njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured in tulip. Black in color small off white head. Aroma is oak, basement, and light whiskey. Taste is coffee, whiskey. Increasing bitter in the finish. Smooth, alcohol is not overbearing at all but there. Warming. A fantastic after dinner beer in place of coffee.
TheWkndr (2) - CARPENTERSVILLE, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ World of Beer - The Villages. Fabulous. The menu description didn’t mention the bourbon barrels, so it was a very pleasant surprise when it arrived. Amazing dark color.
jflopsu (494) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a rich chocolate, malt and hard alcohol aroma. Taste starts very malty with some light bourbon, and finishes like a stout with some coffee and chocolate. Very smooth, which is surprising with the aroma.
cards04 (1609) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite barrel aged stout. Black with tan head. Aromas are mostly a pleasant whisky.. But that’s about it. Same flavor-wise. Whisky. And bitter malts at the end. Good... Not great.
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home 10th January 14. Great aroma, lots going on. Pretty dark... Black, taste is liquorice, some sharp and sweet notes, leather, oak and bourbon. Nice and better than Old Heathen
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak aromas. Bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, slight boozy flavors. A bit goopy, with a boozy flavor. Not my favorite barrel aged beer.
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle pours a dark black with zero head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste the same with slight wood.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 bottle from Rich, thanks! Pours black with a small light tan head. Nose is soy sauce, light chocolates, coffee, paper, light vanilla and woods. Flavor is soy sauce, paper, coffee, wood, vanilla, butterscotch caramels. Finishes medium dry. Medium light body. This one probably shouldn’t have been aged. Sorry, beer.
Jrwhitney6 (271) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, dark brown with very thin head - holding up to light there is almost a cherry hue in streaks. Wonderful nose - vanilla, coffee, wood. Taste was actually less complex than the nose - a little disappointing. There is some vanilla, a drop of bourbon, and some bitterness on the finish, but I found this a bit simple and thin for an imperial stout. It is good and pretty easy to drink (for an imperial stout) - but there are better ones out there (e.g., Great Divide)
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Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jbPortland..Pour is dark black with a tan head...Nose is brown sugar, vanilla, wet oak, whiskey, dirt Taste is light chocolate, bitterness, light vanilla, faint barrel, vanilla, earth, dryness, ..