hopscotch (10180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a decadent fusing of vanilla and fudge. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is roasted and chocolaty with a lightly boozy, warming finish. I didnít pick up a lot of bourbon in this. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, molasses, caramel, toffee, cocoa and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of molasses, oak, cocoa, toffee and light bourbon with a smooth lingering molasses finish.
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Gingerman NYC with Taylor. Pours black with very minimal head. Aroma is fresh barrel, muted roasted malt, with slight booze. Taste is a burst of various flavors. I really like this, it is interesting and complex. Nice oaky barrel, boozy bourbon that melds with the beer and does not overpower it, dark/burnt roasted malt notes that meld with the barrel and booze in a complex way, there is a slight light malt reach barley note in there too, finish is marshmallow barrel chocolate snooze that stays strong for a long time and final ends with nice booze and charred notes. Fantastic, and completely unexpected.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours and inky black with a khaki head. Strong barley noise with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavors of roasted barley, chocolate and espresso with the barrel adding coming in on the backside, not overwhelmingly strong bourbon flavor, just a hint. Very good beer, find it and try it!
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black.... tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is boozy and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, burnt barley, malts, and licorice. Bourbon definitely comes through. Smooth and good. Less harsh than some big stouts. Overall enjoyable.
Iphonephan (4762) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours black with a tan head. Smoky nose. Flavors of chocolate and licorice quickly overwhelmed by a sharp booziness.
Homer321 (2893) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade. Poured into a snifter. Nose is chocolate and booze. Taste is initially booze then reveals a ton of chocolate. Moderate bitterness. Slightly sweet but isnít cloying. More chocolate in every sip. overall a very solid beer, and besides the aroma and initial taste, the booze is well hidden, isnít hot. well done.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fair aroma of bourbon, lots of dark fruits, caramel, light burnt aroma, dark chocolate, vanilla... touch of bourbon up front, dark fruits, perhaps even some berries or cherries, light chocolate and vanilla flavor is present. Finish is a touch fruity, body is surprisingly thin for the style. This is good, but i dont rank this with the best barrel aged stouts ive had....
SouthBierBro (17) - - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice toasted coconut aromas, beautiful head, but which recedes rather quickly. Flavor: bourbon very present, but not much burn from it. Very nice. Dark bitter chocolate late on the palate. Definitely needs to be served at its recommended temp. Would like a little more refined mouthfeel; the bourbon is thinning to the mouthfeel.
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Lukaduke (2736) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a two fingers of khaki foam... this beer is very inviting with roasted peanuts, milk chocolate, light roast character and some hints of taffy, cocoa dust, vanilla bean, cake batter and a touch of boozy heat lingers. Tasty !