NikkTwist (3225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Draft at Eulogy. Start of a barrel. Opaque brown pour in a tulip glass. Nice foamy tan head that left some lace. Slightly medicinal chocolate liquor. Definite bourbon barrel notes. Tootsie Rolls. Not much aroma once the head dies down. Silky palate. Smooth finish. High ABV is well hidden. Nice, but lacks complexity. Update: Having it on draft again during an Allagash event at Moriartys. Similar looking, though much less lace. Started too cold but warmed up to some deeper complex flavors. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a two finger light khaki foam. The nose is soft with sweet chocolate and bourbon soaked tootsie roll, spicy vanilla bean and licorice. The palate follows... wow Im digging this lots of cola nut, round full soft mouthfeel, bourbon bite is apparent but dialed in with the roasted chocolate malt and traces of licorice, herbal spice and vanilla. Really loving this ! auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
On tap at Julian’s - Providence, RI. Finishing off my four sampler of Allagash’s return to Rhode Island, I’m reminded that, oh right, I don’t like Allagash beers. I never buy their bottles because I always find the beers undewhelming and overpriced. Able to sample a number at a reasonable price, it seems like a better deal, but still leaves me flat. This bourbon black is a sloppy mess. The underlying stout is weak, compromised, and more like a brown ale. Somehow, the bourbon gets lost and doesn’t integrate well. Mediocre. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Big chocolate and bourbon nose, very boozy. Moderately sweet taste with a light bitterness. Lots of buttery coconut-y bourbon in this one to go along with the usual chocolate, toffee and light roast. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2010
The aroma of sweet and biscuit is enveloped by the bourbon barrels. The dark thick stout color sports a big bold head. The stout flavor is slightyly bitter and bites at the end with an ABV of 9.5.
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma: Dark Fruits, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Dark Red Plum, Black Bread, Bourbon, Mild Vanilla, Mildly Snokey
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet italianjohn (3139) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Black pour tan head creamy with light lacing .... aroma of bourbon and roasted malts and coffee ..... very smooth and silky with a light fruity and roasted malt and coffee taste ... a bitter warming alcohol bourbon finish .... not a heavy brew kind of thin and easy drinking as it warms more of the bourbon flavor comes in ... not bad but i wasn’t blown away tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Like most bourbon barrel aged beers, the bourbon is too strong here. The aroma is bourbon, chocolate, some roast. The appearance is a deep balck, almost no head. The flavor is bourbon, chocolate, molasses. The finish has some chocolate sweetness, but is mainly bourbon. Very good beer. Again, the bourbon sort of overwhelms everything else. rxeight (3084) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Slight bourbon aroma. Almost covered up by the spices. More belgian than stout. Very thin. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Growler from The Growler Store. Pours black with a thick creamy head that hangs around for forever. Dry roasted grain aroma with a nicely balanced bourbon barrel compliment. Smooth roasted grain, bourbon, vanilla and oak in the taste with a dark roasted grain bite on the end. Well balanced and tasty brew.