willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks TimE. Pours a pitch black with a little bit of head that dissipates. Huge oak forward nose that just doesn’t quit. Quite like being in a nice sento or onsen really. Very oak driven on the palate with some vanilla and roasted malt notes coming out. The bourbon comes out on the finish but isn’t overly bitter by any means. Very smooth and oaky. Good stuff.
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Huge chard oak notes
That are just massive. The oak is just huge oaky. Biggest oaky nose in the nose like you are in a sauna. Very light body. Lots of oak, but the actually stout is kinda diminished and not so powerful.
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC ($9): Pours blackish brown with a brownish head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, roasted malts, and some nice yeast. Taste is rather light for a stout. Nice light whiskey taste... really not overwhelming. Chocolate is pretty nice here. This is a really subtle example of a barrel-aged beer in my opinion. Sweetness is done just right. Slightly boozy aftertaste.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 11/28/2014. Labeled as "Kentucky Styled Folklore" with 9% ABV. Pours deep brown color, nearly black, medium sized fizzy tan head, fades within a minute or two leaving a thin ring of lacing. Aroma is dark cherries, dry wood, bourbon with tangy caramel, cocoa powder. Taste is dry, dark chocolate with lightly ashy roast, herbal hops, some wood. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Decent.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark sepia, thin beige head. Woody dry cocoa nose, dominated by vanilla. Bit ashy and green up front, woody until the thin bourbon finish, empty oatmeal and oxidation through the acidic end. Palatable, smooth, but definitely past it’s prime.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours an opaque dark brown with a finger of light tan head. Mild lacing. S- See's caramel suckers, bourbon, wet wood, cheap chocolate, vegetal malts, loam, tobacco, peat, musty farmhouse, and faint hop notes. M- medium oily body with a medium burn on the palate. Good carbonation. T- sour wood, grass, bourbon and astringent up front. Middle is chocolate, watery caramel malts, dirt and tobacco. Ending is more hops, zinc and chocolate. Some toffee.
shadowaeb (16) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at bukowski tavern. Nice frothy head, dissipates soon after drinking. Smells like vanilla, caramel, and typical Belgian quad characteristics. Lighter palate, alcohol not overpowering. Tastes like it smells, with some more pronounced overripe fruit or maybe some dried figs.
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (Thanks Brad!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, carmel, vanilla, oak,brown sugar and light Tennessee whiskey. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt, carmel, Tennessee whiskey, vanilla and light oak with a smooth dry lingering Tennessee whiskey finish.
oRos (1561) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with white head. Taste is roasted malts and oak. Has a slight dark fruit taste too. Great beer.
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by some Dad at Torst. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich bourbon and sweet malts, lighter roasted notes, some generic fruity sweetness, a some lightly tart and weird oaky notes. Pretty good.