burgy (454) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Aroma is very vanilla, mild alcohol & slight chocolatey roast. Appearance is deep dark with a off brown head. Taste starts out mildly chocolatey with a nice easy feel almost no alcohol burn at all! Palate is thick and viscous with a great feel, it does have almost too much carbonation though. Overall, great beer canít wait to age a few bottles!
Re-visited this after a 8 month aging! Great depth! Lots of the flavors feel the same but with more deepness.
atlrizzob (121) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poors black brown with tan head. Aroma of oak, chocolate, and bourbon. A lot of bourbon in the flavor with chocolate, wood, coffee.
VIBhunter (19) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Pours dark brown. Very little to no head with some lacing on top of glass.
Aroma- Oak, whiskey, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.
Taste- Wood, whiskey, chocolate, vanilla, with some sweet and tart.
Palate- Full bodied with complex flavors of oak, dried fruit, chocolate with a clean dry finish. Itís a well blended beer.
Overall- Whiskey balanced well with the malt which made the alcohol not overpowering.
ESPh (40) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice oak aroma and dark black color. Good head. Slight taste of vanilla and whiskey and oak. Almost a little alcohol flavor. Very complex. Good.
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njnut (110) - 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 (1) - 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 didnít mention the bourbon barrels, so it was a very pleasant surprise when it arrived. Amazing dark color.
jflopsu (399) - 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 (1386) - 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 thatís about it. Same flavor-wise. Whisky. And bitter malts at the end. Good... Not great.
CraftBeerNick (701) - 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 (1634) - 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 (835) - 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.