stumpyiliz (215) - 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.
jbruner (2356) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288, thanks Derek! Pours a thick black with dissipating tan head that leaves great lace. Aroma is chocolate and bourbon, hints of vanilla and roast, a back end of phenolic alcohol. Taste is chocolate bourbon stout goodness, thick and viscous without any sign of the booze. Pretty damn nice.
Countbeer (4517) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Brown head with black body.
Nose of bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, some sweet tar, herbal roast, earth, mocha, spice and roast. Very nice.
Flavours of dark chocolate, mocha, spice, bitters, roast, sticky, cacoa, light wood tone, praline, some light whiskey/bourbon tints, some sweet roast (while not sweet) and a hint of hay roast.
Aftertaste is malty, roast, dark chocate, mocha and praline.
Low carbo, creamy oily foamy silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy foamy ouly sticky texture. Delicious stuff.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5682-20130817] Bottle. Roasted peanut vanilla malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Roasted light coffee malt flavour has a hint of wooden barrel. Full body. Tasty, great balance. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8+
(@ Campground Brewdown 2013, Millmont, PA)
chinchill (1940) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great balance in this RIS, with the barrel aging contributing to a very smooth body and well hidden ABV but mild bourbon aromatics and flavors. Good complexity with relatively strong notes of dark chocolate and dark bread, and more subtle coffee. .
GTAEgeek (1238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a medium foamy, tan head. The nose is assertive, and complex. Notes of chocolate, coconut, oak, peat, vanilla, and sherry. Sweet flavor, with very little burnt bitterness. Very heavy body, creamy, and smooth.
This beer impressed me thoroughly. The aromas are layered very well, with the bourbon accenting the stout well, without overwhelming it. Not drinkable, exactly, but sip by sip, it disappeared far too quickly.
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled at bottle share. quite good, despite being a little on the hot side.
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is deep black with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of chocolate syrup, burnt caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, bitter cocoa, and burnt grain. Alcohol is hidden well.
DrewFace (799) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big malty, grainy, chocolate, roasty, aroma, light notes of vanilla and booze. Thick dark blackish color, brown creamy head. Very roasty, chocolately malt, semisweet, notes of oak, finishes with some bourbony/boozy character. Smooth for the high boost.
beechner224 (685) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, mild coffee, sweet, mild vania. Taste is light bodied, mild sweetness, some bitter coffee, and chocolate. Tasty overall.
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip. Vintage unknown. Pours a pitch black with a wispy mocha head. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and light oak and booze. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, and lots of oak. A bit too thin. Not bad, but not amazing.