Schroppfy (2350) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Head died really quickly. Oaky nose, even bourbony. A bit thin. The nice thing here is he bit of milky stout, of chocolate milk, in the flavor. This makes if different than the slew of oak aged stouts that are flooding the place.
Marc (485) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a big tan head made of loose slow bubbles fading into a soft fluffy hat. Plenty of vannila and bourben in the nose with touches of black malt and cream. Smooth medium mouth feel with slightly bitter roastieness, whiskey, coffee bean, dark chocolate, and cream. Long roasty finish with a grainy/grassy charactor and a little herbal bitterness on the sides of the tounge well after its gone. ABV is hardly noticable through out this one. Thanks again Eric.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Tasted next to Old Heathen) Big bourbon nose, vanilla, and oak. Lighter thab OH. Way too much bourbon. The bourbon washes away all the compexities that are found in OH. One dimensional. Save your money and drink Old Heathen. The bourbon killed this brew.
JCW (1273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess I agree with Bert(Slob) about the flavor here, but I come to a different conclusion. Opaque, dark brown in color with a small tan brown head. The wood aging comes through slightly on a sniff but the malt comes through more. On a mouth full vanilla, bourbon, and roast over shadow the stout character of the beer. Couple personal taste come to play here, I love the smell/taste of bourbon but the huge amount of alcohol in it ruins the experience for me. No matter how much I say its smooth, it burns and makes me gag. This is what I’d hope for in a bourbon or whiskey. Sweet fininsh. Good beer.
sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy, small brown cola like head thats gone in a flash. Whiskey, lightly smokey nose, not much else. Very black with some brown edging. Medium body, fairly thin for an Imperial. Whisky notes up dront backed by faint chocolate and roast flavors with the whisky flavors dominating. Dry Whisky laced finish. I,m not sure what the fascination with Bourbon barrel aged Stouts is though? You want Whisky flavors, drink Whisky. This beer is better than i had expected., though still highly overrated as most Weyerbacher products are.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark. Head very creamy and thick, fades eventually to a thick, oily film of a vaguely reddish, light-brown head. Nose incredibly woody, roasts are a bit there, alcohol noticeable. Very nice flavor, lots of wood in it, very, very oaky. Plenty of vanilla, some chocolate, some whisky burn to it. Very good stuff, quite impressed, an improvement on the Old Heathen.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque balck with a thick creamy tan head. The aroma is massively oaky, vanilla , wood., and alcogol. Huge oak and chocolate flavor. Quite nice. Full body lots of oak and whiskey in the finish.
ChazyRPh (581) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle...opaque pour with a medium hot chocolate head. Mild aroma, hard to smell in this bar environment. Definite whisky flavor, nice, not overpowering. Tastes like Southern Comfort. Some dark chocolate to finish, this was served too cold. As it warms, whisky aroma comes out, but the flavor mellows and the chocolate bitter grows. Delicious.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is some tasty stuff.22oz bottle(freshest before 6-14-2005 printed on case)Aromas of huge malt, roasty, smokey choco-burbon,some octane and vanilla.Pours out into a snifter with a healthy short lasting brownish head,great lace as well.All aromas incorporated in the flavor.Oily slightly thin palate(typical of Weyerbacher ales)but it’s just so damn tasty(even in july) Tease of citrus in there as well.Great stuff.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 oz bottle. Black brew with no head - looks just like a Cola. Earthy yeasty bready aroma that I find in some Belgians (St Bernardus) and that I love. On tasting, however, I wasn’t getting any of the oak or bourbon - seemed like regular Old Heathen to me.