MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark caramel with no head to come easy. Aromas of whiskey, wood, slight brown sugar behind the high whiskey notes. Flavors of whiskey upfront with underlining notes of roasted malts, hidden cocoa, and slight hints of vanilla towards the end. The more sips the less the whiskey is noticed and then a chocolate/cocoa comes through. Medium sweet and leaves a smoky aftertaste.
furthur (357) - 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 it’s still easily drinkable. Excellent.
BroadestTom (98) - - 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 Bruisin’ Ales. Roasty bourbon caramel aroma. Similar taste. Sweet, dry finish. Good stuff.
BeerBunker (838) - 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. It’s 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.
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is black with little head. The aroma is nice, lots of chocolate and vanilla, not getting much from the barrel. The taste is full bodied, but a little thin for what I was expecting. Solid flavor profile, and some smokiness in the end which I attribute to the barrel.
ColovianTrader (408) - - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet oak and cocoa aroma. Nice barrel presence, with flavors of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, cocoa, toast and raisins. Hints of cherries and berries. The flavors were by no means mild, but also not as strong as expected. Body felt a bit thin for the style but still good.