bvc (1174) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Speakeasy. Rich deep viscous black pour with nice darker tan head that falls to a thin layer pretty quickly. Nose of deep roast, touch of chocolate and dried raisins soaked in vanilla infused bourbon. Good thicker mouth feel, carbonation is a bit lively for the style. Boozey dark fruit, licorice, charred malt. Finishes too ashy and with harsh vodka booze for me. Taste way hotter than 9.5%.
monk191 (1181) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fantastic bourbon barrel beer. Pours a beautiful deep black with a brown head. Smells of bourbon, with some vanilla and caramel. Taste is very smooth with lots of bourbon and vanilla, and a smooth finish. Had on tap at the brewery for Beer Week.
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is very bold. I get some big chocolate and roasted malt as well as some oak and a light bit of soy sauce. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Nearly black w/ small, creamy, khaki. Excellent. Mocha, chocolate creme, white chocolate, vanilla & cola. Full-bodied w/ creamy & mild. Small alcohol bite w/ plenty of fudge & other dark, roasty notes. Rich, bittersweet, brownie finish. Richie
brystmar (1305) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma. Milk chocolatey, plenty of vanilla from the bourbon, good balance of flavors. Well done overall.
Ernesto987 (4175) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft, this one was ok, one of the lightest barrel treatments in a beer that i have had. Base was moderate, on the thin side, a little boring overall. Really not much to report.
Cory (356) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle silver wax. A little booze underneath strong raisin and and earthy aromas. Taste is pretty sweet with a dry light finish. First sip is awesome, after that it’s a little less so.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL silver wax. Clear deep red pour, weak foam. Nose is char, burnt pan, burnt pie crust, heavy red licorice. Taste is sweet up front, powerful dark chocolate in the back. Solid finish with lemon acid, dark chocolate. No bourbon.
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon and oak, dark chocolate and coffee notes, light vanilla, and some light notes of bitterness. Flavor the same with a very nice bourbon note to blend with the imperial stout. Smoother texture. A solid beer.
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is alcohol, bourbon, roast, chocolate powder..Taste is chocolate, spice, cream, vanilla, dry barrel..
beertholomeus (1000) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, licorice and soy sauce aroma. Chocolate, roasted malt, soy sauce, licorice, coffee, wood and bourbon flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Roasted malt and bourbon finish. 2012