muzzlehatch (4963) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2016 mrm1021 (23) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour from the Brewpub. Pours black with a slight white head. Aroma of Chocolate and wisps of bourbon. Nice, smooth chocolate and bourbon flavor with some malt tones. A very good stout.
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #89. Draught sample at the brewpub, mid-August 2008. Interesting that they had both this and the "regular", non-bourbonized version on tap at the same time. Anyway in this case the bourbon does no favors; the stable head on the regular Spetsnaz is replaced by a quick-dying one here, the body seeming just as inky and opaque but thinner...nose is all bourbon, perhaps some raisiny-grapy notes are in there but they’re pretty hard to find...body is also boozy and vinous, very sweet, though it does dry out and some toasty malts come in for a nice finish. Ehh, in the end it’s not bad but definitely simpler and less interesting than the "regular" version. nuplastikk (6312) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Snifter at GT. Opaque brown-black body. Not much head, gone after a few minutes. Smooth and sweet, nice mixture between caramel, chocolate. Lightish on the booze. Smooth, middle of the road, but quite alright. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
On tap at brewpub, pours black with a thin dark brown head, the aroma is roasty with some bourbon and chocolage, the flavor has a front end that is a ton of bourbon and not alot else, there is a little bit of chocolate in the finish, completely unbalanced for me with way too much bourbon and not enough chocolate and malt. arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2012
Black pour with orange-tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, Sharp vanilla, and yellow cake batter. Flavor is an acidic roast with red wine-like flavors, wood tannin. Some light bourbon. Acidic finish. phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2008
On draught at the Malt House: Pours a thick opaque black colour with a large creamy brown head. Aromas of oak, whiskey, and bbq smoke. Taste is rich with strong bourbon flavors and barbeque. Nutty, burnt toast and coffee grounds.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Name: Bourbon StoutSkyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
Appearance: black, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma, touch of bourbon, light roasted blended with oak,
Flavor: rich chocolate and bourbon flavor, nice vanilla sweetness, light oak, roasted come in from behind to add the balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Mt Horeb, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear dark cola brown brew with virtually no head. Aroma of toasted dark malt and just a touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of toasted dark malt, vanilla, oak wood and some bourbon. Finish is slightly watery with a more distinct toasted dark malt and just barely any bourbon in the aftertaste. Not an in-yer-face bourbonized stout but just a dark beer with some light bourbon character. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, wood, light bourbon, and light smoke. Tastes of wood, bourbon, vanilla, chocoalte, and roasty. Bourbon was not overpowering. MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Draft. Black with a full light brown head Aroma is a mix of malt, bourbon and wood. Full body. Has a malt start a strong bourbon middle and a wood finish.