tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Stone Tap Room, San Diego, CA
As Fyodor’s Classic, 2015 batch #1 - Pours pitch black with a smalle white head. Aroma of roasty malts, bourbon, wood, vanilla, toffee, oak, coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Taste is smooth, complex, sweetish and roasty with loads of bourbon, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate. Finish is smooth, heavy and complex with loads of vanilla, oak, wood, bourbon and toffee. Quite balanced and tasty bourbon IS.
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle vintage 2014, "2015 series batch 01" @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma is sweet with bourbon and vanilla tones. Also some licorice. Flavour has wood, sweet bourbon tones, licorice and mild coffee tones. Also hints of ash. Very typical bourbon-IS; a clean and very drinkable though.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Pours an opaque black with tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, wood, and bourbon.
bb (8637) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black beer with a low tan head. Bourbon and chocolate aroma. Bourbon and chocolate flavor with vanilla. Medium bodied. Bourbon and chocolate linger with vanilla.
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Deep black body. Nearly inky. Small khaki head. Thin collar and a few wisps. Dark chocolate. Fudgy. Bourbon is secondary, but quickly becomes dominant. Sharp oak. Lots of vanilla. Taste is bitter chocolate right up front. Oak amplifies it. Bourbon builds. Slight sweetness, but it’s overpowered by oak and bitter chocolate. Thick. Medium carbonation. A step above other Bourbon stouts. The quality of the base beer truly impresses.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2015, 500ml bottle enjoyed @ my parents house. Pours very dark brown with a tiny and quick fading brown head. Aroma is bourbon, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, salty liquorice, wood, vanilla and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet and salty. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish bourbon, wood and roasted malt.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coconut, roasty chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coconut, bourbon, chocolate, roasty. Decent body with a clean finish. Perfectly balanced.
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - JUN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, from trade with RobertDale. Thank you Bob! I ’m celebrating my 35th birthday with this one. Black color with small beige brown head. Malty aroma, chocolate, dark dried fruits, plums, some butter, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle 2015 vintage shared by AdamJax, much hanks buddy! Black with very thin tan head. Aroma is a sweet bold bourbon with chocolate, burnt coffee, with a very light licorice note. The flavor shows the strong bourbon flavor without much alcohol or overly boozy hints. The body is full and thick with a brownie batter chewy character. The over 10% really doesn’t show much at all. Anymore rambling about this stout is pointless, can say anything else that hasn’t already been said. Top tier and I was so happy to have tried this, awesome BBA stout! Thanks to Stone for putting this in a bottle, no matter the cost.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head on the pour and faded fast. Pitch black but not dense. The smells is very sweet….not all that boozy. licorice, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, some spices. Bourbon presence is there, not boozy, just really present. It’s sweet, malty, boozy but yeah some age would be nice but it’s not too intense. Very roasty and a ton of chocolate. Well integrated whiskey. I think it could use some time but it’s a very unique beer.