yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a solid chocolate brown head. Roasted malt aroma, light hoppy note. Roasted malt flavoured, chocolate and smooth caramel too. Medium bitter and roasted malt flavoured finish. Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
Bottled. A black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of sweet matl as well as lighter notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours black and opaque with a small light brown head. Burned malty aroma with a little vanilla and wood. Medium body with hard roasted malts, vanilla and oak. Malt bitter finish. 270509 Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2006
Near black colour with a big head. Quite fizzy, obscuring some chocolatey accents. Mainly malty with light chocolate but I can’t move past the fizz (I never can). bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Just another fantastic bottle from Acknud. Or so I expect. Here goes: Poured really black with quit a dark tan head. It’s the aroma of smooth burnt toasted malt. Full bodied with almost chewy carbonation. Flavor is suggestive of those expensive Paradox barrel stouts. Notes of chocolate, wood, bourbon and vanilla. Whoops. I just figured out why barrel is in the name. Finishes smooth and somewhat astringent - or maybe that’s my mouth trying to suck up the last flavor bits from my gums. Seriously, it is very good. Right in there with the Paradox and arguably much above Old Engine Oil Special Reserve. Hoosiers definitely rule.
Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle shared by smittymack poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of bourbon, burnt carmel, vanilla, dark fruit and molasses. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, burnt carmel, vanilla, dark chocolate and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish. Tmoney99 (14866) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle shared at local BA gathering.
Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roast coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Another good smooth brew.argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2006 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle at Barley Island. Poured black with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly. Heavy sweet bourbon aroma. Medium to full body. Full sweet roasted malt with a smooth bourbon finish that lasted at the finish. Heavy sweet drinkable brew.
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 (7/15/09, 12oz bottle, thanks BBB63) Brown-black body topped by small brown head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, Bourbon/vanilla, cocoa, some roast. Light-medium body. (6/3/6/3/12)
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
(12/19/05 22oz bottle, thanks BBB63) Enormous brown head atop a black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla/bourbon, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/bourbon, beneath which is buried light milk chocolate. Over-carbonated light-medium body. The beer is not strong enough to stand up to the bourbon barrel. (6/3/5/2/10)
GABF 2008. Pours black with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, wood, smoke, and vanilla. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness. Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
This beer is a deep brown-black color with a medium tan head that recedes quickly. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. The aroma consists of dark malt, oak and coffee. Full body with flavors of oak, vanilla coffee and burnt malt. Bourbon character is well-subdued. The finish is malty and leaves a nice vanilla and coffee aftertaste. Overall this is a decent Stout that falls more on the side of a good Coffee Stout rather than going overboard with the barrel aged flavors.