Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Broad St. Cafe. It’s nice when you go in expecting something very good and you get something great instead. Same dark black pour as the normal but this cask version obviously has a minimal head. The bourbon and vanilla tones contrast perfectly with the sweet chocolaty base beer. It’s like there’s a chocolate wall and you’re riding a bourbon wave. I never truly paid attention to the chocolate wall until this bourbon wave smashed me up against it. Awesome. I need more of this in my life.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of oak wood, bourbon, chocolate and malts. Taste of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate,malts and a touch of lactose.
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft at the thirsty monk. dark pout and smell of sweet bourbon. then read the description of the 23yr old pappy van winkle barrels. totally impressed with the flavor. dark chocolate vanilla bourbon burn. this stout was rick and sweet. a great sipping beer on a cold winter night.
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am a dark beer fan, and Duck Rabbit knows what I like. Dark appearance, malty aroma, and smooth finish of malted barley. Fantastic!
Christpuncher (2833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An awesome imperial milk stout. Super smooth with a burnt coffe flavor. Smells like chocolately. Has a nice bitter finish.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Broad Street Cafe, Derm. Really lovely thick pour, and this is exactly the kind of style that really benefits from casking. Unbelievable mouthfeel to this beer, one of the few 5s I’ve given. Superb. There’s some sharp bourbon in the nose and in the first tastes, but it mellows out quickly. Nice smooth chocolate malts are everywhere, complemented nicely by the subtle bourbon, and there are some delicious vanilla flavors coming in too, balancing the modest roasted notes really well. Great beer.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.
Pours dark, dark brown with a surprisingly big head from a cask that showed very good retention and bits of lacing.
Dark roasted malts dominate the aroma with a balanced and non-overpowering bourbon presence. Some milk chocolate and oak as well.
The taste has the whiskey up front before giving way to the milk chocolate and dark malts underneath. The bourbon comes back with a vengeance in the finish with a solid bourbon warmth going down.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little thinner than I expected with decent carbonation for a cask pour.
I really enjoyed this one and, surprisingly, thought the bourbon really did this one some favors. Very nice.
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Pour was dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, and bourbon oak, with vanilla. Taste is nicely balanced, with the bourbon nicely accompanying the milk stout flavors, not overpowering them. Finish is smooth with some bourbon coming through. Mouth is smooth with mild carbonation and average body. Overall, a nice offering from DR.
OldGrowth (3272) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask @ Recovery Room in Chapel Hill. Great aroma, Milk stout base with the bourbon barrel adding a coconut, vanilla, oak scent. Brownish black color, small cocoa brown head. Bitter sweet flavor, Initial bourbon bite gives way to perfect balance, imo, between the milk stout and the bourbon barrel. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish with a slight bourbon bite. Wow, this is a good as a balance I’ve had in a while with a barrel aged beer. damn good beer, Aroma was wonderful to sniff. Well done guys.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Cask at Broad st. cafe in Durham, NC. Black pour, thin tan head and minimal spotty lace. Usual creamy roast malts on the nose but, with a nice twist of vanilla and bourbon. Cream, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and roast. The barrel really takes an awesome base beer to another level.