AZmatt25 (5) - USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
Aged in 4 Roses Bourbon barrels to give it that slightly sweet and warming flavor. The best thing they have. jj21 (84) - Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Description from the Brewery:
Hinterlands highly acclaimed Luna Coffee Stout lends itself perfectly to barrel aging. We cellar this rich stout for two months in bourbon barrels provided by the Heaven Hill Distillery. The result is a complex beer with a nice background of bourbon and oak. We recommend enjoying this brew slightly chilled. Pour this beer and let it rest while you enjoy another of our award winning selections. It will be worth the wait! Opaque, black and rich.
Wow, get this while it’s around! When I first heard about it, I couldn’t control the drooling. The Luna Stout was great as it was, but Bourbon Barrel Aged!?!? Pours black with a thin, dense brown head. Black body. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with a backbone of bourbon. Somewhat sweeter than I expected. Tastes a hell of a lot stronger than the percentage leads to believe. Compared to the regular, it’s missing somthing withouht the nitro, but is still a fine stout. Probably one of the best session stouts you’ll find. I could drink only this for the rest of my life and die a happy man!
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Tap. Not quite black, coffee-like. Lasting, short tan head. Aroma of coffee, bourbon, hint of vanilla. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, and some chocolate. Medium to full body. Full flavor. Sweet then slightly bitter finish. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black with minimal khaki colored head. Bourbon whiskey, coffee, oak, roasted malts, and some chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with bourbon and woody notes. Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2008 On tap at Hinterland. I was anxious in tasting this but man, was it worth the wait. Appearance is a deep rich brown color with medium mocha head. Aroma is of intense bourbon with vanilla, charred oak, marshmallow and chocolate. Taste is upfront with bourbon which allows the roasted malt, chocolate and coffee to follow. This is a full bodied brew that feels like an Imperial Stout without all the weight of the alcohol. Excellent.
kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Dark pour from draft at two. Huge bourbon stout but one of the best I have had. Carmel coffee and chocolate notes. Bottle pour 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Thanks Dave for acquiring this growler. The beer pours to a black body with a bubbly light gray-khaki head. The aroma is light wood char, chocolate ganache, marshmallows, subtle oak, chocolate volcano cake, nice coffee. The flavor is charred marshmallows, light coffee, light notes of bourbon, and light charred wood. The palate is medium bodied, carbonated, and acetic a little bit. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head and little lacing. Aroma is intense bourbon, vanilla beans, oak, and some chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is much the same, with some alcohol warming and intense bourbon and vanilla.
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
On tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, pours black with a thin tan head, the aroma is full of chocolate, vanilla and a hint of bourbon, the flavor mixes all the chocolate, bourbon and vanilla together very well, there is a slight bourbon kick in the finish, amazing this beer tastes like this and has this low of an ABV. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Many thanks to David for picking up the growler! Poured a ruby-tinted deep brown with a short cap of medium beige head. The aroma picked up lots of sweet bourbon, dark chocolates, and a touch of coffee.. quite roasty overall.. sweet and enticing. The flavor found deep-roasted dark chocolate and espresso along with charred oak.. espresso bitterness and sweet bourbon accents kiss the edges.. lots more chocolate, toasty oak, and bourbon on the finish.. tasty! About medium-bodied on the palate, grainy, and very roasty.. well-balanced. This was a great example of integrating bourbon barrels with a less-than-imperial stout.