fonefan (49437) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
mcberko (17867) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Clear dark black brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, berry, tart, spicy, wood - spicy wood, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, cherry, bourbon, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
12 oz. bottle, sent generously by aplusbreaks (thanks a lot, Austin), pours a deep dark mahogany with a tiny head. Pretty hot on the nose, full of rich bourbon barrels, a subtle presence from the cherries, and alcohol - smells rich and intense. Flavour is extremely decadent bringing out equal parts complex bourbon barrels and potent sour cherries - the sourness not being overwhelming at all, but instead perfectly situated amongst the bourbonized complexity. The 15+% is almost completely masked with only a light tickle on the back of the throat. Extremely thick body, with the sour cherries used expertly. Sour stouts never usually impress me, but this is easily the best take on the style I’ve had. Awesome stuff and my favourite of the Barrel-Aged Series so far. brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
A: This beer pours a very dark brown, nearing black, with an off-white head.
S: Wood is front and center right from the beginning. Sweet cherries follow and there’s tons of vanilla and bourbon notes to go with it. A really smooth and luxurious aroma to this beer that is just great.
T: An awesome bourbon and barrel aroma. Plenty of oak and vanilla, caramel, molasses, and maple syrup all come to mind. The beer itself provides just a touch of roast and chocolate. The cherries are great and just have a subtle tartness to them.
M: The body is medium to full with a smooth, low carbonation.
D: I’d say only Sui Generis is better of the barrel series from Avery. This was just fantastic. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle at home - Tasting. Black - brown bubbles. Burned, licorice, high malty, ok bourbon notes, nice sour cherries, lovely, smooth, light milkey and toasted notes, chocolate. Lovely. Ratman197 (14856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle poured a clear deep dark reddish brown nearly black with a lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of sour cherries, bourbon, oak, bitter chocolate, prunes, carmel and light vanilla. Palate was medium to full bodied with a smooth dry warming finish. Flavors of sour cherries, bitter chocolate, bourbon, carmel, oak, vanilla, prunes and a hint of coffee with a smooth dry warming lingering chocolate cherry finish. Another GREAT Avery beer!
djd07 (14675) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small off white head. The aroma is fruity malt and cherry. Medium moutheel with a sweet fruit flavor and sour finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering. Wow really enjoyed this one. BeerandBlues2 (13378) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small/medium frothy brown head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, nutty, chocolate, dark fruit), medium hops (floral), and dark fruity esters with notes of fig, prune, heavy kettle caramelization, oak, tar, and lightly tart dark fruit. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, nutty, chocolate, dark fruit), medium hops (floral), and dark fruity esters with notes of fig, prune, heavy kettle caramelization, oak, tar, and lightly tart dark fruit. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(12oz, bottled Jan 8 2011, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of cherry, chocolate, bourbon, roasted malt, raisins, and oak. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
12oz bottle. This was one Big Boy! Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Cherries, wood, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and some bourbon. Medium alcohol burn in the finish - but for a big boy like this, expected. Camons (12451) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle @ private beer tasting, Denver. Thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a shortlasting tan head wich setles into a ring along the glass sides. Aroma of oak, coffee, chocolate, smoke, toffee, cherries. Taste is roasted malty, tart cherries, coffee, oak, vanilla, coconut, soy, bourbon, just layers upon layers of taste. Medium body, low carbonation, alchohol very well hidden. Very delightfull beer, just wich i could get some more. 090311