kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a pitch black with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, nuts, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, ripe dark fruit, oak, some hints of brown sugar and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, smoke, brown sugar, toffee, light bourbon, caramely sweetness. Medium to full body with a pleasing malty finish. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Nice bit of bourbon on the nose, along with some chocolate. Flavor is surprisingly subtle for a barrel aged stout, but very well integrated, nuanced, and balanced. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
bottle thanks to sigma23. poured black with a tan/copper head that stays for the life of the beer. aroma was chocolate, slight bourbon, some faint coffee, seemed to have a slight presence of vanilla. flavor was bitter coffee, dark roasts, some bourbon but not much. body was about medium with high carbonation. not bad at all. thanks for the bonus tim!! thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2009
( 12oz bottle) Pours black, light tan head. Nose is chocolate syrup, crackers. Taste is coffee, oats. Finishes like unsweetened chocolate with a nice thick body. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma has bourbon and roasted malts. Simple but has nice flavor. Not too complex, good level of roast and some bourbon.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle from Crown#6. Pours pitch black with negligible head. Nose has some decent bourbon, not very strong, accompanied by roasted malts. Taste is pretty bitter with lots of roasted malt and a touch of bourbon flavor. Flavors seem a little off, but it might be the lingering taste of the G.I. BCS I had two days ago (tough act to follow). travita (4985) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The look is brown to black in color with an off white head. The smell is coffee, malts, alcohol, and bourbon. The taste is coffee, bourbon, malts, chocolate, and good. mar (5406) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Black with a khaki head. Nose is coffee and roasted malts. Definite flavor of wood and roasted malts with vanilla in the finish. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a black body and a fading brown head. Aroma of barrel, alcohol, chocolate and vanilla icing. Taste is coffee, chocolate, wet wood and a bit of dark fruit. Light bubbles, thin body for a barrel aged stout. Cavie (4651) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Thick brown pour. Smells of chocolate malts and spicy coffee. Taste has some sharp chocolate and coffee malts. Not bad and leaves the drinker with a solid remembrance.