BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wintefest 2008. Dark brown color with faint head. Broubon and oak characteristics (vanilla, etc) with some chocolate hints. A very nice beer.
Skyview (5352) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught during the Winterfest 2008 in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving tan head that dissipates clean. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some coconut, bourbon and a touch of coffee. Taste is medium to full bodied, hardly no carbonation with flavors of roasted dark malt, strong bourbon, vanilla and dark chocolate. Finish has a high alcohol warmth with some coffee and bourbon flavors.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another RIS farily heavy on the bourban, but nothing like the Fitgers one. Rich and smooth going down indeed, with a good hop presence as well. Good amount of coffee on the pallate as well. Good times.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy bourbon flavor. However, better than the Edmund Fitzgerald BB Stout I had from Fitgers earlier in the night. You can at least taste some of the other flavors such as dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, and cola. Still a little too bourbon dominated for me to rate this really high on the scale.