nuplastikk (6206) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Brickhouse pre GTMW 2012. After a long day of bourbon barrel beers...it doesn’t really blow you me away. Brown-black body, steady beige head. Big caramel booze, but balanced by some hefty chocolate tones. Hardly worth the hype. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
pours brown tan head nose is nutty vanilla molasses bourbon bomb fl follows the aroma. weihenweizen (3731) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Refrigerated brown bomber poured in a sample glass. Pours black with dark brown hightlights. Little lacing, medium/thick body. Taste is good bourbon, vanilla, and roasty. A little too much bourbon for me, but still good. JStax (6346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma is heavy Bourbon. Taste like bourbon an and wood. Fairly roasty and wood with lots of Bourbon up front. MotherBrother (941) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Pour very dark brown, with a thin reddish hue, and a small dense tan head. Aroma has plenty of barrel and wood. Really delicious bourbon notes. Cocoa nibs, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee and slight leather. Bourbon here and bourbon there. Really is delicious. The taste is slightly sweet, with a faint roasty bitterness to it. Semi-full bodied, with an average carb. A huge thanks to Ryan for sending me this bad boii..
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours dark brown. Looks a bit murky but it could just be the color. Light beige head. Small bubbles. Dissipating head. Lots of brown sugar, roast and chocolate in the nose. Well blended bourbon character. Lots more good barrel character in the taste. Starts sweet but dries out well as the wood comes in. Solid roast and chocolate flavors. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good beer. phaleslu (10098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Fourteen and Fifteen tried side by side, thanks to a generous local beer pal- thanks again, Chris! Both pour a deep, cloudy brown with amber highlights; The Fifteen displays more of a head. Both have a little dustiness/mustiness in the aroma on top of sweet and roasty malts, caramel, bourbon, coconut, marshmallow, vanilla, and oak. The flavor has notes of caramel, bourbon, nuts, vanilla, roast, oak, and coconut. The Fifteen is lighter in body and drier on the palate; both have modest carbonation. Good barrel imperial stout. 15: 9 4 8 3 16; 14: 8 4 8 4 16. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Last time I tried this it was a bourbon bomb. Glad to see it's aged well, developing more roasty qualities over the months. Still suffers from Central Waters Syndrome (aka lack of body). Tasty. Reynolds314 (3433) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2012
What a surprisingly great BA Imp stout. This pours ink black with nice brown head. Aroma is huge vanilla bourbon, chocolate and ash. Taste is amazingly toasty smooth and rich with great flavors. Awesome. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2012
22oz bottle, split with ablackshear. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma roasty, chocolate, bourbon. Medium to heavy on the palate with light, sharp carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, chocolate, oak, vanilla, bourbon, coffee. Very complex. Very tasty. Well deserving of its medal at GABF.