phoner2 (49) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2017 alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma, hints of sugar and molasses. Taste is very complex, burbon, coffee and chocolate notes. Great beer!
I don't know if there is a change in the 2017 edition or my tastes but it seems very boozy and light on taste, like brown sugar, water, and vodka in a bottle.
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bottle. Black with one finger tan head. Big chocolate malt body, caramel, toffee. Rich and smooth. Substantial bourbon influence along with some barrel. I'd take this over KBS every time. One of the best BBA stouts I've had. Great balance. beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2017
355ml bottle (thx, Chris S.!). Vintage 2014. Pours a deep black (whoa!) With a beige head. Aroma is malty, fruity, chocolaty, some bourbon notes. Similar taste. Great stuff! marcus (10742) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2017
On tap at Local Option. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a magnificent treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with some chocolate and a warm bourbon trail. mariuspoenari (2999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2017
Dark brown pour with a thin tan head - looks a bit light for an imperial stout. But as soon as it’s poured into a glass, a rich bourbon aroma fills the room. Great stuff - bourbon, rye whiskey, quite a bit of oak, vanilla, burnt caramel, toffee, a bit of maple syrup, rich espresso, a bit of dark cherry bitterness and just a hint of dark chocolate. Still a bit light bodied for the style, could do with more roastiness and maltiness, but a very solid beverage nontheless.
commonshawn (1333) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Tap at rumpus room in Milwaukee during glbtq. Small pour. Brown black with small white head. Boozy nose with dark fruit. Some peat. Sweet, booze, dark fruit. Bourbon doesn’t overpower. This is terrific. Iphonephan (7331) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2017
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola with a thin tan head. Aroma of bourbon and oak. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and stewed prunes. Moderately boozy finish, Smooth and delicious. MavDunk (121) - - MAY 14, 2017
Cola colored with tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma has bourbon, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit and more. A ton of flavor including all of the above. Light alcohol taste initially that is replaced by some bitterness. Body is creamy and full. ads135 (5053) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Very rich, very delicious dark beer. Picked up at Local Option with Josh, Brandon, Brian, and Al after ASEH in 2017. Thick on the tongue, super chocolatey with a deep licorice finish. Ron (4215) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color. Light beige head, short retention. Aroma’s: bourbon, sweet, vanilla, wood. it’s sweet, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, light alcohol, light roast. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, vanilla, chocolate. Body is medium maltierness.. Long finish with cocoa, light roast, light bitterness.