petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
I can see how some would say this beer has way too much bourbon and isn’t balanced at all. That person would call this a hot mess. Well, I guess that’s just what I like. An in your face Bourbon stout that doesn’t pull any punches. wow!!!!!!!! douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
2009 edition. Small nip bottle (it says 355 ml, but the bottle is tiny, more like 7-8 ounces no way 12). Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A great nose; sweet cocoa, bourbon, sweet vanilla, more bourbon. The flavor is great; initial cocoa and milky chocolates, rich vanilla and sweet bourbon, light sweeter malts. Rich and big. A great imperial stout. Tastes old somehow. Light mouthfeel . RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2010
had this at the Big Rock Chophouse. it was good, but not worth the $9 i paid for it.. pretty tame by RIS standards. nothing remarkable about it. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
12 oz bottle, brewed 2005. Dark brown with some creamy tan edging. Nose is bourbon, dark chocolate and vanilla with a touch of tar. Coating with a bracing tang. Prominent alcohol but not objectionable. Taste starts with a slap of bourbon; woody, prunes, dates and chocolate but not so sweet. Finishes with citrus peel, tobacco and burnt sugar. Great barrel aging. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 (12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59; handbottle from thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, caramel, coconut, maple, raisins, toffee, wood, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, cherry, toffee, and lactose.
blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
bottle, via trade with mibirder, black pour with big boozy smoke aroma, flavors of sweet caramel, molasses, vanilla and bourbon whiskey, nice thick finish hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a smaller sized tan head. Aromas of wood, some earthiness, roast, chocolate, vanilla, and bourbon. Tastes of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruits. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this rare beer. Pours a very deep brown with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Flavor of bourbon, vanilla, oak, chocolate and toffee. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 (Bottle marked 11/09 thanks to blutt59) Pours jet black with tan bubbles. Nose of vanilla, coffee, and sweet chocolate. Taste of bakers chocolate, caramel, cream, cocoa, with a thick and sweet finish with a moderate amount of bitterness. Slightly syrupy too. Rating: 8-4-7-3-15mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2010
(12oz bottle from the brewer - Re-Rate! deep ruby/brown with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of rich maple, waffles, bourbon, rich chocolate. Taste of alcohol, maple, waffles, bourbon, rich chocolate, very decadent! Vanilla here too, so complex and flavorful. Thick body, coffee, vanilla, well carbonated, and an absolutely spot-on palate finish. Age has really done wonders for this beer. Now the 2009 vintage I would rate as: 8-4-8-5-17
bottle marked 11/09 thanks to blutt59. black with an espresso head. bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts and more vanilla. great thickness with a nice vanilla/bourbon flavor with chocolate and roasted malts as well.