blackandgold18 (6) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full of chocolate/coffee flavor. Super dark and easy drinking. Very smooth with incredible nose and finish
Errl (1276) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a tan head..Nose is roast, fudge, wet oak, bourbon, graham, Taste is chocolate, nice spice, bourbon, oak, bitter, roast..
budznsudz (429) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, whiskey, and wood. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, wood, roast, and sweet whiskey. The barrel imparts an almost cognac sweetness to the stout. Pretty solid.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Smells of Kahlua, coffee beans, booze, some dark chocolate, molasses. Flavor is boozy, burnt toast, molasses, licorice, coffee bean, some booze. Full, roasty finish.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml served n a snifter
A - Black as night with 1 finger of mocha colored bubbles. Noticeable retention with specks of lacing.
S - Chocolate and whiskey creep out right away, dark and berry fruits, the barrel really starts coming out and addind a sweet rustic, woody character with hints of herbs. Malty alcohol vapors wake up the senses.
T - Creamy chocolate, vanilla, whiskey barrel comes in with a wave drying out the sweet chocolate malts, hints of lightly acidic fruit add a perfect touch of tartness. A kiss of alcohol hits the outside edge and laces caramel, vanilla, herbs and roasted malts. Finishes roasty with a hint of fruity alcohol.
M - Thick and viscous feel, full dense body, very creamy carbonation, feels the mouth like a milk shake but doesnít overbear. Very different but complex feel,
Iíve never experienced a mouthfeel like this. The only word that describes it is "decadent". Excellent stout base with careful whiskey barrel roundness. This is an impressive beer. It almost forces you to sip and savor it. Well done Prairie!
Serving type: bottle
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, black pour into Daliesque blue glass, raisiny chocolate aroma, flavor is malty marshmallows, Oreos, creamy bodied, smooth light finish for this
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at The Festival, black pour. lots going on here. Chocolate, caramel malts/toffee, whiskey, coffee, oaky woodiness. Medium mouthfeel. Abundance of flavors feed off each other nicely. Very nice
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, and whiskey. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, wood, and whiskey. A lot going on here. Very, very good.
TheAlum (5108) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of daknole. Thanks, Dak! Pours a richer deep blackish brown pour, goood haziness, darker and deep, big dark hues, some legs on the swirl. A frothy tannish light brown head dies to a firm ring, laces ok. Aromas are deep, dark, roasty. A touch Belgian with firm spirit barrel, touches of oak, vanilla, and spirit. Initial is fuller bodied, some cocoa, toast, and roast. Some vanilla, gentle toastiness, some gentle thinness. Oak, toffee, toast. A bit of vanilla, touches of roast, coffee. A bit hot as we move into the middle. Whiskey, vanilla, gentle toast. Toffee, touch of vanilla, and carmelization. Backend is gentle dark fruit, cocoa, and roast. Some sweetness shows vanilla, cocoa, oak. Some toffee, toast. Not thick and brooding, pretty nice manageable body. A bit of toast, gentle spirit. Some carmelization and black malt. Thinner from a good firm barrel time. A gentle spirit. Nice Imperial Stout. A touch thin, a touch hot, but good flavors.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma dark cocolate, caramel, booze, some dark fruit. Flavors of dark fruit, ash, chocolate, bit ashy, dry, astringent finish.