riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Black pour with a nice tan head. Roasted malts, some chocolate sweetness and a light amount of vanilla. Dont get a lot of barrel in the aroma. But once the flavor commences I get a nice mix of bourbon, vanilla, oak, wood and dry roasted malts. Light burnt malts and some underlying sweetness too. Light carbonation with a smooth creamy body. brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Sampled at Noog 5. Dark, dark brown pour with a light head. Very woody aroma with a touch of unsweetened chocolate. Simple and nice. Most plesant flavor. The wood has mellowed the sweetness and left a full roasty unsweetchocolate presence with well balanced wood tones. The flavor profile seems unique in the current days over overwhelming sweet or bourbony brews. Wet, medium body and mouth feel. I seem to have hyped this one up in my notes quite a bit. Not sure about that but it is good. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A nice woody aroma that’s a bit refreshing after all the sloppy bourbon messes I’ve had tonight. Tart lactic body and some major roast. Dark pitted fruits with mild bourbon character. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Acquired via trade with 5000. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Aroma of roasted dark malt, vanilla, a hint of bourbon, chocolate and a touch of toffee. Taste is full bodied, very soft texture with flavors of toasted dark malt, bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and dark pitted fruits. Finish is semi-sweet with a fruity and bourbon aftertaste that even has some alcohol warmth. Very nice. gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Yummy! Gorgeous deep brown with tan head and plenty of lace. Aromas of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, whisky and caramel. Tastes much the same with bitter coffee and bourbon battling it out in the finish.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Deep, thick black pour with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak and coffee. Very bitter chocolate flavor with notes of wood and coffee. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, black in the center, with a huge dark than head that never really reduces past 1/4". Great lacing. Nose is big and potent, much more bourbon evident now than when I first tried it 3-4 months ago. Great nose of bourbon, coconut, mocha, dark roast coffee, mild ashy smokiness, but the overall experience is one of toasty warmth, without going over into booziness, but it does walk a fine line there. In the mouth this beer is full and expansive, big tasty bourbon throughout, not as dominating (or as wonderful) as say a Bourbon County Stout, but a very nice example in the mouth nonetheless. Vanilla, coconut, licorice, roasty bitterness, mild coffee and chocolate, long finish. Very nice stout, one of the best (after Old Rasputin and Peche Mortel) sold in my neck of the woods. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: APR 30, 2010 Pike Brewing Company--Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--9.50% ABV--60 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial. Wax sealed. Thin lace espresso head. No sediment. Opaque chocolate black ruby color. Roasted chocolate mild oak hop front. Creamy sweet rich bourbon oak roasted chocolate espresso smooth big Stout body. Balanced mild bitter hop bourbon EtOH hint mild hot end. Sampled 2/1/2009. $12.99 Each.
Pike Entire Wood Aged Stout--Brewer - Drew Cluley--2009 22 oz. Bottle. 9.50% ABV. 60 IBU’s. (0.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial. Wax Sealed Bottle. Huge foamy mild lace tan head. Opaque dark black color. Fruity burnt oak foamy front. Fizzy mild sweet thin sour Stout body Rich infected sediment. Dry citrus sour end. BAD! DUMPED! Sampled 4/30/2010. $10.79 Each. Cellered under good storage conditions since purchase. Very dissappointing. One scary bottle left. 2008 was good. ManvsCity (183) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
A thick & heavy bourbon barrel delectable that gets better as it warms toward room temp. 2009 bomber with black wax seal. Oaked bourbon aroma with tons of roasty malts and a little bit of funk. Head is alive! Takes several minutes to subside, even with a careful pour. Taste is dry cherries, espresso coffee beans, Kentucky bourbon, beef jerkey, and dark dried fruits, all infused with peaty Scottish tea. Chewy with a dry mouthfeel on the finish. leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Enormous head, quintupled its volume in foam. Aroma was floral and sweet with very toasty and fruity notes. Flavor was very richly sweet and malty, with a chocolatey, velvety mouthfeel and diverting into a sharply bitter finish like straight cocoa powder. Obnoxious to pour but more delicious than expected. I think this is underrated.