Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A depth of flavors going on here - moleasses, chocolate, bourbon, oak, booze, coffee. So malty, so complex, so strong. Dig it.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2012 bottle - infected. Sweet liquorice nose, dark forest fruits. Medium, oily body, sourness immediately noticeable, taste is pure varnish. Disappointment.
Jokestereo (343) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a very thin line of tanned head. Aroma; bourbon, vanilla, and a little smokey and coffee notes with a touch of persimon. Flavours; vanilla, well balamced bourbon flavour, some oak,, liqourice and coffee..
AdmiralVernon (1075) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pitch black with a small fast disappering head. N: Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, toffee T: Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, hint of coffee, cinnamon(?) O: Low carbonated with a very smooth mouthfeel! The bourbon gets through with a lovely balance! Wow!
Borup (13113) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at CBC 2015. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, chocolate and oak.
furthur (1081) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - SEP 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, opaque, oily black beer, bubbly almond colored head dissapeared immediately. Aroma is molasses, bourbon, hugely vanilla, rootbeer, broiled dark fruit, sweet chocolate. Taste is vanilla, molasses, coffee, oak, figs, pecans, bourbon, toasted barley. This is so much better than I thought it would be. Not nearly as sweet, fairly roasty, and big flavors! Palate is rich and thick, carbonation subdued. It’s a little hot. Another year or two might really make this shine!
simont1 (602) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of cola, wood, bourbon, tosca, burned caramel, light brown sugar. Lots of flavors, and very different from other bourbon barrel aged stouts. Solid vanilla taste with a licorice backbone, a bit nutty with spicy bourbon carrying it through. A bit thin.
Nocturne (1927) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Black colour. Manages a decent brown head for a few seconds. Lots bourbon and molasses in the aroma. The feel on the tongue is very good. Nice thick mouthfeel to it. Lots of chocolate and bourbon flavours. Spike of sweetness as it finishes. Solid imperial.
SHIG (4936) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and bourbon. Taste was sweet sticky boozy with chocolate and vanilla.
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a snifter..Dark pour with a thin
light brown head..aroma of bourbon,brown sugar
,coffee,molasses..tastes of bourbon,brown sugar
,molasess,coffee..little too much brown sugar for
my taste but still good.