anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
Draft @ Capital Ale House, Richmond, VA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon barrel. Roasted malty bourbon chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and bourbon barrel finish. Travlr (26091) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Dark but clear brownish maroon color, small tan head that settles to an edge, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, bitter cocoa, vanilla, earth. Taste is slightly sweet, dilute roasted coffee. Slight alcohol in the finish. Medium body. Nice enough. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Robert. Pours black. Off tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, vanilla and barrel. Slightly sweet. Plain. Decent. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a somewhat thin dark brown color with a minimal off-white head.
S: I could smell the butter in this as soon as I opened the bottle. Diacetyl pretty much dominates the nose and prevents any bourbon or stout aromas from coming through.
T: For a bourbon barrel aged stout, this beer is incredibly favorless. Watery and bland with maybe a bit of roast and chocolate.
M: The body is just as disappointing as the rest of the beer: thin and lowly carbonated.
D: Another piece of evidence that -bals do not always make a beer better/good. bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours pretty dark brown/black with a bubbly/foamy tan head. Aromas of oak char, chocolate and bourbon/vanilla. Near med body. The flavor is very oak and smoke - and burnt wood. There’s some vanilla and chocolate. A less than sturdy stout aged in oak. Still pretty good.
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle from bleeng at May Tasting. Pours a very dark brown almost black with a medium frothy light tan head with good sticky lacing. The aroma is coffee and light roast. Thin mouthfeel with oak and light smokey finish. A decent stout from Bluegrass. Tmoney99 (14970) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Solid roasted coffee, wood and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Keg at Beer Run, 11/18/14. Somehow I never rated this despite it being in regular rotation for years at my most frequented bar. Pours a clear dark red with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, cherries, vanilla, whiskey. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly too sweet. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz bottle.
It doesn’t look that great for a stout. There are carbonation bubbles that stick to the sides of my snifter. The head is fizzier than it should be. It doesn’t look as thick and imposing as it should.
The smell is sweet bourbon, not too much oak or stout scent. It has a ton of butterscotch in it too.
This is one thin bourbon barrel stout. Dang. It tastes like guiness with some bourbon notes. It isn’t too sweet.
The mouthfeel is thin, not good for the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010 04:44:34 bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, coconut, chocolate, bourbon, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, light wood, and raisins.