GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 oz. sample at Exhibit A(le). Pours black, with a small, tan head and thick lacing. The aroma is chocolate pudding, vanilla, oak, and caramel. Very sweet flavor, with little balance. Heavy body, creamy, and fairly smooth. Overall, this a mediocre stout, dominated by the bourbon.
rangerred (783) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours pitch black with a very tiny dark tan head. Some moderate lacing.
Aroma has lots of char, vanilla, and bourbon, of course, along with notes of caramel and toffee. Nice but not especially impressive.
The flavor is very similar to the nose. Tons of bourbon up front with the vanilla and smoke that goes along with it along with some sweet caramel. Very full and sticky mouthfeel with just a light touch of bitterness.
Overall, an ok bourbon stout but nothing that really makes it stand out from the many others out there.
jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a thick heavy dark black color with a small head. Nose is roasted malt, whiskey and chocolate. Taste is coffee with strong bourbon whiskey notes. Thick rich taste, with a moderately long whiskey finish, with some chocolate and coffee ending notes. Very drinkable. Quaff Score 8/ 10
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a brown head and aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. The bourbon comes through nicely, with sweet, rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and cocoa with the bourbon and oak lasting into the finish with a thick mouthful. Delicious brew
beersorcerer (16) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Total Wine Jensen Beach, FL.
Rich and heavy coffee (black strap) molasses airs with hint of vanilla and alcohol presence throughout.DARK very dark brown pour with med dark beige head and some retention. Dry roasted malts and slight chocolate that’s mildly chewy and a dry alcoholic lingering with mild maltiness and touch of bourbon right before the smooth finish. Good job Red Brick, your beers are maturing well at 20.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a brown head. The aroma and flavor feature what you would expect from a barrel-aged stout. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes as well as some oak and whiskey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice stout.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Nice rounded nose--good amount of bourbon, roast, cocoa. Flavor is nice as well. Very impressed with this one.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of BB, chocolate, roasty. Flavor is medium BB with the chocolate. Just sweet enough start to finish. Medium bodied and smooth.
dphoxie (96) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is bittersweet chocolate. appearance is classic imperial stout - dark. little head on my pour from the bottle. taste mirrors the aroma, some chocolate, not a ton of roast. i don’t get a lot of the barrel taste, which is fine as some barrelled beers are too heavy on the bourbon. palate is full and heavy, sort of slick too. overall pretty good. I might pick up another to round out a mixed sixer next time i’m at the shop.
Rrauth (901) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer gets much better as it warms. I get some chocolate and some hints of roast as it warms. dark rich looking. brown head. Nice bourbon flavors. Almost as good as siberian night.