yourefragile (136) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve held off on reviewing this until I had a few samples for reasons that will become obvious. Tried a bottle at Of Love and Regret, at my residence and on draft at Maxs.
Pours a still, opaque dark black with minimal tan head. Looks like a stout. Smells like bourbon and... bourbon. Tastes like a glass of bourbon on the rocks that has been sitting around for two hours. Literally, no trace of the base beer in any sample I’ve had of this, just straight up, watery bourbon. Held off reviewing after the first two bottle samples, but this on draft today was actually more disappointing than the bottles were. The JD version of Folklore (that was sold in 750s) was infinitely more interesting and enjoyable than this was. Get a grip everyone. Aghing in PvW does not automatically make something amazing.
emacgee (3873) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black with 2 fingers of thick tan head. Rich nose, woody with vanilla and dense chocolate. Very nice bourbon character, vanilla is great and really promotes the chocolatey profile. Woody and warming on the finish. Medium body with a warming boozy note on the finish.
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nearly black in color with a nice brown head. Smooth and tasty stout with great bourbon notes. Roasty and dry but not overly so. Nice chocolate and espresso flavors, but no residual sweetness to speak of. Really a nice sipper.
JustDrinkIt (241) - Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown pour, lightly tan head. Aroma is bourbon, spiced fruit, and caramel. Flavor is a subtle tart cherry or blackberry, bourbon, and roasty chocolatey malts.
Indra (2569) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7oz. bottle. Aroma of darkly roasted malt, wood, bourbon, prune, earthiness, black cherry, maple sugar and licorice, some background hints of perfume here and there. Brown-black in color with a fine, sparse, lasting, tan head, some very fine lacing present as well. Flavor profile is roasty, earthy, faintly sweet and smoky with notes of char, burnt sugar, vanilla, old wood, faint bourbon, chocolate and some dried fruit tones on the finish. Smooth, full, and lightly tannic mouthfeel, body is also fairly full. Rather intriguing. Thanks to Brad for the bottle!
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Allen! Highly carbed. Beautiful appearance: brown with sticky lace everywhere.
Smells like carb, some barrel, meh. Roasty to an extent, smooth on the palate, hints of booze as it goes down, yet lacks refinement. I remain unimpressed with Stillwater.
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thick dark brown pour with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet and rich and roasty. Densely flavourful, lots of sweet bourbon vanilla, toasted coconut, bready caramel, coffee, and chocolate. Rich and delicious!
dresden (730) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Simon for this one! Aroma of bourbon barrel fills the room as I pour. Incredible aroma really, smoky malt, wood and burnt sugar. Pours black with a short tan head that sticks around. Taste is very smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon, lots of barrel in this one. Really a great beer.
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle consumed at City Beer. Pours dark brown with a short tan head and a bourbon and treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses flavor with a delicious pappy finish. A very nice version of Folklore.
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was blown away as an extra in my box. Dark pour, big notes of fig toffee and dry musty whiskey. Medium thickness, nice palate. Malty into vanilla and toffee finishing with dry bourbon for a long period of time.
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish roasted malty spicy yeasty woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish roasted malty woody bourbon finish.