fiery_1 (30) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Dark brown Not much head. The aroma is bourbon note. Sweet, soy sauce, and a huge barrel note. Very rich flavour.
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out moderately roasted malt, followed by some cocoa and toasted bread. Flavour brings out some bourbon notes, followed by roasted malt, cocoa and toasted bread. Wonderful notes from the barrels, without dominating. Well-balanced. Excellent.
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown. Not much head. The aroma has a nice chocolate and bourbon note. Almost a cherry note. Sticky sweet, soy sauce, and with a great barrel note. Malts are complex. Good, rich flavour. Excellent stuff.
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a near black color, some big brown bubbles fade quickly leaving no head. At first sniff there is a rich sweetness to it… roast, dark chocolate, dark pitted fruit, light smoke, and bourbon. The mouthfeel is a little on the thin side, otherwise it might rival the likes of BCBS in my opinion… so close to being awesome. Still a very well done beer. The rich maltiness and dark chocolate have sort of faded a bit from the nose, but the bourbon barrel is still there and at a quite delicious level. Can’t wait to crack open a fresh bottle.
stevoj (3841) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage had at annual Black Friday event. This one smoothes out with age, with the barrel aging accents increasing to add emphasis to the solid RIS body. Heavy on the wood, elements of chocolate and roast grains, with tons of warmth from the ABV. have bottles from 2014 and 2015 to sample at a later date.
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a thin brown head. Molasses and bourbon barrel nose. Flavors of vanilla, bourbon, wet oak, burnt caramel, over ripe fruit, and molasses. This is a nice barrel addition to what seems a strong imperial stout.
Ferris (12408) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Holy boozy batman, but with a minute mellows a tad to dark chocolate, coconut and bourbon. Jet brown with a decent light brown head. Lots of chocolate, coconut and more boozy bourbon notes. The taste is actually much milder than the nose, thankfully. Sweet and pleasant.
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 vintage. Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt, chocolate and oak. The flavor is similar. I get the notes from the aroma plus some barrel aged characteristics including vanilla, maple and oak. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ? ][ Tulip ][ 05.31.15 ]
sepia, thin cream ring. Heavy pretzel and grain nose, light cocoa. Ultra sweet front palate, tootsie roll alongside, sticky sugary oat mid palate before sticky finish, light chocolate with tootsie hints.
nimbleprop (7345) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours an inky black with some ruby edges and some cloudy white head. Nose is cedary, sprucey, caramel, mild smoke, pepper, brown sugar. Flavor has more vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, cakey, chocolate. Spruce too. Full bodied, sticky finish.