thin but very dark brown head, dark opaque coffee brown. Aromas of cherry, vanilla and the bourbon. Taste rich and full with cherries, coffee, bourbon, roasty malts. Moderate-low carbonation making a nice creamy mouth-feel. Excellent beer. Thanks!
asheft (2427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Bottle. Potent oaky and bourbon butterscotch aroma that is somewhat vinous and with stone fruit accents. Opaque black under a thin, lacy, ruddy brown sheet. Smooth bourbon flavour in front of mocha with black cherry and smoky notes. Medium body, medium carbonation, faintly lingering bitterness.
OntBeerDrinker (376) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Jet black with just a little small/slow carbination seen at bottom when close to face. Brown 3 finger chocolate shake like head,fades to one and lace’s alot. Smell from bottle quickly was some chocolate and spice then it went to a booze smell. From glass booze, spice, wood stuff like that. When I drink it, taking it in seems like chocolate but once I swallow it’s all this hardcore booze taste(nothing like bourbon), at times a little spice and woody barrel taste and lightly in the back round vanilla ice cream milk shake like, but basiclly all this boozy taste and nothing like bourbon. Leaves warmth because few mins ago was last sip and feel hot alot writing this. Medium bodied but on heavy medium side 70 IBU’S. Taste nothing like bourbon and I like this but the original version of this stuff is way way way better. One of my favs the yr I tryed it. cheer’s.
jksipa (169) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very dark reddish black with a two finger dark brown head. Nose is chocolate and coffee with a big helping of bourbon. Hints of vanilla and wood and dark fruits. Taste is dominated by the bourbon which relegates the other notes to the background. Sweet start and very dry finish. Mouth is slick and a bit watery with soft carbonation. Nice but could use some more balance.
hangunder (185) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very ncie aroma, smell the barrel quite a b it. Some nice vanilla, bourbon, milk chocolateand dark malt in the aroma. Dark black viscous pour, with long lasting fizzing mocha head. Tons of bourbon character comes through at first, vanilla, smoke, finishing with some milk and dark chocolate and a bit of alcohol bite. Sweet chocolately aftertaste. Quite delicious, but seems like it could use some time in the cellar to cool down a bit. Medium to medium-heavy bodied, average carbonation. Very good.
rodenbach99 (2943) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grosse bouteille avec de la cire rouge sur le bouchon. Bière brune-noire avec une belle mousse beige. Au nez des notes fruitées de cerises, de vanille, de chocolat, de paraffine, de chandelle à la cire d’abeille. Le bourbon est discret. La bouche a une belle texture, moyennement huileuse pour le style. Des saveurs de chocolat, de cerise fort agréable. Le bourbon est aussi bien intégré que l’alcool. Une belle proposition.
ametras (175) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is bourbon, oak, dark fruits and roasted malts. Taste is salted caramel, roasted malts, licorice and bourbon. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.