Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain, caramel), with a strong note of bourbon/whiskey, other notes of wood, alcohol, vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/creamy/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Not too bad for this sorta thing, but really heavy on the bourbon...malt character is just barely able to show through that. I probably would like the unaged version better. Quite sweet, but still drinkable thanks to not being overly syrupy nor too hot/burning. Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Keg at the Bethlehem brewery. Dark brown, red highlights, large creamy brown head, good retention. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is raisin, booze, chocolate, vanilla, mild roast. Thin.
anthony850 (472) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Light and easy drinking stout. Chocolate and Carmel taste with light bourbon taste.
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It pours black with a dark brown head. It has aromas of bourbon, roast, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, and hints of vanilla. There are chocolate flavors, bourbon, dark fruits, raisins, hints of vanilla, and a slight burnt taste. It has a heavy feel to it that is bitter and has plenty of alcohol warming. katrinaez (2019) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Scent is heavy ripe black cherry and sweet tobacco cigars. Black with almost no head. Taste has nice boozy quality, but easy to drink. Not overly harsh. Mouth is good and full but again simple enough to not make you feel full. Bottle
JFGrind (2047) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Well built full bodied malty Imperial Stout that is maximized flavors with barrel aging. Coffee, roast, vanilla and bourbon goodness. Not too boozy, just right for my palate. dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours a light brown head with red flecks over a thick black body. Boozy aroma of molasses and leather. Rich chocolate and roasted malt taste. Warming finish with mild bitters. BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, vanilla, woody, bourbon,
Appearance black, brown foam,
Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate medium body, full body, average carbonation, eyE
Overall a nice wet bourbon wood taste that I would suggest to a friend demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Thick black pour with a cola colored head with a lasting small film. Big sweet bourbon, roasted coffee, and chocolate aroma. Smells delicious. Taste is dominated by bourbon with some vanilla and chocolate notes. Maybe a bit too boozy overall. Lighter mouthful than i expected. Smooth flat texture. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2015
12oz bottle into tulip glass, opaque black color with dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt sweetness, chocolate, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, light coffee and some oak. Taste seems more bourbon barrel forward; mocha, malt chocolate, vanilla bean, dark dried fruits, caramel, wood char and booze. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, rich with lingering sweet, roasty chocolate finish. Quite enjoyed this, very chocolatey leaning barreled RIS.