Ratman197 (7631) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roated malt, oak, vanilla, milk chocolate, carmel and bourbon. Palate was meium bodied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, roastiness, vanilla, light carmel and light bourbon with a smooth watery lingering bourbon finish.
emacgee (3445) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a viscous inky black with one finger or dark tan head. Some light comes through on the edges. Nose is rich with soft chocolate notes and hints of wood. Lots of acidity and dark coffee in the nose, kind of slick. Very very very slight barrel character. Shows some age. Mellow flavor, too much acidity by a long shot. Cuts the body way down. Kind of has the cold coffee thing going on. Slick in the mouth with a medium body and light carbonation. Nothing special here.
ryanfolty (1457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: March 24, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: DalzAle tasting Description: Dark brown pour with a nice amount of head and lacing. Aroma and taste of chocolate and bourbon.
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bacterial! Dark brown pour, medium lasting carbonation and an aroma of chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Flavor is a nice meld of coffee, bourbon, chocolate and nuts. Interesting BA stout, worth the time to seek out.
douglas88 (4480) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma was rich cocoa and roast, something almost akin to tartness I guess it is the barrel. The flavor is very good and mellow; roasty, rich milk, chocolate, cocoa, a bit of heavier roast but mostly mellow and sweet. Not much barrel here, maybe a bit of roundness.
Sledutah (3192) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Doodler
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee and some metallic
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and woody
Gription79 (1597) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. chocolate, caramel, sweet malts,. A nice imperial stout.
stumpyiliz (140) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - dark fruits with vanilla and a hint of bourbon
Appearance - dark, thin pour with fast disappearing tan head
Taste - Sweet with cocoa and light bourbon initially
Palate - not a heavy, sticky sweet stout, but overall a complex crisp stout
Overall - For Twisted Pine, this is one of their better brews I have tried. I have been usually let down by this brewer, but with this beer and series, I think they are going to make the next big step into the craft beer world.
Doodler (301) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml black wax capped bottle. Dropped by in Boulder to pick this one up. De-waxing was a bit of a mess, but once opened, pours a pitch black and has a big bourbon nose and vanilla aroma. Told this is a blend of three various years of stouts blended into one. Taste is rich malts, cocoa nibs and caramel with loads of bourbon throughout. Somewhat thinner for a sweet stout, but a pretty easy drinker. Still a little heat working, finishes with a sugary caramel and roasted coffee note.