auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BLBF. Pours a deep murky black, with a fringe of ruby. Topped with a sparse bubbly tan head. Aroma is astounding. Like all the best mint flavors that Iíve ever enjoyed. A mint truffle, laced with coffee liquer or fresh bouquet of fresh cut mint leaves. All backed with a flash of herbed mint clean chocolate. Flavor continues on this deliciousness, with a fresh burst of Andes mint candies on the fron tend, moving into an acidic fresh roasted Coffee in my mouth, like fresh group drip Italian. Fades into a sugar mint kissed roasted deep chocolate. All of this carried on a swirling sweet clear water, that makes the beer as swillable as it is intricate. Palate is bubbly and fresh, not overly hot with any alcohol. Hops need not apply to this beer, but they may exist. Sugary and bright on the way out. Could not possibly be improved, except for a little more density. Thinness keeps it from excelling. But, overall, an excellent example of a well used Bourbon Barrel. I really spent some time with this beer.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Extremely black body, dark beige head lasting as a thin film most of the way down. Aroma has heavy mint, coffee grounds, chocolate malt, light roast... no real indication of bourbon barrel aging on the nose. Taste is also heavy mint, with a mild menthol-like quality... Notes of chocolate, borderline York Peppermint Patty, some tobacco notes in the back-end, roasted malt, burnt coffee grounds, & a mild plum sweetness. Thereís a raw whiskey tone that grows heavier with warmth & makes this harder to drink, as the finish gets quite abrasive. Starts off good, but gets a little too harsh & cumbersome fairly quickly. Had promise but kind of fell flat.
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always thought adding mint to a stout would be good, so now I finally tried a pour at RBSG. Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, roast, and very subtle mint notes. Taste is chocolate, heavy oaky bourbon, roast, coffee and some lingering mint in the background. Lots going on.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky...thanks, my friend! Aroma of used coffee grounds, caramel, and a little vanilla. Flavor is similar. Fairly smooth...no off flavors. Medium mouthfeel.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #69 (haha). Dark cola brown with a tan head. Big mint aroma with some vanilla and chocolate and coffee to add a bit of bitterness. Flavor is decent, more mint and coffee with some dark chocolate and a little bourbon, not bad, but it needed a little more body for the barrel aging. (2796)
Bacterial (2872) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour with a nice tan head. Strong bourbon and mint nose - really wonderful! Not too thick, but a big burst of coffee, bourbon and heavy mint in the taste. Unlike any other beer I have has before, really nice!!!
Gription79 (2840) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big aroma of mint, coffee, and tobacco. The flavor is minty, tobacco, a slight brettanomyces character, bourbon. This is a bit muddled.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Terrible... Things in this beer were mixed that should not have been mixed.. first off mint and bourbon.. no.. I thought this sounded interesteding but a 2oz sample was still too much.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at ABR07. I have to say, these guys ruined my day. All the rare, one-off beers and I have the best one within 20 minutes of walking in. This thinkg was delicious. Superbly well done coffee flavor that doesnít bite the stomach. Intense mint Aroma and flavor with a bit of chocolate hanging around. Thick body. Mint flavor lingered quite a while.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle poured into snifter. Dark black pour with thin head. Aroma has slight hints of peppermint and chocolate but not a lot of bourbon. Flavor isnít too exiting. Very faint hints of chocolate and malt, other then that itís somewhat bland and boring.