alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2016 thetomG (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black oily pour with a minimal amount of head & not much lacing.
Aroma is nice - bourbon up front with some chocolate, malt, vanilla, and roasty notes (amongst others) becoming apparent as it warms a bit.
Flavor is excellent - the bourbon is there but its certainly not overpowering (which is a good thing IMO). More coffee/chocolate/malty aspects make an appearance here as it warms along with some syrupy caramel/molasses type flavors... really tasty.
Could benefit from just a bit more carbonation but still has great general mouthfeel - not too syrupy thick and certainly not too thin.
Overall a VERY impressive beer. Its too bad they weren’t able to get this bottled, but still, it was nice to be able to bring home a growler of an excellent 12.5% BA Imperial Stout - that doesn’t happen very often!
Seek it out if you can - great stuff.
Draft to taster at FoBAB. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, black cherry, wood, nice beer. gyllenbock (9878) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
On tap at Haymarket.
Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and some oak. Similar taste. Sweet and tasty. A "dessert beer".
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2016
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, and coffee. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, wood, vanilla, and coconut. holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2015 Rating 2100. Small pour at Haymarket. Pours a deep black with a beige head. Strong rich bourbon aroma. Lots of wood vanilla bourbon and some sweet chocolate malt. It is rather reminiscent of bourbon county stout. Rich bourbon flavors. Bourbon bourbon and sweet chocolate malts that finish dry. There is a touch of bitter wood and possibly oxidation in there. Rich and pretty solid. burg326 (5608) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Poured a deep black color with aromas of vanilla, chocolate, roast, bourbon, wet wood and some light earth. Flavors were sticky chocolate and vanilla with some light bourbon, and roast in the finish, a solid treatment that hid the abv well.
Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2015
On draft at Haymarket Pub and Brewery in Chicago. Pours black with a tan head. Bourbon aroma. Flavors of plums, dark cherries, oak and vanilla with a warm boozy finish. GRM (4180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Glass, 5 ounces, draught, drunk at Binny’s, savoured on September 28 2014; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of dark brown head, light lacing; nose: bourbon, woody, coffee, light dark chocolate, slight molasses; mouth: bourbon, woody, coffee, light dark chocolate, slight molasses, hops, woody finale with good presence of hops, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: quite fine
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue chez Binny’s, voyage à Chicago, savourée le 28 septembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun foncé, légère dentelle; nez : bourbon, boisé, café, léger chocolat noir, très léger mélasse; bouche : bourbon, boisé, café, léger chocolat noir, très léger mélasse, houblon, finale boisée avec bonne présence de houblon, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien bon drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Draught at brewpub. Big bourbon vanilla chocolate and sticky stout. Boozy and really nice. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Tap: opaque with rocky tan head, spotty lace. Rich roast and biting char with even handed bourbon. Bittersweet chocolate and walnut with a tad raisiny fruit. Ashy and shockingly dry finish. I like this cubs (10717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
GABF 2014. Pours a deep brown appearance with a slightly thin brown head. A little on the boozy side but I guess that’s expected for the 13% boost. Dark chocolate, caramel, a bit of coconut. Almost like German Chocolate cake. Nice fucken beer but not as good as the Templeton release a few years back