KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011commonmac (1214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Bottle. The pour was a very deep dark black with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy medium brown head that was mostly diminishing leaving behind a decent amount of residue lying on top allowing for some really excellent lacing to form that totally sheeted the glass.
The aroma was sweet and malty of roasted caramel malts, a very slight indication of a resin hop and a mild sweet yeast with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, oak and a hint of bourbon.
It tasted malty sweet with a note of caramel and a touch of milk chocolate in the beginning, then a mild bitterness set in with a nice large dose of dark fruit and a bit of oak with a very large alcohol ending. The flavor lingered for a long duration, with the alcohol presence being the most dominant as time went on.
Mouthfeel was a few shades past medium in body with a dry yet syrupy texture and having a mild carbonation.
Overall a brew I suggest everyone should try at least once. It’s big, bold and fruity with a very smooth, drinkable alcohol presence and had just a touch of a woody tinge at the end.
On tap at the source during GLBTQ. Crew in tow. Tulip glass. Dark black in color with minimal tan head. Aroma features chocolate and coffee notes. Maybe a light hint of scotch-like peat. Taste is sweet and boozy but not with a traditional bourbon barrel aged alcohol burn. Some dark fruit like raisins coming through. Plenty of dark chocolate at the finish. Lingers well. Doesn’t feel all that different from an imperial stout despite the bourbon barrel aged claims. Good rendition but this dragon feels tamed. DougsBeer (4) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017 does not count
Great taste - can really pick up the bourbon flavor. Would recommend to any stout lover.
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bottle pours black with tan head aroma of cocoa, vanilla and booze taste was moderatly sweet with a warm alcohol finish voyageurmike (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Opaque black full bodied with malty bourbon aroma. Delicious anise notes precede a sweet boozy finish. Top notch impy. PugUglyBrewer (616) - - MAY 17, 2017
Dark brown in color with a pillowy head of light brown foam. Baking chocolate, light vanilla, and bourbon surround full bodied caramel malt. One of the gateway barrel beers I like to call it.
MavDunk (103) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours black with a thick khaki head. Smell of roasted malts imbued with bourbon and alcohol scents. Taste is malty with chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol taste in the middle. Slight bitterness in the finish. Palate is creamy with a full body. psydtamales (43) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 8, 2017
On draft at a local Yard House. Very milk chocolate, sweet bourbon, slight caramel with some herbal notes on the end. Malted milk chocolate balls?? Not much heat, very little roast, slight brown tinge on the appearance as well. Always worth a try, probably one of the best BBA stouts at it’s price point (which is cheap in bottles). meccahh69lol (193) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2017
avast ye! forth ith a stout that yon maiden fair and true doth declareth "good." it has a dark onyx pour and a choco alco nose. The bourbon barrel flavoring is firing on all "barrels" here, very tasty, less smoky, and with a lot of malt and mocha notes to boot. All in all, recommended for fans of the style and those inclined to try it out. Good for grooving to the Best Show while cooking the Best Mac and Cheese! DrNosha (2287) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017
12oz Flasche. Dunkel braun rötlich, fast schwarz. Beiger Schaum. Rosinen in Rum. Nüsse, röstmalz. Moncherri, Schokolade und Rotwein. Mit Raders Borwnies ein Traum! rader (4) - Ostfildern, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
Phantastisch! Schöne Trockenfrüchte im Geruch, ein schokoladiger Geschmack, in dem man den Burbon durchaus herausschmeckt.