arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks GT2! Dark black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought nice dark chocolate, vanilla, some oatmeal notes, nice sweet oak, bourbon in there, nice hints of spice, touch of coffee. Taste is a mix of mocha, dark chocolate, sweet cocoa powder, nice oak, vanilla, and bourbon compliments well, finishing fairly sweet, but nice and dry. Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Big thanks to Drowland for hooking me up with a bottle of this ! Pours a rich creamy black color with a three finger mocha rich foam. On the nose its soft yet boozy with nice ovaltine, bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, cocoa puff notes. The palate is well balanced with great integration between barrel notes and smooth stout flavors. Very easy to drink with solid flavors throughout. Glad I had the pleasure of drinking and sharing ! burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
22 ounce bottle shared at Hunhapu day, poured a dark brown color with aromas of bourbon, light wood, some vanilla, chocolate, and some mocha. Flavors are the same, blended very nicely, wish I had a bottle of this, this was a very solid beer. thanks to the person who shared this one. Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
Tap at the brewery during RBWG 2013. Pours clear brown with a fine, beige cream head. Pretty tasty stuff overall, medium to big sweetness but not cloying, light woody dryness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Pretty clean for such a big boy. Good bourbon and cocoa. I like it. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
Draft... RBWGJAX2013... Pours black with a mid-sized, creamy, cappuccino head. Good retention. The aroma is a swirl of coconut, vanilla and fudge. Full-bodied and velvety with airy carbonation. The bold, acrid flavor supplies intertwined notes of burnt mocha and blackstrap molasses. There is a long, slow fade of the hearty flavors rather than an abrupt finish. In my book, this brew pulls up just shy of being world class. Excellent!
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
22oz, purple waxed bottle, via trade. pours a deep, dark brown with garnet highlights that sits black in the glass capped by a whispy beige head. aroma is truly excellent, right up my alley, with big, sweet barrel notes of vanilla, graham crackers, brown sugar, and spice cake backed by chocolate icing, roast, and light espresso. flavor is delicious as well with the dark chocolate, roast, and expresso notes of the stout taking a front seat to the subtle notes of toasted barrel, vanilla beans, bourbon, and brown sugar with a touch of dry pecans on the back end. palate is a touch thinner than i’d like but still holds up very well with light carbonation and a hint of warmth. overall, this beer was a great use of those woodford barrel and is damn tasty. cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle @ Bill’s house. Thanks Bill! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Woody, sweet bourbon, chocolate, toffee aroma. Delicious caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, bourbon flavor. Nice stuff! craftycarl21 (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Thanks to GT2! Really well integrated bourbon imperial stout; vanilla, chocolate ganache, espresso, but the stout characters still shine through with the oaky sweetness only adding a delightful touch, not a blanketing flavor profile. Smooth and rich. Damn good. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Brown black pour with faomy head. Large burnt coffee, BB, and coffee aroma. Smooth chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and abv flavors. Medium full bodied with smooth carbonation. radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
750ml bottle, thanks GT2! Poured a dark ruby brown color with a small, wispy tan head. Aroma is some nice barrel notes, roasted, with plenty of sweetness. Plenty of toffee notes, caramel notes with some chocolate. This was pretty damn good.