stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer, initial taste is vanilla bourbonstout. Following sips bring out the charred barrel taste. Slightly lighter than the un-barreled version but still not thin. It’s just missing that full body mouthfull taste. Very balanced and for me at two points above last year’s batch, it’s definitely worth it. Taking into consideration how many $20+ barrel aged beers that r out there and are no where near done as well as this one.
ABUSEDGOAT (2586) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is darker fruit, dried fruit, bourbon barrel, milk chocolate, light roast, light sugar. Medium to full body, flavor is better than the aroma, pleasant but grossly overpriced. There’s so many barrel aged imperials out there now that an $18 price tag for a small bottle is hard to justify for this one.
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 vintage bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose sweet caramel, green apple, ligh Bourbon, slightly earthy malt. Taste reasonable chocolate and roasted malt, light wood from barrel light bitter from the roast. Good flavor for a 7 year old bottle.
thorongil2 (2359) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Tap) clear very dark brown colour with a tall, persistent brown head; aroma of chocolate, wet wood, red wine; intense, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - AUG 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at the Hoppy in Thessaloniki - Greece, aged about 3 years. Coffee bean color, dark brown head which recalls the foam of an espresso. Minimal retention, just traces after lowering. Nose: Sweet vanilla, bourbon relevant character, wet wood, sundae, dark fruit. Intensive and nice. Mouth: it seems sipping a whiskey, so much alcohol, warm and a bit over the top. Bummer, because the nose was really promising!
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8 August 2016, tap at Lost Abbey. 2016 batch. Black. Nose is tovacco, dark grain, molasses. Full body and moderately fizzy. Lots of tobacco, burnt toast, hints of molasses, tobacco. Wow!
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, bourbon, roasted malts.
crim (132) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Słodki aromat wanilii, czekolady z alkoholowym bourbonem
W smaku pełne, oleiste, słodkie od czekolady i wanilii, posmak lekko kwaśno palony kawowy
Bardzo dobre piwo, gdzie beczka dopełnia smak dobrego piwa, a nie dominuje
markducommun (887) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep opaque black-brown, light tan head. Strong bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, molasses, some light chocolate and coffee notes. Quite bitter, very sweet. Heavy body, very upfront alcohol, highly acidic. Very oily. Pretty good.
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matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Random encounter leads to good things. Bourbon comes through hard over a smooth , malty base. Nice aroma. 12oz glass -Mike’s BBQ
-- rated with beerbasher app for shitphone
tarmok (1192) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black liquid with tan head. Aroma of dill, bourbone. Taste of bourbon, heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, long finish.