OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with a dark tan head. A bit of coffee, cocoa, booze and bourbon in the nose. I got coffee and unsweetened coco followed with all the barrel notes. This is a solid beer with a big bourbon barrel flavor. I loved it but if bourbon isn’t your thing be careful.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chip. Pours a very dark brown with small light tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong bourbon, roast, wood, chocolate, molasses. Thick mouth, roast, vanilla, wood, bourbon, very sweet, really nice.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the RBWG hotel share
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla and dark malts. Flavors of vanilla, dark malts and woody
jbruner (3534) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black from the bomber with minimal ring of tan brown head that leaves light lace. Aroma of deep roasted malts, a nice vanilla and chocolate barrel notes, a hint of smokiness. Taste is more toward the barrel and chocolate notes than the roast of the nose. Thick and viscous, creamy, low carbonation, solid booze presence, but not overwhelming. Really nice.
madelfonatree (299) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2015 from a bottle in a pint glass.
Look - Sludgy Dark brown. Finger of medium fingered tan head. Little to no lacing.
Smell - Raisin. Chocolate. Bourbon. Coffee.
Taste - Chocolate. Bourbon. Plum. Raisin. Booze. Tar. Charr.
Feel - A lot of alcohol. Dry because of that but still sticks.
Overall - I think I’m barreled out. This is good. I gave it to a friend for his birthday and on Star Wars release day.
Ahuth (134) - - DEC 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours a bold black. Has a medium brown head. Has a thick chocolate upfront taste. A roasty malty taste. The thickness is a little light. Has a light bourbon after taste. Overall good stout.
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So similar to a bcs but not as smooth. Bourbon notes and some chocolate. Bomber pour with my sis in law. Pours black wih a tan head
kkleu357 (632) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth black body with a lighter brown head. Big aroma of bourbon and oak. Taste is lots of fudge and bourbon. Tons of oak also comes through. Very good.
gregwilsonstl (1706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. No head. Coats the glass. Boozy. Wood. Tasted at tims bottle share. Thx tim.
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Wow, thanks, R! What an amazing out-of-the-blue treat. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy dark tan head that falls away, leaving a sturdy, stubborn little ring that really hangs around. Big sweet bourbon nose, just tons of apricot and vanilla. Creamy thick body with carb. Roasty dark chocolate and cocoa nibs mid palate, much more coherent than the aromatics. Bourbon and wood presence there, but soft more of a showcase for the sweet dark malts. Long sweet chocolate finish.
bigtaster (874) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In snifter from brewery. Black with small tan head. Intense Bourbon, brown sugar, wood, vanilla, raisin. Thick oily body, low carbonation, sweet, slight bitterness. Intense flavors, fitting name. Good.