awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours pitch black with a slight brown edge. Excellent oatmeal cookie and bourbon aroma. Flavor is very smooth and creamy and clearly barrel aged. Nice does of chocolate and dark roasted malt. Very nice brew. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours unclear black coffee in color with a big creamy beige head. The aroma brings sweet and even more spicy boubron notes, almost sweet resiny malts even. The flavor brings sweet vanilla boubron, really smooth to the point where alcohol only presented itself as spicu, quite nice. The body is decently creamy and goes down smooth. dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Nitro pour at Capone’s Black Friday event. Poured a great looking pitch black silky body underneath a smooth velvety light beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, roastiness, slight chocolate, and a touch of heavily roasted coconut. The body is so smooth and sliky with minimal carbonation and a touch of heat on the end. Flavor is roasty overall with an iniital burst of bourbon, vanilla, slight dark chocolate, burnt toast and a lingering aftertaste that is just phenomenal. Another great beer and the nitro pour really adds to this one. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at Old Grove. Pours a pitch black with a small kakhi head with decent lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, roasted malts, bakers coco, and some dark fruits. Taste is of bourbon, roasted malts, coco, some coffee, dark fruits caramel, some molasses, and a little booze. Has a medium-full body with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel, and a semi bitter, slighty boozy finish. Overall, a tasty BBA stout that is actually better then the orginal. yespr (44706) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at OBrians. Pours pitch black with a lacing tan head. Hard roasted malty and mild barrel wooden accent. Light fruity berry touch towards a mild acidic note. Nice dense caramel malt base with a nice roasted flavour and mild acidic note into the finish. Lingering softfruity and roasted malt finish. Lovely.
TimE (5774) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2010
Yummy. Bourbon fairly present in the nose. Smooth mouth, subdued Bourbon. Not too sweet. Warming. Alcohol well hidden. Rounded. Excellent;
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draft at DTJBs. Dark brown, minimal head; nose is big bourbon and wood notes, hints of vanilla and roast; flavor is deep and delicious chocolate and light coffee malts with highlights of anise, bourbon, molasses, vanilla, finishes sweet and boozy; full body, modest carbonation, alcohol warmth; an amazingly balanced and full-flavored BA (2008) stout, absolutely delicious! jonno (2751) - JAPAN - DEC 28, 2010
Ok. So this was listed in Hamiltons as Bourbon Barrel aged at 7% ABV? Anyway, sweet malty dark fruit nose. Good body. Again sweet dark fruit and coffee with a bourbon finish. Not to heavy. Really well done. Easy to drink and shows you can make an excellent beerby ticking all the boxes and without turning everything up to 11. paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Tap at Naja’s Place. Pour is pitch black with a smallish tan head that left a very nice lace ring around my glass. Aroma is black malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit. flavor is awesome! Heavily roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, finish mild bourbon, oak, vanilla and roasted malt. Very nice way to end an awesome afternoon at Naja’s Place December 30 2010. arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Had on tap sometime during RBSG 2008 in SoCal. Smell was mealy with some peaty alcohol apparent. Ruby black in the glass with a dusting of head. I really enjoyed what I termed "whiskey sourness" in this beer, a complement to the dark malts. I tasted apricots and sour apples in the acidity, corn and roastiness in the malts. The sourness and carbonation prick lingered on the tongue after the swallow, which was enjoyable. The carbonation overall was perfect, fizzy then softly foamy. Slightly oily on some sips, but overall the beer was nicely expansive for being so big. I remember this one getting mixed reviews, but mine was positive.