ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an opaque black color. The head is a one finger tan shade that retains surprisingly well for a barrel-aged RIS (though perhaps not given its ABV). A good ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Thereís a bourbon character here - and itís a wholly decent one at that. Notes of vanilla, charred oak, and coconut complement the chocolaty, roasty base.
T: Wow, Iím surprised how heavily the barrel character comes through. The opening chocolate sweetness is quickly supplanted by vanilla and coconut in the middle. It finishes with strong charred oak and a returning hint of powdered chocolate. This one lacks complexity - great chocolate character, though.
M: Tannic with a capital T. The lighter body and dry finish means this comes out more strongly than, say, BCBS. However, thereís still a lingering sweetness on the aftertaste. If I have a (big) problem, itís that the texture seems almost inadequately thin and angular on the palate given the sweetness level. The good drinkability canít compensate, either.
O: This is a poor manís BCBS in every sense of the word. Itís not as decadent, not as big, not as flavorful, not as hard to find, and not as expensive. The mouthfeel is underwhelming, but I can really see this as a great introduction to barrel-aged imperial stouts. Hell, Iíd gladly pick it up again myself.
Criz (186) - - MAY 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep oily black thin slick head that sticks to glass. Aromas of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla. Very sweet on the palate, caramelized sugar almost milk stoutish. First beer by Weyerbacher, nicely done.
darb85 (138) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black brown with almost effervescent head that dissipates quickly. Smells of chocolate and whiskey. Very sweet chocolate with cinnamon finish. Whisky prevails through thin mouth feel. Good sipper but not sure if want more than one. Almost too sweet. And carbonation throws it off. Want to age one for a year and see what happens
furthur (360) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, black beer, walnut colored head fades. Aroma vanilla and oak, bourbon, molasses, dried plums, cherries, toasted barley and coffee. Taste is molasses, vanilla and oak, with a faint red wine like astringency, coffee, bourbon. Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. This is a nice dry roasty BA stout, with all that goes with that, and itís still easily drinkable. Excellent.
BroadestTom (101) - - MAY 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma coffee, roasty, caramel, chocolate, alcohol,
Appearance black, brown foam, minimal head,
Taste chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, whiskey
Palate full body, thick feel,
Overall not for a new to craft beer person but a really nice barrel aged stout that I would suggest to a friend.
kevinsenn (1374) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bruisiní Ales. Roasty bourbon caramel aroma. Similar taste. Sweet, dry finish. Good stuff.
BeerBunker (844) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, wood, dark fruit, and vanilla. The first few sips were all wood. There is a lot of dark fruit and chocolate, with a nice malt base. You can definitely taste the alcohol. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Body is definitely on the light side. Itís decent.
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with two fingers of khaki head with decent lacing. Aroma of bourbon and sweet vanilla that mimic a bit of banana and a hint of umami and mild roast. Nice blend of roast, coffee, bourbon and mild vanilla with a bit of dark cherry and plum. Finishes semi dry with a bit of roast and alcohol warmth. Medium/full body with moderate/high carbonation. Very well blended flavors that are not over the top like many barrel aged stouts.
Pyobon (1060) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On Tap) Jet black with slight white head. Little aroma. Smooth medium bodied with bright carbonation. Very pleasant taste - vanilla, oak, bourbon. Very pleasant beer.
Mep3222 (796) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of Roasted, chocolatey malt with oaky vanilla and bourbon in there. Taste is the same. Super smooth and balanced. Slight sweet up front with a bitter cocoa finish. Very full bodied. Vanilla bourbon flavors are pretty noticeable. So much flavor and so much balance. Maybe a slight boozy harshness, but it is slight. This is another great stout from weyerbacher. I have been very impressed with their stouts lately. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Chocolate and coffee nose. Taste is chocolate coffee.