FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a medium sized creamy dark brown head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweet red wine, amazingly strong coconut, vanilla, toasty malts, chocolate and more toasted coconut - a lot like an Almond Joy candy bar. The flavor was sweet toasted coconut, chocolate, tobacco, vanilla and an undertone of port wine and sour dark fruits. Long chocolate and toasted caramel finish. Full bodied and smooth. The alcohol was well concealed. Marvelous.
Mora2000 (5755) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma has a ton of bourbon notes up front with some chocolate and oak also coming through. As the beer warms I get more notes in the aroma including some roasted malt, honey, cinnamon and graham cracker. The flavor is not as complex, but that is hardly a fault. I do get some heavy coffee flavors as well as some roasted malt, oak and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A great barrel-aged imperial stout.
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to jstax..Pour is dark black with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, Graham cracker..Taste is nice coffee, spice, marshmallows, brown sugar, roast,
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6/21/2011: Thirsty Dog Barrel Aged Siberian Night... Aroma: Cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, muted Madagascar vanilla, and a healthy does of alcohol! Appearance: Opaque black color; static, dense and frothy brown head; nice lacing. Flavor: Lots of barrel char; dark chocolate; hints of vanilla and coffee creme liqueur; quite a bit of bourbony alcohol (maybe a bit too much at times that unfortunately disrupts the intricate balance of this beer and masks the true underlying depth of complexity and flavor); nice warming burn through the nose. Palate: Medium-full to full body; smooth and milky texture; mellow. Overall: Absolutely delicious, but maybe just a touch over the top since more than one pint at a time could spell bad news; definitely has more alcohol and bourbon coming through making it less sessionable as the "regular version", but I always enjoy the flavor of char!
Draught (growler fill) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #101 for this beer.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Via trade with Spence3208 The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, cream. Bourbon is properly restrained. The appearance is jet black, thin tan head. The flavor is Bourbon, chocolate, cream, licorice, molasses. The finish is strong booze burn, light pine, some sweetness. Medium/thick in body. Very nice variation of a nice beer. And the bourbon doesn’t overwhelm. Probably wouldbe even nice rafter 6 months in the cellar.
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, persistent beige head. Roasted coffee bean, rich chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, oak barrel, and hints of smoke. Initial sweetness quickly gives way to some acidity and tartness (possible infection?). Smooth and creamy but thinner in body and texture than expected. So much potential wasted.
50belair (2326) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle generously shared by Darkguardian. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Not much on the nose. A little fizzy, slightly acidic with mild sour notes. Definitely the early stages of an infection. A little thin in the body..
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours opaque black with a light tan head that leaves a tiny ring of suds. The nose is of deeply toasted, sweet caramel and light roasts. Flavors follow suit, with smoked toffee, toasty caramel, bourbon-soaked figs and dates, chocolate and vanilla candies, oak-infused molasses and subtle dark maple syrup. The finish continues with smoky sweetness, complemented by roasted dark-cherry caramels, introducing just a hint of peppering alcohol. This aged offering has a full body with an oily, semi-sticky mouthfeel, integrating soft carbonation to make the quaff so very smooth! This is extremely comforting and complex, taking one of the most respected brews I’ve had and kicking it up a notch! Thick, gorgeous and beautiful, this is superbly second-to-none!!
umich03jm (2043) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Pours very dark brown with a small head that fades quickly to a ring. Aromas are light roast, bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is very smooth but lacks complexity. Mostly just bourbon and light chocolate. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel, noticeable carbonation. Overall, a smooth BB sipper but nothing special.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark color with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy on bourbon with chocolate and some roasted malt. Flavor is bourbon, malt, chocolate, and coffee. Mouth feel is not as thin as I expect. Carbonation is average. This beer is heavy bourbon but I don’t sense much under it. I think this will age well.