joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. It pours a dark, cola brown with a small tan head. The aroma is super nutty with lots of wood, toast and background chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavor is more vanilla and bourbon forward with some strong toast, chocolate and caramel. Pretty sweet and woody in the finish. More interesting flavors come out as it warms like root beer, cola, anise, dates and plum. The body is medium and perhaps a bit thin for the style, but I kind of like this as oppose to the syrupy BA beers that are more popular. Not bad stuff, and a good bourbon stout fix for a reasonably attainable beer.
b3shine (5314) - Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at The Tap in Bloomington. Looks solid; a translucent brown with light beige lacing. Smells of thin bourbon and oak. Tastes like it smells, but more robust. Decent on the palate; a little thin tough. Not bad, but underwhelming for the style.
budznsudz (554) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pour House. Black pour, nice foamy white head. Not much in the aroma but slight roast. Taste is nice roast, black strap molasses, and a sharp bourbon note. Decent.
Erikh04 (120) - - MAR 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at flying squirrel with Germans. Great stout. Bourbon aroma and finish. Very smooth. Best bourbon barrel stout I've had.
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peteinSD (1363) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
’11 bottle. Black pour with a scattering of tan bubbles on the edge of the glass. Aggressive, semi-hot bourbon with vanilla on the aroma with some chocolate and darker fruit malt underneath. Subtle coconut as it warms. Taste is bourbon with vanilla and light oak followed by a relatively unassertive imperial stout that presents with some chocolate and heavier, dark malt flavors followed by alcohol bitterness. Oddly light mouthfeel. Below average barrel aged imperial stout.
bp (786) - Queens, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2007): pours dark black with a thick tan head, aroma is malty, roasty, chocolate, boozy, taste is malty, very little sweetness, very smooth, some of the bourbon flavor is there but it has mellowed out. Probably one of the better aged stouts I have had. Held up really well.
Maarten1993 (283) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Nice stout. Great vanilla caramel smell. Good amount of foam and carbonation. Alcohol taste is very present. Taste is roasty, alcohol, slight vanilla and Chocolate, bourbon, in that order. Nice. However, the beer has an oaky, weird, roasty slightly sour aftertaste, not good. Also a bit too thin.
shrubber85 (7516) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Chocolate, bourbon, malt, and herbal hops aroma. Black with small head. Sweet bourbon, chocolate malt, alcohol, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice.
pfc514 (64) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige head into a snifter. Good head, not a whole lot of lacing.
Aroma is of some bourbon, faint roasted malts and strangely a metallic smell is in there.
Roasted malts and bourbon are first on the palate. Finished out with more bourbon, faint chocolate and vanilla, and a little hint of metallic ness that I smelled in the aroma. Pretty good.
Really smooth and thick mouthfeel. Great for the style.
Pretty good. Wish the bourbon came through a little more and the metallic aroma and faint taste was a little off putting. Could be just spoiled on bourbon aged beers due to my tastings of BCB Barleywine last night. Good beer though.
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, this one sat apparently too long, it was starting to oxidize and get a bit thin in the body, slight hints of metal too.. not much bourbon flavor almost not vanilla or woodiness.