TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz’r shared with Tim (Lagunitasfan). Cracked this one while Tim was on the phone talking to his brother. Tim exclaimed, "That looks like motor oil!" Pours with plenty of carbonation and weak lacing on glass. Taste contains hardly any proof of barrel aging. Didn’t have an alcohol burn at all, an extremely smooth sipper. Amazing brew recommended.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful beer shared by TheRealBastard. The two of us polished this thing off after a Cable Car and Stone 10th. Nice afternoon, eh? Nose is cocoa, sweet dark fruit, and a hint of vinegar tartness. Massively smooth in the mouth. Smoother than ANY other good stout I’ve ever had. No alcohol at all. Creamy and oats. Sublime. Looks like motor oil but tastes like silk. Absolutely loved it. Thanks Brent.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice tan head of course a very dark IMP aroma caramel bourbon odour smooth coffee caramel dark fruit notes flavour mellow bourbon taste chocolate and coffee molasses liccorice this is bliss hoppin frog morishing imperial mild bitter the malt sweetness is first class oat meal smoothness good bitter on the palate finish oatmeal mellow malt sweetness bitter delicious that bourbon smoothness right through love it.
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch black, small brown head.
aroma is boozy, licorice, wood, roasted grains, quite mild. blended
flavaor is roasted grains, wood, coffee like bitterness, whiskey, chocolate, dark caramel
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber - thanks to RCL for the trade; dense black, slight tan head; yummy nose of bourbon and belgian candy; roasty, super smooth and lots of sweetness; oats, bourbon, chocolate chip cookies, vanilla; very dry with oatmeal and fudge; i wasn’t that impressed with the base beer and while an improvement, it paled in comparison to the BA Blackbeerd which was samples right before
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is probably a little better than I rate it. I’m just not a fan of the overpowering whiskey flavor. I wish someone would figure out how to age in bourbon/whiskey without the flavor being so strong. This one does seem to be pretty tasty despirte that complaint.
Suttree (6144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was kinda surprised how much I liked this one. The use of bourbon is extremely subtle. Well, maybe not "extremely", but more subtle than I was expecting. Actually, several people who tasted remarked that they could pick up an oaky note slightly more than a bourbon-y note, and I’m inclined to agree. Anyway, the whole beer came off as a well blended combination og chocolate and coffee, bourbon and oak, and understated background notes of raisin, pune, and vanilla. Tasty stuff.
deflagro (106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black liquid with a small, brown head. Rich, almost pungent aroma with notes of dill, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Taste is dominated by dill and oak barrel, with a roasted background and some alcohol. Feels a bit thin to stand up to the barrel notes, but still a good beer.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle Pours a nice brown with a thin tan head which disapates quickly. Leaves rings of spotty lacing. Has a good aroma of alcohol, roast, coffee, and whiskey. Has a light carbonation. The flavor is awesome. The whiskey barrel aging really comes through. Has a nice burn. Has a thick texture. This is balance very well. Has a full body. The finish is strong with plenty of lingering aftertaste. This is real good. I liked it without the barrel aging but this is awesome stuff.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big thanks to Brigadier for this trade. Brown-black pour. Thick, creamy, coffee-brown head fades to a film, leaves a few spots of lace. Aromas of cellar-dust, mint, vanilla, barrel, some of the brighter roasty elements, well harmonized but not particularly strong. Very thick, smooth palate. Flavor-wise, this is a banana split of a beer, fruity overtones meld with the rich, sweet chocolate malt base, bits of leather underneath, anise and cherry above. Long, warm finish with a bit of minty fire.