mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Black pour with tan head. coffee nose. coffee little vanilla. roasty malts. Smooth medium body. slighty bitter finish. Barrel helps on this one but there are so many spectacular stouts out there.. mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Draft at the brewery. A dark brown beer with a small amount of beige head that quickly dissipates. Nose is roasted toffee, vanilla, bourbon, and a touch of pine hop. Taste is overtly sweet, toffee, vanilla, and toasty malt flavors overpower a minimal hop note, finishing with bourbon sweetness and a spicy alcohol note. JaBier (8044) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle shared by Brad at Jackie O’s just before Christmas. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Nose is very bourbon forward, but still has notes of chocolate and slight coffee. Flavor starts with vanilla, oak and booze, then smoothes out to chocolate and a roasty finish. The barrel killed the coffee somewhat, but still a solid beer. Ungstrup (37954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
Draft. A dark brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of malt both sweet and roasted combined with notes of bourbon. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, bourbon, and wood, as well as a light note of vanilla, leading to a roasted finish. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tasted at the 5th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/13/2010. This stout pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, bourbon and sweet. A medium to full bodied. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are herbal and earthy. Hints of bourbon, vanilla and wood. Very sweet. Nice carbonation. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel us full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
Ratman197 (14978) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at Lagunitas poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, maple, vanilla, light chocolate and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, maple, vanilla, light oak, light chocolate and light coffee with a smooth lingering bourbon finish. phaleslu (10338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma is pretty nice bourbon barrel- vanilla, oak, bourbon- with mild coffee and roasted malts, chocolate, and cream. The flavor and palate drop out a little bit, with cream, vanilla, and a weird plastic-like medicinal note drowning out the coffee and roast a bit. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Good beer, but a little off. bhensonb (15358) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours very brown/black with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon and maybe oak. Full bodied. Flavor is very bourbon/vanilla. Lots of coffee. Delicious. marcus (10354) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours black with a decent tan head and a chocolate aroma. Ther is an intense chocolate flavor with plenty of carbonation. Very tasty. nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bistro barrel aged fest 2010. Pours black, as far as I can tell, with a well-formed one-finger tam head and decent lacing. The aroma is excellent - lots of capuccino as well as bourbon barrel notes. A great base stout also comes through, with chocolate, roast, and vanilla. The flavor is absolutely huge and goes on forever. Great espresso, along with rich dark chocolate, vanilla, roast, sugary sweetness, oak, and bourbon. There’s also a spiciness to it, almost like chile peppers were added. Very complex. Full-bodied, decadent and rich, with a good carbonation level. This may be a little amateurish of me, but I liked this beer a lot. Really awesome and intense stuff.