Boomersmancave1 (133) - Wheatland, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The barrel-aged flavors native to Kentucky compliment this complex stout brewed and aged with Haitian coffee to create this wonderful Bourbon Barrel Stout.
ChadPolenz (1720) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 20B American Stout)
AROMA: Familiar stout aroma of dark malt, red fruit and slight chocolate. No roasted malt nor coffee. Slight tang. Mild nose overall. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Extremely dark brown to black proper; nearly opaque. Small, brown suds fizzle away quickly. No lacing. 1/3
FLAVOR: Mild palette of dark malt with generic, nondescript sweetness. No distinct roasted malt flavor whatsoever. Some firm dry bitterness at the apex of the swig followed by a short coffee flavor and some alcohol warmth. No chocolate or vanilla notes. Bourbon barrel character is virtually undetectable. 9/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; low carbonation. Feels tepid and dull in the mouth. Texture is smooth and 8% alcohol presence is subtle. Slightly dry, bitter aftertaste but otherwise clean. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Fails as both a bourbon barrel brew and a coffee stout. Entirely too mild and insipid. 4/10
TOTAL SCORE: 23/50
katrinaez (1502) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is lightly barrel oaks. Color is blackish brown. No head really. Taste had a touch odd oak moss and wood, mouth some tart and bitters. Tap
voyageurmike (319) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn, poured into a pint glass. Watery for a stout, opaque black with a trace of beige head. Has roasted malt nose with a touch of bourbon. Flavor is consistent with the nose, though the alcohol notes in the taste is more harsh than bourbon-like. Unpleasant malt finish.
kanaclane (366) - - OCT 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Chocolat, boisé
Bouche: Chocolat, vanille, boisé, acidité, aqueuse
Dommage que ça manque de longueur
kerenmk (4361) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alltech brewery/ distillery tour, Lexington, KY, 8.5.16. Very dark brown. Cherry, prune and fruity aroma, bitter and fruity taste with lots of dark fruit in it. Full body, cherry and a little woodsy finish.
wombat23 (880) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon notes, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, oak, caramel, rust, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is acidic and slightly sour.
darbeer75 (625) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: sweet and bourbony but not overwhelming; Appearance: black with thin white head that disappears quickly; Taste: roasty with some coffee but also unpleasantly bitter; no bourbon taste; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet-bitter finish; Overall: no desire to ever get again.
DenverLogan (1120) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle into a Rodenbach Grand Cru glass. Pours Mahogany dark brown with modest head and lace. Aroma of milk and dark chocolate, roasty malts and a hint of bourbon. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, liquid smoke, lime zest, slight bourbon, oak, cola, tart berries. Overall a wonderful aroma showcasing chocolate with a taste that can catch one off guard with sour notes, leading to a brain fart, but not a bad one!
jbuzz (816) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overly sweet.some Carmel and alcohol aftertastes. I found no Bourbon hints.
jimhilt (2567) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee & bourbon nose, flavor is bourbon, almost burnt coffee. $4.00 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.