slowrunner77 (1610) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Now THATís how you barrel a beer. Everything I hope for in a BA stout. Improves on the base. Bourbon is rich and very evident, without being too hot or overpowering the original beer. Rich, smooth, chocolatey vanilla boozy decadence in a glass. Possibly the best Sierra Nevada beer iíve ever had. They shoulda bottled this instead a tha BA Bigfoot."
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the bottle. Pours a great big black, with a light tan thin head. Notes of chocolate and coffee in that nose followed with the same in the mouth with a malty copperness. Great beer
Landmonger (156) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a tulip, deep black color with minimal tan head, aroma is a sweet molasses with fruit, taste is smoky, nice mouth feel, sweetness mixes with some tang and then a very nice lingering warmth that makes this one fine sipping beer
Ferris (4128) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sweet boozy bourbon and some roast malts. Jet black with a thin head. Bourbon and roast but surprisingly no booze. Decent but nothing particularly special.
DesertDevil (525) - Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at World of Beer - Gilbert during a Sierra Nevada tap takeover. Pours flat black with a dark tan head. Beautiful aroma of sweet bourbon, charred oak, a huge sherry tone, molasses, and a touch of balsamic vinegar. Incredibly rich taste of sharp boozy whiskey, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, oak resin, and a slight vinous tone. Thick body with a sticky texture. A boozy, decadent treat.
HappyHandsClub (11) - - JAN 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Youíve got to be kidding ??? This heavy chocolate Imperial Stout is NOT a 99. Itís no where near the character of Torpedo Extra IPA. Iíll take Straight To Ale Laika, barrel aged or not any day of the week over this junk !!! This stuff NO WAY deserves a 99. What are these people thinking? An obvious unworldly rating undeserved.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Jet black and a dark tan head. Vanilla notes, bourbon, chocolate, roast and coffee in the aroma. Flavor matches and is lovely, nicely bourbon forward, vanilla, some woodiness, coffee and dark chocolate with a roasty bourbon finish. Viscous lush body. Lovely
onceblind (4064) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose has some sweet bourbon and vanilla/brown sugar notes, along with a nougaty milk chocolate. Tastes really big and robust with big sweet dark chocolate flavors, a bit of charred oak, some caramelly bourbon, a light kiss of vanilla and brown , and a touch of mocha java. Ermahgerd amazing.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Chooclate and light bourbon aroma with light dark malts. Chocolate and bourbon flavor with light brown sugar. Medium bodied. Chocolate and brown sugar linfer with bourbon.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle share. It pours with a murky dark mahogany body that supports a weak tan head. The aroma offers up smooth slick sweetness in the form of candy like bourbon booze and sugary sweet malts and then the sweetness intercedes among the dark roasted malts notes and chocolate. Very nice. The taste is smooth and sweet and nectar like with slick bourbon sweetness mixing with sweet malts, a molasses and vanilla sensation. Behind those notes are murmurs of spicy oak, dark roasted malts and dark roasted coffee and then a pleasing and firm chocolate yumminess. Wow, this all comes together very nicely. Solid!