orangesol (918) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours jet black with a small half finger tall tan head, dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving little to no lace down the glass.
S - Smells of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, lots of dark roast and a ton of warm bourbon heat. Fairly well balanced initially growing increasingly hot as it sits in the glass.
T - Starts off with some vanilla and chocolate sweetness quickly giving way to hints of dark roast, coffee grounds and the ever present heat from the PVW bourbon. Finish is best described as sweet heat, with the emphasis on heat, lingering on the palate long after consumption.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel with some residual sweetness and plenty of booze lingering on the palate.
O - This has all the markings of a great bourbon barrel stout, it’s just a little too raw still. Nowhere near as hot as it used to be but it’s still a touch too much for me. Give it a try it if you get the chance.
Beerman6686 (4676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured in almost black with a beige head. Aroma was incredible just tons and tons of strong bourbon. Flavor was not nearly as hot as the aroma might have indicated. Lots of chocolate and bourbon the Pappy really makes this one. If it weren’t for the small astringency this one would be amazing.
Beerathon (1279) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOOM! Smooth, whiskey, vanilla, oak. This is a fantastic stout that only gets better as it warms.
tcane7 (1668) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour, courtesy of Simon. Poured black with thick brown head. Nose of nail polish remover, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. I was looking forward to this one but definitely off flavors. Prominent nail polish remover aroma and taste.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Pizza Boy. Nose and flavor are quite heavy in the Pappy character. It’s not nearly as smooth as the Both Barrels. Pretty heavy roast and some dark chocolate.
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh hell yeah, cant go wrong with a Pap induced beer from Terry yo. 1 liter growler shared by Simon with Frank, Bill, Allen, Christine, Liam, Brian, Tim, and couple more peeps. Poured a well carbonated deep black with medium to thick mocha head. Aromas and flavor of chocolate, roasted grains, tasty hops, caramel, rich wood, whiskey, burnt sugars, and cereal oats. What a beer, the pappy comes through beautifully while still maintaining a hoppy profile. I could drink this on any cold day or night. Cheers.