freemartin (2) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
Almost an espresso type creme, more than a head, with a rich amber brown color. Definite hints of cream and black pepper flavors of the Horsetooth Stout base, while the flavor of bourbon quietly dances on your tongue. wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Low carbo. Lighter than expected but a hint of black cherry tart/sweet overtones. Lasts on the tongue. Pulled at the bar and separates well into three strata. Nice! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours an opaque black with a full-lacing froth of rich dark tan head. Sweet dark caramel, chocolate and bourbon nose is quite enticing. Body starts with good, rich viscosity for a sweet stout and low amounts of carbonation with a smooth, creamy dark chocolate and bourbon finish. Great balance and flavor with good drinkability. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2008
This was just delicious! Rich and creamy with loads of milk chocolate. An ample dusting of cocoa powder, caramel and even a hint of nuttiness, melds with sweet vanilla bourbon notes. I could seriously drink this all night and never get tired of it. Great balance overall and throughout. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Light bourbon and oak aromas. Creamy, smooth texture. Subtle vanilla, bourbon and oak flavors. Great stuff.
Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Tap at brewery. Oak, milk chocolate, oatmeal and faint vanilla bourbon. Mildly sweet with a soft milk chocolate flavor. Medium body with a creamy feel. Beaver (1799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
The Bourbon Barrel Stout poured very beautifully. It was an opaque black with a big, tan, creamy, nitro-like head (though it says it is hand-drawn). The head lasted the entire pint and left some nice lacing.kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
The aroma was coffee, chocolate and some alcohol. Pretty subtle.
The flavor was roasted chocolate with some woody and alcohol notes. It was pretty sweet and sugary - a little too much so. It had a full and velvety mouthfeel.
Overall, I thought this was a good drinkable sweet stout. It’s more complex than the Horsetooth Stout, but a little too sweet for me. I remember their first batch of this (from a couple months ago) being much better.
Date: 10/14/2007DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
black, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace,
rich chocolate aroma with sweet dark caramel and vanilla ending with a touch of bourbon,
dark chocolate flavor, vanilla character adds sweetness, bourbon kicks in to add extra sweetness, light oak adds the only bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 11/10/2007
Whisky aroma. Small white head. Black strong in alcohol and smooth on the palate with a warming dry bitter whisky finish. skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
#400! Pours an almost dark brownish black. Nice retention. Strong aroma of bourbon, and that drowns out most else except light chocolate notes. Flavor is a lot of milk chocolate and a decent amount of bourbon. Oated roast notes come in through the finish. Medium body, a bit watery. Overall a good one...could maybe use a bit more oats to make it thicker.