dnstone (3625) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2011 Vanilla and wood on the aroma. A pitch black appearancce with a well-formed dark tan head. The flavor is chocolatey with charred wood and a vanilla and caramel finish.
Notes: Barrel -aged in 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels (on tap at the Pints for Prostates/Denver Rare Beer Tasting at Wynkoop Brewing Co, 2009 Great American Beer Fest as well as at the GABF itself. 23 yr-old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Draft sample at The Denver Rare Beer Tasting event during GABF week on 9/25/09. this was one of my favorite beers I had in Denver... Big black pour with an average tan head... huge bourbon nose with some vanilla... Medium body... extremely smooth... the barrel aging really takes force here with the chocolate malts falling back a bit... The bourbon is in your face from front to back... personally I enjoy strong barrel aging and this one delivered... cream like finish... so smooth... Awesome beer. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Wynkoop Brewery 25/09/2009
Big vanilla and some woody aroma. Beige head. Black very smooth on the palate and strong in alcohol with a little bitterness in a crisp and very dry coffee roast finish. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
LCBS 2010. Dark brown pour, rich tan head. Aroma is pure on top shelf bourbon, vanill and chocolate. Light roast. Flavor is creamy, sweet bourbon, rich oak, vanilla and toffee. Another beauty. TimsRatings (421) - - APR 5, 2013
Draft @ Busy Bee (Raleigh)
Deep rich brown color with minimal head. Strong coffee flavor without quit being excessively overpowering.
Great stout worth getting a 2nd of.
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Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft at Cravings. Opaque black pour, ample tan head and lacing. Bourbon and vanilla bean aroma. Complex flavor profile, layers of bourbon, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee... Excellent!!! gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting aged in 23 Year Old Pappy Van Winkle Barrel. Nose was big bourbon, big vanilla, soft oak, cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor was warming booze, big bourbon backbone, apparent wood, vanilla, some molasses, chocolate and heavy dark roast. I am convinced anything that goes into a Pappy Van Winkle Barrel is a winner! Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/20/10. In celebration of "craft beer week," Foothills decided to pull out this big boy again. The bartender told me that this was aged in barrels that had previously aged another beer.
This came out a muddy brown/black. Not as dark as I expected. No head at all. No lace. Big vanilla scents in this one. Some oak, bourbon, and a bit of toasted brown sugar. The body is slightly crisp, maybe a bit too much. Could be a little creamier IMO.
The bourbon notes are toned down a bit as these barrels had been previously used. I like that. The bourbon isn’t too overpowering. Some light wood aspects noted. There’s a slight hop presence as well. Very nice. Lots of chocolate, bread, and vanilla. This is one of the best BBA beers I’ve ever had. Well done, Foothills. Though this is only at 7.0%, I feel it. Sip this one.