stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is thin bodied with very little to no head. Aromas of bourbon vanilla and chocolate. Tastes along the same line. Unfortunately the barrel aging has thinned the beer compared to normal siberian night. Whiskey notes are very dry and lacking in the full body taste. Simetimes too much time in the barrel is not the way to go. Maybe if they used freshly drained barrels the taste would better suit this beer.
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 14, 2016. Bottle, received in a trade, thanks!
Black with a small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet malty with caramel, vanilla, toasted coconuts, some dark chocolate notes,
Taste is sweet, malty, slight warming. Finish is bitter, dark roasted chocolate, some ash, warming bourbon, sweet caramel, vanilla, notes of raisins. Medium bodied, slight oily texture, average carbonation.
_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Hackobock. Pours blackish dark brown with a small frothy mocha head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissiapting. Smell is malty and very tiny vegetal with roasted malts, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, roasted coconut, green chili, moist soil and bourbon alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty. Mouthfeel is round, tiny oily, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with fat chocolate malts and bourbon. Solid... Perhaps a bit hot.
rlgk (17322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at TradeBookCon #04 160714. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, woody notes, coconuts, licorice, fig notes. Roasted vanilla and chocolate flavor, licorice, woody, bourbon, raisins, and figs, warming alcohol, ash notes, some spices. Really nice beer.
Holtguy (161) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coffee. Taste is vanilla, cream, and bourbon up front, followed by coffee, burnt malt and bitter dark chocolate. Really quite a change from sweet to burnt/bitter all in the course of one sip. Creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Strangebrewer (1136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured opaque, black, with a creamy brown head. Aroma of alcohol and espresso. Full body, lower carbonation, rich creamy mouthfeel. Flavour of burnt malts, molasses, oak, notes of vanilla. Warning alcohol finish.
Gluepot (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark tan head on a near black body. Nose is rich with bourbon, coffee, cream and chocolate. Lots of elements here working in good balance. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, molasses, cream, fudge, vanilla and some rich dark berries, with enough supporting hops. Dense rich body. Top notch dessert IS.
monk191 (1711) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good bourbon barreled stout. Pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and marshmallow. Taste is smooth, with chocolate and marshmallow, and some vanilla in the finish. Had in the bottle.
MacBoost (1737) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from shelf. Chugged in about 7 seconds. It was roasty, marshmallow coupled with horse dung and fudge. Mediocre at best. Fuck the great state of Ohio and all those who live in it.
gregwilsonstl (1946) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black. Medium khaki head. Tasted side by side with regular version. Thick and chewy. Roasted. Strong oak flavor...almost too much for me. Lasting bourbon. I liked the regular version better, this one masks the great toast flavor behind lots of bourbon woodiness. Enjoyed after running my 5th marathon. Thx JSquire.
xblanchard29x (22) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Four pack purchased at the brewery. Also enjoyed a a snifter off the tap. Chocolate, boubon, and roasted notes.