jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014 ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, one of 228. can’t quite remember where this came from but thank you! pours a deep, dark brown that sits black in the glass with garnet edges and a thin, whispy beige head. aroma is great with heavy whiskey, rye malt, toasted barrel, vanilla, and cocoa backed by burnt marshmallow, toffee, and cold coffee. flavor is delicious as well, albeit a bit brash, with a blast of fresh bourbon, barrel essence, wet earth, and toffee backed by dark chocolate, spent coffee grains, grape skins, and coconut oil with a touch of smoke on the back end. palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish dominated by bourbon, dark fruits, and cocoa. overall, a damn nice barrel aged imperial stout that i’m glad to have tried.
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Bourbon and oak dominate along with chocolate coffee and vanilla. jandd1983 (4390) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of grains, roasted malts and nice flavors of bourbon. The taste was awesome with dark grains, roasted malts, some chocolate, caramel and more bourbon. Thanks vyvvy! RobertDale (6573) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Sample at SRBG 2014. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and barrel. Very nice. jtclockwork (16701) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis grand tasting. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of oak, bourbon, whiskey, chocolate brownie and vanilla. Dry finish. Medium body. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle thanks Kier. super spicy variant, lots of coffee spice, spruce like woodiness.
alexsdad06 (10486) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours dark cola brown to almost black with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, wood, an unexpected spicy note maybe from the wood. Good earthy bitterness and a touch of black coffee. Solid beer and different enough from the other barrel treatment. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Bottled 10/1/12. Dark brown black color. Nice lace. Great woody, lightly spicy aroma. Big body. Smooth, lighter soft carbonation. Nice big chewiness. Big bitter taste, which is awesome, but a bit of a whiskey bite from that barrel. Nice huge bitter dark chocolate, bigger coffee, pleasant wood / spice barrel aromas. Some very light hints of dark fruit... Raisins, dates. Love the texture on this. Great barrel aged imperial stout, but just a bit hot. phaleslu (10334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep brown, mostly opaque, with a small but lasting beige head. Big bourbon aroma, with notes of chocolate, coconut, caramel, vanilla, and oak. Some mild roast. The flavor, though, adds an element of earthy bitterness, not unlike what you’d find in a black IPA. Cool twist, and I know it’s from the base beer, a hoppy imperial stout. Medium-bodied, smooth, and bitter, with some balancing sweetness and moderate carbonation. This was really nice. Better than the Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrel version. vyvvy (6523) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma has lots of vanilla, cream, oak, smooth roast, dark berries and smooth whiskey. Medium / full body with a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor starts out with bitter roast, vanilla, coffee bitterness, whiskey and some spice. The finish is heavy on the vanilla, whiskey and coffee and is quite bitter. While the IBUs are around 65, the hops aren’t really that noticeable. Quite nice.